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MADE IN INDIA – A Photo Exhibition by Caroline Tabah – Watford, June 12 – July 14, 2014 - Jun 12, 2014

Made in India, a photo exhibition by Montreal-based artist Caroline Tabah, presented by the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya (PRSSV), and hosted by the Watford Central Library from June 12 to July 14, 2014. All are invited to meet Caroline at the exhibition launch on Thursday, June 12 from 5-7 pm. Fragments of light from film […]

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Biography of Pandit Sharda Sahai - Nov 21, 2012

Pandit Sharda Sahai, the legendary tabla virtuoso, was widely regarded as one of India’s great ambassadors for tabla being at the forefront for the spread of Indian music in the East and West. As a performer, composer and educator, his contribution to the field of tabla was unmatched and achieved after long years of dedicated […]

One Year On – the Legacy of Pandit Sharda Sahai - Nov 20, 2012

One year on, we remember the life and legacy of Pandit Sharda Sahai. PANDIT SHARDA SAHAI, renowned as one of the greatest exponents of the Benares Baj and was instrumental in pioneering its development worldwide, most notably in Canada, America and the UK.  He hailed from five generations of master musicians and whilst always faithful […]

Residencies and Education - Nov 20, 2012

In the mid sixties, with typical strength of mind, Pt. Sharda Sahai resolved to teach music to anyone who did not have access to learning in the guru-shishya-parampara system. In 1965 he founded the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya in Benares and in 1987 in London. His year was divided teaching in the UK, Canada, […]

Pandit Sharda Sahai in His Own Words - Nov 20, 2012

Pandit Sharda Sahai in his own words Interview first posted April 2004 on by Sandeep Virdee What are your earliest memories of music? I started with just hitting the tabla when I was very young child. I think I was only just learning how to walk. My father used to get angry with me. […]

Fellowship Award Speeches - Nov 20, 2012

In recognition of his lifelong contribution to music, Pandit Sharda Sahai was made a Fellow at Leeds College of Music, Leeds University on 11th November 1997. Below you will find the presentation speech by Dr. Santokh Matharu at the Conferment of Degrees and Awards in The Great Hall, University of Leeds, UK, on conferment of […]

TAAL – The Rhythm of Life Documentary Film Fundraiser - Aug 30, 2012

Montreal-based filmmaker Caroline Tabah has begun a film project about the late Pandit Sharda Sahai and his relationship with his Canadian disciple Shawn Mativetsky. In order to complete TAAL – The Rhythm of Life, Caroline has started a fundraising campaign on the website Indiegogo. Please visit the fundraising campaign site and consider making a donation […]

Tabla and Kathak Recital – June 24, 2012 – London, UK - Jun 4, 2012

BHAVAN CENTRE Kathak Department of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, UK 24th June 2012 at 6.30pm Tabla Solo by Deepak Sahai of the Benares Gharana, courtesy of PRSSV With harmonium accompaniment by Fida Hussain Kathak Dance recital by Dr Kumkum Dhar. Disciple of the great Guru Shri Lachhu Maharaj Ji of Lucknow Gharana. Tickets £10 T: 020 […]

Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky – July 2-8, 2012 – Montreal, Canada - May 23, 2012

Announcing the Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky Hosted by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University Montreal, Canada July 2-8, 2012       During this intensive hands-on workshop, participants will learn tabla in the tradition of the Benares (Varanasi) gharana. The workshop is open to all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). […]

Kathak / Flamenco Dance Performance at Kew Gardens – May 7, 2012 - May 5, 2012

Monday, May 7th 2012 Kew Gardens, London, UK This Bank Holiday Monday join Priya Pawar and friends for an open air dance and music performance in front of the Temperate House. Fusion of Indian classical style dance and flamenco inspired by nature’s seasons. Deepak Sahai appears courtesy of Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya. Programme: 12am-1pm […]