Seattle, WA, January 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced a $10,000 Art Works award to the Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla Seattle (ACIT Seattle), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting tabla drumming and Hindustani music through educational programs, concerts and classes.  This is the 2nd year in a row that ACIT has receive the Artworks grant.

The funding will help to support ACIT’s 2017 Access to Ustads Project, an effort to bring four Indian maestros to western Washington for public performances and to provide accompanying educational workshops and lectures. In 2017, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan will perform on Sitar in Bellevue, Washington on April 8th, and sitarist Anupama Bhagwat will perform on June 2nd in Seattle for the project. In the Fall two more masters of South East Asian music will perform and all artists will also hold workshops in King County as well.