Chhandayan Virginia Chapter

Chhandayan Virginia Chapter Chhandayan Virginia chapter

Chhandayan was born in 1984 in Calcutta, India; our main activity was to promote young talent, giving opportunities to perform on public platforms together with outstanding veterans. This mission was fulfilled through quarterly sessions of small concerts culminating in an annual festival at a bigger venue with the audience members ranging from 1,000 to 3,000. In 1998 Chhandayan got re-established in the USA as a not-for-profit organization, first operating in the state of New York as a small organization limited to offering classes and occasional small-scale concerts. Soon after that, we started spreading our wings out to neighboring states which included New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia Pennsylvania and even down to Florida. The gradual popularity of Chhandayan classes materialized not only through the increasing number of students, but also through adding more locations and faculty. Today Chhandayan has a running number of students ranging from 250-300 in our regular classes, and many advanced students now around the world. The annual workshops and seminars draw in at least another 100 students from all over North America. Our concert series started drawing in more audience which led us to bigger venues. The popularity demanded that we present more often and in more locations and the reason behind the popularity is primarily the quality that we have maintained. By presenting some of the best from this country and overseas in the most ideal settings for such kind of inspirational music to manifest, the quality is assured. The rapid growth of the organization led us to the culmination of presenting an All Night concert in Manhattan, in the traditional manner, every year for the last ten years on the second Saturday of May. This event has in its own course grown to be a global event, drawing people in not only from North America but South America and Europe as well. Thousands of people have been enthralled and elevated by the sublime quality of music that have naturally outpoured from the heart and soul of the greatest maestros from the world of Indian classical music. The musicians, while onstage, have always wondered about the miracle of getting the type of audience that they find with us. The audience clearly has acknowledged these concerts to be a very special experience which they don’t get anywhere else. It is the purity, the unassuming grandeur, and the incomparable level of competence that singles out Chhandayan events from everything else happening today in North America. And most importantly, it didn’t happen only once, it happens all the time. That is because of our hard work and sincerity and also at the same time justifies our presence as the most significant organization of Indian music in North America.

Mission: Chhandayan, a true canvas for painting Ragas and Talas.

Excellent concert coming up in Northern Virginia, (Manassas, Virginia). Sarangi and Tabla with Maestro Kamal Sabri and J...
11/07/2017

Excellent concert coming up in Northern Virginia, (Manassas, Virginia). Sarangi and Tabla with Maestro Kamal Sabri and Janab Monir Hosain on Tabla. Don't miss it....Spread the word!!!! See the Flyer below...

Chhandayan Baithak Concert - Roopa Panesar http://p0.vresp.com/HX1z1U #vr4smallbiz
12/19/2016
Chhandayan Baithak Concert - Roopa Panesar

Chhandayan Baithak Concert - Roopa Panesar http://p0.vresp.com/HX1z1U #vr4smallbiz

Nitin Mitta, based in New York, is one of the most sought after tabla players of his generation. Apart from being a dynamic soloist, he is a highly sought after accompanist who has performed with some of India’s most celebrated Hindustani classical musicians.

Vikku - Master Class & Performance of South Indian Rhythm and Percussion http://p0.vresp.com/RXefu8 #vr4smallbiz
10/07/2016
Vikku - Master Class & Performance of South Indian Rhythm and Percussion

Vikku - Master Class & Performance of South Indian Rhythm and Percussion http://p0.vresp.com/RXefu8 #vr4smallbiz

Rhythm has always been a quintessential facet of Carnatic music, and in the modern generation of percussionists, perhaps no other individual has mastered the intricacies and the laya endowments of the ghatam to such a great degree as Sri Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram. T.H. Vinayakram, affectionately...

Chhandayan Baithak Concerts Summer/Fall 2016 http://p0.vresp.com/K4tXTF #vr4smallbiz
08/24/2016
Chhandayan Baithak Concerts Summer/Fall 2016

Chhandayan Baithak Concerts Summer/Fall 2016 http://p0.vresp.com/K4tXTF #vr4smallbiz

  Samir Chatterjee – Tabla Solo  Andrew Shantz – harmonium   Prasad Ramanan - violin   Virtuoso tabla player and Chhandayan's founder and will perform a tabla solo.  The performance will be preceded*  by a discusssion on Sadhana, based on   Samir-ji’s recent experience of serenading a chilla.  * ple...

Chhandayan North Indian Vocal Concert 6/25/2016 http://p0.vresp.com/1Vgw8W #vr4smallbiz
06/25/2016
Chhandayan North Indian Vocal Concert 6/25/2016

Chhandayan North Indian Vocal Concert 6/25/2016 http://p0.vresp.com/1Vgw8W #vr4smallbiz

Chhandayan is priviledged to announce a performance by Ustad Naseeruddin Saami and Samir Chatterjee.Time and Location:Saturday June 25, 2016 6pm Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, Main Hall 4 W. 43rd Street New York City, NY 10036Tickets: Tickets are $30.00 for regular tickets and $25 for seniors/s...

Chhandayan Md/Va performance last Friday April 22, 2016 at Potomac Md.
04/24/2016

Chhandayan Md/Va performance last Friday April 22, 2016 at Potomac Md.

Don't miss this concert at Potomac, Maryland...
04/06/2016

Don't miss this concert at Potomac, Maryland...

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