Activity Offerings

Festival of Tabla

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018
– Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

Time: 12:00am – 12:00am

Only few days to the Festival of Tabla 2018!
RSVP by July 24th!

With few days left to the incredible and prestigious ‘Festival of Tabla’, which will feature 22 performances in two days with 32 artists gracing the stage, this festival will be one of the largest of it’s kind for Indian Classical Music on the West Coast and especially because it’s focus is the Art of Tabla….Don’t miss this event!

Grand masters of Tabla like Pt. Swapan Choudhuri, Pt. Sadanand Naimpalli, Vijay Kangutkar, Pt. Shashanka Bakshi,  instrument virtuosos Alam Khan, Rajib Karmarkar, Pankaj Mishra, Pt. Sanatan Goswami and the debut of vocalist Shubha Bhat are only a few of the great line up we have for you at the beautiful and enchanting venue – the Chinmaya Mission in Tustin.

For the first time in a long while in Southern California, you will witness female tabla solo artists – Dana Pandey, disciple of Ustad Zakir Hussain & Deepa Paulus, disciple of Sejal Kukadia from New York.  We are really excited to be presenting these two wonderful artists who will bring a fresh dimension to the male dominated field.

If this isn’t enough for you to be excited about, then just look at the other great artists listed on our website and poster and you’ll realize that such a Festival doesn’t come everyday.

The event is organized by the Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation.  Our Grand sponsors for the event are the Lohana Community USAthe Manek Family and Shankara Dance Academy.  These sponsors have come forward and realized the importance of this grand event and earnestly thank them for their support and sponsorship.

If you don’t want to pay the online transaction fee, not to worry.  We’ve setup an RSVP link especially for you: RSVP  You can RSVP now and then pay at the event!

Members of CMLA will receive separate email for their free pass details. Members have to pay $25 per person for food. 

Tickets are selling steadily but the Festival of Tabla 2018 expects to be a sold out event so don’t be left out to come and see one of the greatest Indian Classical Music Festivals to take place in Southern California in many years.  Never before has there been so many incredible artists, upcoming as well as grand masters, performing for one single event in a two day festival.

We have something for everyone!  Artists are coming from India, Scotland, New York, San Francisco, Canada and obviously our own beautiful California..  The Festival will feature solo’s in Tabla, Pakhawaj, Sarod, Harmonium, Sitar, Vocal, Kathak, Sarangi and more.  If you miss this Festival, well you’ll have to wait till next July to see any such event!

For those of you who have donated $108 per person to our foundation for 2018, all events for the year are FREE for you.  Please RSVP letting us know if you will be attending and which days.  Send an email to  You still have time to donate and help us reach our goal of 108 donors.  We need 50 more people!

All ticket prices include Lunch, Dinner & Chai time!  Support our foundation by buying the two day pass and let us continue this great festival for years to come through your donations.

Order your tickets today or RSVP and pay at the door.
What ever works best for you, we don’t mind.

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Event Location

Chinmaya Mission Los Angeles – Rameshwaram
14451 Franklin Avenue
TUSTIN, California 92780

Event Fees:

One day pass/person $ 50.00

Two Day pass/person $ 75.00


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