India Literacy Project presents


13688 Black Spruce Way, Chantilly, VA



  Shrimati Maya Dharmadhikari

Accompanied by

   Shri Abhijeet Panse on Tabla
   Shri Arvind Bhand on Harmonium

DATE: Saturday, April 17, 2010

TIME: 7:30 PM


Adults: $15, Couple: $25, Student: $10

For more information, please call:

Satish Chandra ~ 703-961-9682 OR
Nandu Sawant ~ 703-620-0858

Come and support the effort to make India 100% literate!.

About the Accompanying Artists:

Abhijeet Panse is a popular percussion artist in the DC metropolis with over 20 years of tabla playing experience in India and US. He also plays dhol and other percussion instruments. He is a Tabla Visharad, and has studied tabla under Pandit Ramesh Samant from Pune. Currently, Abhijeet Panse continues to learn Tabla under the tutelage of Shri Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee, a renowned tabla player of the Punjab Gharana. Abhijeet Panse also gives tabla lessons at his home in Chantilly, VA.

Arvind Bhand started learning harmonium accompaniment at the age of ten and was influenced by seventeen years of stay in the musical town of Gwalior. He has played with several luminaries in the field of Indian classical and semi-classical music, as well as with original scores of light music. He is essentially self-taught, and has to his credit successful concert tours in the U.S. as well as in India as a harmonium accompanist.


Maya Dharmadhikari

Maya Dharmadhikari has completed Sangeet Visharad & Sangeet Alankar (Part 1) and has a Masters degree in Music from University of Mumbai. She has received extensive training for over fifteen years and still continues to train in Jaipur Atrauli Gharana style Ragadari from renowned singer & her guru, Mrs. Manik Bhide.
For many years, she has performed at Chinmaya Mission on the Janmashatmi day and has also performed at Sur Singar Samsad Devotional Music. She has presented many private concerts in Mumbai which have been mixed events of classical and semi-classical music. She has conceptualized, planned and presented thematic group programs (Ashta Bhairav, Natanga Natrang) in and around Mumbai.