It’s the third go for the Shruti Foundation, whose Indian Music & Dance Festival melds the worlds of Northern and Southern India by bringing together some of the brightest minds in both the Carnatic and Hindustani backgrounds. Longtime Tampa tabla player Shankh Lahiri will be on hand along with sitar player Maestro Ustad Irshad Khan, chordophone killer Saraswathi Ranganathan, mridangam player Megaraja Rao Venupuri and more. Students from the Shruti School of Music kick things off with a 4 p.m. Saraswati Vandana (a Hindu mantra that is recited for music, knowledge and wisdom), and the program should be over by 10 p.m.
Tampa Bay Indian Music & Dance Festival. Sun. Aug. 26. 4 p.m. $15 and up. The Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Rd. Tampa. eventbrite.com.
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