India Arts and Culture Council
501(c)(3) Non profit cultural education organization
PO Box 91294, Portland, OR 97291
Phone: 503-446-8123 | Email:


RASIKA is proud to present
An Evening of Multilingual Music feat. Padmashree Hariharan, Chinmayee, Karthik Raman & Orchestra

Date & Time: Fri Nov 16, 2018 @ 08:00 PM

Venue: Everett Civic Auditorium, Everett, WA

Artists: Padmashree Hariharan, Chinmayee Sripada, Karthik Raman & Orchestra

Tickets available now!

$39 / $49 / $59 / $79 / $99 / $129 / $149 / $199 / $249 (VIP) / $299 (VVIP) / $349 (DONOR)



Date & Time: Tue,  Nov 15th @ 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Venue: TBA
A Meet and Greet as well as dinner with the artists!
Fee: $50/ person
Duality: An Immigrant Experience
Date: April 15, 2018 @ 04:00 PM
Venues: Redmond Senior Center, Redmond, WA

The Duality dance production is adapted and will be touring various venues in Oregon showcasing the best of Indian performing arts.

Venues planned include: Chehalem Cultural Center, Salem Library, Blue Mountain Community College, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Pacific University etc.

Team of dancers from India and the Northwest join choreographer/dansuese Jayanthi Raman on the tour.

Funded in part by grant from Oregon Community Foundation

For further details, please visit

Collective Vision - Dance Concert

An Indo-Jazz Collaborative Musical Indian Dance

Venue: PCC Rock Creek Auditorium

Date: 21st April 2018 at 04:00 PM

Artists: Jayanthi Raman, Chuck Israels, Binni and Krishnakumar, S.V.Ramani, Raghavendra Rao, Chau Dancers and Bharathanatyam dancers

Jazz legend and Guggenheim Fellow Chuck Israels joins with Indian dance exponent Jayanthi Raman to create an evening of enchanting music and dance. The two artists lead a team of musicians and dancers from Northwest and India.

Funded in part by grant from Collins Foundation.


RASIKA is proud to present:

"A Tribute to the Carnatic Legend, Late Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna"
- A Lec-Dem and mini Carnatic concert by his dearest and prime disciple couple
Dr. K. Krishna Kumar & Mrs. Binni Krishna Kumar

Accompanying them:

B. V. Raghavendra Rao - Violin

S. V. Ramani - Mridangam

Venue: RASIKA School of Music and Arts, Hillsboro
Date: Fri, April 20th @ 07:30 PM


The prime disciples of the Dr. BMK (as fondly referred to), Carnatic Musicians who are well established and reputed in India and have travelled all over the world as a Carnatic Music unique male-female duo. They were more than disciples for their guru. In fact, they were the sole strength for the legend during his weakening old age during 2013/16.

Dr.K.Krishnakumar has accompanied in recent years almost all concerts with his guru for almost a hundred of his concerts and made a mark as the guru blessed him to continue his musical legacy at his last live concert at Anakapalli near Vishakhapatnam.

RASIKA has had a long association with Dr.BMK for more than two decades and with great reverence to the greatestest Carnatic musician of this century, RASIKA is proud to present the illustrious disciples Mrs. Binni Krishnakumar & Dr.K.Krishnakumar for this carnatic concert tribute tour.

The tour schedule is as follows:

  1. April 14th 2018  - 7pm - Dallas

Venue: Unity Church, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

Organised by INDUS ENTERTAINMENT, Dallas Tamil Manram, DFW Tamil Friends.


  1. April 13th, 14th, 15th  2018 - Dallas

Music Workshop on the Compositions of Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna - a unique learning experience for the aspirants.

Time: April 13th 7-9pm

April 14th 10-12 noon

April 15th 3-5pm

Venue: Mrs. Asha Anand

2409 Scenic Dr

Plano TX 75025

Contact: 📞 972-679-7874


  1. April 21st 2018 - 4pm - Portland

PCC Rock creek Event Centre, Portland

COLLECTIVE VISION - Indo Jazz Musical Collaborative

Tickets at

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  1. April 22nd 2018 - 4:30pm - San Jose

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara CA 95054

Organised by South India Fine Arts

Bay Area, San Jose

Tickets at

  1. April 28th 2018 - 9am - Detroit

Lead for Pancharatnam at Tapovanam Flint MI organised by Great Lakes Aradhana Committee

Click here for details

  1. April 28th 2018 - 6:30pm - Detroit 

Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

30687 Grand River Ave Farmington Hills MI 48336

For details

Contact: Mr.Rangachari Vijayaraghavan

📞 (248) 516 5533

  1. April 29th 2018 - 3pm - Philadelphia 

Chinmaya Mission Madhuvan

905 Big Oak Road, Yardley, PA 19067 

📞(215) 736-1923 / (215) 396-0390

(484) 678-6649   /   (609) 423-5601


  1. May 4th 2018 - 7pm - Toronto

Violin : Sri Jayadevan

Mridangam : Sri B Gourishankar

Ghatam : Sri Ramana Indrakumar

Venue: Thamil Isai Kalamanram Auditorium

Unit# 3, 1120 Tapscott Road

Scarborough, Ontario, M1X 1E8 - Canada

📞416 724 2466 📞+1 (647) 886-7226

The couple will present Carnatic compositions of Dr. BMK along with his favorite selections of other Vaggeyakaras with anecdotes and life experiences of the great guru between renderings. There is also opportunity for lecture prior to concert to talk about experiences with Dr.BMK. There will also be some recordings of Dr. BMK sold for the benefit of The Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna Memorial Trust established by his family members to preserve and propagate the legacy of the great musician.

Your immediate positive response is eagerly awaited.


DUALITY: An Immigrant Experience…

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Apr 032016

FREE Outreach events in April-May 2016

Join us to celebrate and share the personal stories, triumphs of many eminent Indian immigrant in Oregon. The contribution of Indians has been in socio-economic, arts, cultural, humanitarian sectors and we have become important members of this diverse community.

The panelists include Intel VPs, Directors, Engineers, Physicians, entrepreneurs, academicians, who not only excelled in their professions but took the time to make a difference in the community.They have mentored youth and women in community, founded local community and cultural groups to foster the regional cultures and languages of India, brought professionals of Indian origin together supporting local causes. All of these people have taken time to make a difference in the community in a positive manner. They will share their experiences and personal stories to inspire and motivate others.
Meet the amazing panel of eminent speakers….
oregonspanel2Raiyo Aspandiar, Joe Gnanaseegaran, Aniruddha Kundu,
Subha Varma Pathial,Sunil Shenoy, Rama Reddy, Nitin Rai, Rani Borkar,
Kishore Pathial, Durgam &Subha Chakrapani, Rajeshwari Philips, Shakuntala & GT Krishnamoorthy,
Gidu Sriram, Nitin Sarangdhar, Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Jaisen Mody, Ravi Velayutham,
P.S. Rao, and Mohan Nair.Facilitator: Jayanthi Raman
Ask questions, bring your children to attend the events.
Short music and dance segments by Natya Dance students and
Rasika Music School students will be showcased.
4:30pm Saturday April 2nd 2016
Location: Intel JFCC Auditorium
Hillsboro Mayor Willey will deliver welcome address.
4:30pm Saturday April 23rd 2016
Location: Portland State University, Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)
Supported by Rasika, the PSU Institute of Asian Studies IAS, PSU-COTA- College Of Theater and Arts and others.
3:00pm Saturday May 14th 2016
Location: Oregon Historical Society, Park Av., Portland

Presented-sponsored by Rasika, the Oregon Historical Society, with promotional support from the World Affairs Council of Oregon and the UO Folklife Program.

Ustad Zakir Hussain & Singer Hariharan in HAZIR

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Mar 192016
A Mother’s Day special concert !!
HAZIR! – A brilliant fusion of ghazal/blues and Tabla featuring vocal genius Hariharan and Tabla Legend Ustad  Zakir Hussainboth India's coveted Padma awardees.
Enjoy an evening of exceptional music, melody and percussion in all its glory – a perfect gift for the entire family on Mother’s Day!Known for his soulful melodic renditions, Hariharan is a popular Indian film playback singer and a king of ghazal. World-renowned tabla maestro and king of rhythm Zakir Hussain needs no introduction. Together they create the magic of HAZIR along with an ensemble of Indian musicians featuring guitar, sarangi, harmonium, and keyboard instruments. There’s only one chance to see these two musical legends perform

Sunday, May 8 at 4pm

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall,

1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
$30 /$45 /$60 /$75 & $105(VIP)

 Facebook Event page link

RASIKA presents HAZIR from RASIKA on Vimeo.

 Harmony reigned supreme - "It was a meeting of musical minds when Hariharan and Ustad Zakir Hussain to the stage. .Read More.. --The Hindu

"Ustad Zakir Hussain and Hariharan mesmerize Kolkata" ..Read More.. The Times of India

"Hearing the duo is like a dream. They complemented each other, and their on-stage chemistry was amazing" - Times of India

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Carnatic flautist Dr. N. Ramani passed away on Friday Oct 9th at Chennai, India.

He was one of the greatest flute player of Carnatic tradition.  RASIKA had the honor to present his concerts here in Portland.

He will be remembered for his grace, humility, simplicity and witty nature and of course his amazing music.

RASIKA family offer our respect and condolences to his family.

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