Venue: Sanatan Dharma Cultural Center

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The Festival of Tabla™ is today the largest gathering of Indian classical musicians on the west coast and is rapidly becoming a globally recognized landmark for percussive arts as well as the classical traditions of India. The Festival’s focus is to provide an unbiased platform to the new and diverse generation of artists giving them a chance to present authentic tabla solos as well as solos in instrumental, vocal, and dance in front of larger receptive audiences and be able to perform on the same stage as the maestros. Such an opportunity is integral and essential to not only uplift the artists but create a healthy and vibrant sense of community within the realm of Indian Classical Music and Arts. The two day festival is filled with exceptional artists from around the world and the U.S. Come and experience this unique festival and learn about Indian classical music & culture. The Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation is at the forefront of preserving this great heritage and presenting it to audiences in California.

"The Festival of Tabla is dedicated to all the great Gurus that I have had the fortune to learn from". - Rupesh


Grand Finale Artist

Saturday July 30, 2022

Shahbaz Hussain

Tabla Solo

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Shahbaz Hussain is regarded as one of the leading tabla virtuoso’s of his generation. He has received numerous accolades for his captivating performances, including receiving the prestigious “Son of Lahore” Award from the Government of Pakistan in 2008. Shahbaz began his grooming in the art of tabla at age five with his father, the late Ustad Mumtaz Hussain – a prominent vocalist. He later went on to study with tabla legends Ustad Faiyaz Khan from the Delhi Gharana (school), the late Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan from the Punjab Gharana and finally the late Ustad Allah Rakha Khan. Shahbaz is an extremely versatile tabla player. He has mastered all the imperative traditional skills as well as the ability to project those skills to more contemporary styles. His solo performances have gained great recognition all over the world. He is also much sought after for his accompaniment skills by many of the great masters musicians of India & Pakistan – including Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia and ghazal legend Ghulam Ali to name but a few. Shahbaz regularly travels across the world to present performances, including throughout Europe, North America & the Asian subcontinent. He has performed in many prestigious venues, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., Lincoln Center in New York and London’s Royal Albert & Queen Elizabeth Halls. His band, Indus, has received critical acclaim for their debut album Firefly and they continue to tour the UK & internationally. Shahbaz is also passionate about passing on the knowledge of tabla to others. He is a dedicated teacher and regularly teaches across the country, including at the University of Newcastle and the University of Huddersfield.


Grand Master Artist

Performing July 30 & 31 2022

Pandit Omkar Gulvady is one of the most humble and exceptional Grand Master artists who has accompanied virtually every great artist in India and continues to be one of the most sought after vocal accompanists even with the new generation. His illustrious career has spanned more than 7 decades. Omkar's Tabla Solo's have thrilled audiences around the world and students continue to learn from him on a daily basis. We are fortunate to have Omkar Ji amongst us for the Festival of Tabla 2022. Omkar Gulvady is a senior most disciple of the great Pandit Taranath Rao. The below names of whom Omkar Gulvady has accompanied speaks volumes for his mastery on the instrument. This list is only a tip of the iceberg.





Pt. Mllikarjun Mansur,

Pt. Basavaraj Rajguru,

Pt. Kumar Gandharv,

Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi,

Dr. Gangubai Hangal,

Pt. Chidanand Nagarkar,

Pt. Mangeshnath  Govekar,

Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki,

Pt. Dinkar Kaikini,

Pt. Saratchandra Arolkar,

Pt. Ramashraya Jha,

Pt. Ram Marathe,

Pt. C .R. Vyas,

Pt. Firoz Dastur,

Pt. Balasaheb Punchwale,

Pt. Jasraj,

Pt. Yashvantbua Joshi,

Ustad. Ghulam Mustafa Khan,

Gana Vidushi Smt. Manik Varma,

Smt. Kausalya Manjeshwar,   

Gana Saraswati Smt Kishori Amonkar,

Begum Parveen Sultana,

Smt. Girijadevi,

Ms Prabha Atre,  

Smt. Shobha Gurtu,

Smt. Nirmaladevi,  

Smt. Anita Sen,

Ms. Jyotika Roy,

Ms. Sarala Bhide,

Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar,

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia,

Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao,

Pt. Raghunath Seth,  

Pt. Nityanand Haldipur,

Shri. Lion Leifer(USA)

Shri. Anand Murdeshwar(Flute )

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Pakhawaj Quartet + Indian Slide Guitar

Saturday July 30, 2022


Jef Feldman

Leonice Shinneman

David Cipriani

Lehra Accompaniment

Peter Fagiola


Gregg Johnsonn

ART EXHIBITION of 108 Paintings by





Dot Art by Chandrika

*Art pieces will be

for sale at the Festival Store


Dr. Viral Mehta, California

"I am greatly indebted to the festival for inspiring me to resume my Tabla journey after a hiatus of almost 40 years!"


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The Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation

The Festival of Tabla™ (FOT) is brought to you by the Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Charitable non-profit organization (EIN: 33-0550765), located in Chino Hills California. FOT was launched in 2017. Since the inaugural FOT 2017 with only 19 artists and an audience of about 200 people over the two days, the Festival has grown exponentially and will host 52 artists in 2022! It has been the foundations goal from the very beginning to curate a program and environment where there is a sense of community in the cultural heritage of Indian Classical Music and Arts, involving people of every gender, color, caste, and creed. At the Festival of Tabla one should be able to experience the greatness of the various traditions India has to offer and also be exposed to other art forms from around the world. The goal is to create such an atmosphere of belonging that nobody wants to leave.

Rupesh & Mona, Founders

Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation

Tabla Jugalbandi for Ustad Shamsuddin Khan's Punyatithi 1969 (picture credit Bengt berger)


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