Welcome to Shastra!

shastra-annual-campaign-bannerShastra is an organization that connects musicians working in both the Indian and Western musical traditions, provides a forum for cross-pollination and support of one another’s work, and a creates a platform to showcase this beautiful and unique music to a global audience.

We invite you to peruse our site: Scroll down further on this page to peruse the Shastra Blog. We post interviews with musicians, release video footage from Shastra events, and bring you news from the Indian-Western crossover community. You can become acquainted with our diverse group of featured Artists through their individual pages, which include some information about their background, and an audio ‘snapshot’ of their work. Visit our Calendar page to learn about events in your area. Learn about our educational initiatives, including our recent collaboration with Face the Music on our Parampara page. And apply for the Shastra Symposium 2016, our first peer-reviewed conference. We are looking for musicians from all over the world for this unique event.

We would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us with your questions, to be on our mailing list, or to see how you can get involved in the organization. Welcome to the Shastra community!

Best,

Payton MacDonald and Reena Esmail
Artistic Directors

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