Heritage Arts

India Currents has championed the classical arts of India for the past 32 years. We have played a vital role in the existing cultural landscape of the diasporic Indian. Our Heritage Arts Initiative in partnership with the Bandish Network brings the finest of international opportunities, platforms and artists’ stories right at your digital doorstep. Check out some of our stories here.

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Festival of Tabla

Festival of Tabla

The Festival of Tabla is an annual two-day immersive weekend of Indian classical music taking place on 28th and 29th July 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Festival of Tabla was launched in 2017 in California and spotlighted a cast of 19 presentations over two...
Taal Talk

Taal Talk

You’ve read about the Festival of Tabla coming up, now let’s learn about the person who made the festival happen. A personal journey shared with India Current’s Heritage Arts Initiative. Meet Rupesh Kotecha, a music enthusiast, student, teacher, compassionate...
Behind the Scenes of Creativity

Behind the Scenes of Creativity

What does it take to create a work of art? The sort of art that goes beyond merely engaging your senses, but informs and educates as well. There are many steps before a talented artist showcases his creative idea to the viewer. When all we have to admire is the...
Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

I hear what seems like hundreds of bells and tens of stamping feet as I walk up to a rehearsal studio in Cupertino, California, in June 2018. When I step in, I see that that is indeed the case, but now I can hear the music as well. There are easily 50 women of all...
The Heritage Arts Initiative

The Heritage Arts Initiative

Over the past 31 years, India Currents has mobilized compelling shifts where we have conveyed fine stories and have ignited passionate revolutions. What has been our pride, in an interconnected international community, has also been the reciprocal trust of our...
Still I Rise by Vidhya Subramanian: A Bold, Thought-Provoking Production

Still I Rise by Vidhya Subramanian: A Bold, Thought-Provoking Production

San Francisco Bay Area experienced the world premiere of Still I Rise, a solo performance by Vidhya Subramanian, on May 18, 2018, in Palo Alto, California. (Presented by Narika, an organization for women’s empowerment). While all elements of the production are...