Upcoming Events


Pradhanica | NYC Premiere of Full Length Performance

By | November 5th, 2016|

Join us for the NYC premiere of the full length performance of Pradhanica. BUY TICKETS HERE Pradhanica explores the sonic and narrative possibilities of rhythm through dance and music. Dizzying spins, fast-paced footwork, immersive emotions, and dynamic drumming come together in this contemporary presentation of the Indian classical dance form of Kathak. In Pradhanica, named [...]

Pradhanica at Princeton Festival of the Arts (New Jersey Debut)

By | June 27th, 2015|

We're thrilled to announce the New Jersey debut of the full Pradhanica show and ensemble at the Princeton Festival of the Arts.

Tabla Duet at NY Weekend of Percussion

By | February 14th, 2015|

Taalim's Tabla Duet, comprised of Mike Lukshis and Kaumil Shah, will perform in the Showcase Concert at the annual PAS KosA NYU Weekend of Percussion in New York.

Tabla Solo by Mike in Brooklyn

By | August 6th, 2014|

Come hear Mike Lukshis, disciple of Pandit Divyang Vakil, perform a tabla solo in Brooklyn.

Know your Indian instrument #3 – Mrudangam

By | July 25th, 2014|Blog, Know your Indian instrument|

The Indian subcontinent is overflowing with instruments of all shapes and forms.  Certain instruments are used in a variety of musical forms and over a large geographic area, while others are well-known in a specific region for a particular style of music.  Through innovations by Indian maestros with regards to playing techniques and/or modifications to [...]

2014 PAS KOSA NYU Weekend of Percussion

By | January 29th, 2014|Blog, Events at Taalim|

Taalim is thrilled to be a part of of the 2014 PAS KOSA NYU Weekend of Percussion! This 2 day FREE event is is “15 hours of percussion clinics, concerts, and competitions from the hottest percussionists, drummers, and industry heads in the country….” Pradhanica, our Kathak dance and world drum ensemble, will be conducting a workshop/ performance on the Application of Indian Rhythms [...]

Unprecedented Tabla Trio: Taalika

By | March 28th, 2012|Blog, General|

  Introducing...the unprecedented all-female tabla ensemble, Taalika.  Taalika consists of Jin Won of South Korea, Sejal Kukadia of NY,  and Heena Patel of Toronto.  The three come together to present a classical tabla trio which was composed especially for them by Guruji, Pandit Divyang Vakil.  Taalika recently performed in India in the summer of 2011 [...]