The recently opened Toronto Tabla Ensemble Centre for Indian Arts will have its inauguration ceremony on January 24th, 2015 located at 1386 Gerrard Street East. The day’s events will begin with a celebration of the Indian festival, Saraswati Puja, (for students of the Toronto Tabla Ensemble only) at 9 AM followed by the inauguration ceremony at 3 PM and performances by the Toronto Tabla Ensemble and other local artists at 6 PM open to all The Consul General of India, Mr. Akhilesh Mishra, will be the guest of honour for the ribbon cutting ceremony. This event will mark the opening of a unique multidisciplinary arts centre and school in the heart of Little India.
The new space will host daily tabla classes, afterschool youth programs, performances by guest artists, and a range of dance and music classes, workshops and rehearsals. The Gerrard India Bazaar provides the perfect backdrop for the centre to develop into a permanent venue for Indian music and dance, something that has not yet been available to Toronto audiences and arts practitioners. The Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) has been actively defining Toronto’s world music scene for the last twenty five years. Their mandate has been to promote the Indian percussion instrument, tabla, and spread knowledge of the classical North Indian rhythmic system through rigorous training at all skill levels.
This event is free, please RSVP at: http://tte.rsvpify.com/