Welcome to Shastra!

We are so excited to welcome you to our new website! We started out last spring with the idea of creating an organization that would connect musicians working in both the Indian and Western musical traditions, provide a forum for cross-pollination and support of one another’s work, and a create a platform to showcase this beautiful and unique music to a global audience. After many months of hard work and planning, we are so thrilled to announce the launch of Shastra!

We invite you to peruse our site. 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 Events page to learn about events in your area. Learn about our educational initiatives, including an upcoming collaboration with Face the Music on our Parampara page. And stay tuned for more information about our first Festival in Spring 2015. We are working hard to gather musicians from all over the world together for this unique yearly 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!


Payton MacDonald and Reena Esmail
Artistic Directors

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