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Krishna Mohan Bhatt (Sitar), Saraswathi Ranganathan (Veena), Nitin Mitta (Tabla) and Ganapathi Ranganathan (Mridangam)

Celestial Sound of Sitar and Veena

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5:00 to 8:00PM

Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 South Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tickets: $35.00 (VIP - first 3 rows), $25.00 (General Admission)

Student tickets ($10.00) available at the door with valid school ID


Krishna Mohan Bhatt's performances of Hindustani ragas have won the admiration of audiences wherever he performs. His music is noted for its virtuosity, originality and depth of feeling that is conveyed to the listeners. He has collaborated with Western and Indian musicians since the early 1980s. He has recorded with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, the Kronos String Quartet, and Rajasthani folk musicians among others. His work with Terry Riley on the soundtrack for Alain Tanner's film "No Man's Land," is a beautiful blend of eastern and western traditions, has become a favorite among music lovers.

Nitin Mitta, is a dynamic soloist and highly sought after accompanist, who has performed worldwide with some of India's most celebrated Indian classical musicians. In 2010, Nitin joined forces with Grammy Nominee, Pianist Vijay Iyer and electric guitarist R. Prasanna, to produce a studio album titled Tirtha.

Saraswathi Rangnathan: A virtuoso of the traditional Indian Veena instrument. She has been performing for more than 25 years with several performances and novel music experiments to her credit, presented to a global audience. Her versatility as a Veena artist was recognized when she was recently picked as the first Carnatic Veena artist to adorn the stage of an off-Broadway play, "Jungle Book "directed by the celebrated director Mary Zimmerman and supported in part by Disney Theatrical Productions. Six-time Jeff-Award winning Music Director Doug Peck has this to say about Sara: "Simply put, Saraswathi Ranganathan is one of a handful of truly great musicians with whom I have been fortunate enough to collaborate".

Ganapathi Ranganathan: is an accomplished artist performing Mridangam and Kanjira for over 15 years. He has a natural feel and knack for rhythm that makes him versatile.He received training in percussion from Gurus like T. N. Shashikumar, Vasudeva Rao and T A S Mani from Bangalore, India. He has won several awards. He has performed at prestigious venues in India and US.


Thanks to Broward County Cultural Division for assigning Mr. David Schwartz to write Inspiring story on Association of Performing Arts of India



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Click Here To View Our BrochureDriven by their passion for Indian Classical Music, Bharti and Dr. Deenbandhu Chokshi were hosting house concerts of Indian Classical music for friends for many years, but one day it came to them that Indian Classical music is so ancient, "we need to let the public enjoy our music." And, so, along with a few friends, on June 5, 1998, they founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Association of the Performing Arts of India.

Based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, the Association of the Performing Arts of India (APAI) was formed to preserve and promote Indian Classical music and dance through concerts, classes and lecture-demonstrations of Indian Classical music and dance. Since 1998, APAI has been the sole organization in the South Florida region to host artists consistently of major international stature within the realm of Indian Classical music and dance, while also serving the needs of the local community through educational outreach.

In the last sixteen years, in furtherance of our goal to educate our community about the Indian Classical music and dance, APAI has presented fifty plus concerts and many lecture-demonstrations to schools, libraries, Universities and community colleges. January through April 2009, we offered a course on Indian Classical Dance - "Bharat Natyam" - at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

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