AAVARTAN V. 2.0 The Cycle of Rhythm

The Cedar Presents

AAVARTAN V. 2.0 The Cycle of Rhythm

Sat, July 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

This event is all ages

This is a seated show.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

One year after making its formal debut at The Cedar, AAVARTAN, Minnesota’s first and only Tabla ensemble, returns to present the poetic drumming tradition of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music in a small ensemble format. The repertoire of the group consists of classical Tabla compositions from various Gharanas (stylistic traditions), normally performed in solo format, adapted for an ensemble performance. The Tabla compositions performed by AAVARTAN are wide ranging, drawn from multiple rhythmic cycles in various tempi, so as to give audiences a holistic appreciation of the unique poetic drumming tradition that is the hallmark of Hindustani music. The Sarod and voice color the rhythmic content with melodic contours and the Tabla performances are interspersed with vocal recitations of the Tabla poetry to bring out the beauty and splendor of this sophisticated tradition. AAVARTAN will present all new material in this, version 2.0, on July 21, 2018.

AAVARTAN is led by Dr. A. Pavan with Abhinav Sharma (Tabla), Krissy Bergmark (Tabla), Siddharth Iyengar (Tabla), Chinmay Sahu (Tabla) & Samir Patel (Tabla) and special guests Pooja Goswami Pavan (Voice) and Praful Kelkar (Sarod).
Dr. A Pavan
Dr. A Pavan
Dr. Pavan has trained in Tabla under several masters including the late Sri G. Laxmiah, Sri Ambika Prasad Mishra and Sri Gopal Mishra. Presently he trains under Sri Rajendra Nakod in Bangalore and Ustad Shabbir Nisar in Hyderabad. He has been very active in the promotion and presentation of classical Indian music in the Twin Cities; he has served as the President of the Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) and continues to serve as an Advisor to IMSOM. Over the years, he has performed for Katha Dance Theater, Pangea World Theater, IMSOM and other groups in several productions and concerts. Pavan appears on several recordings of world/fusion music with MN artists. Since 1999, Pavan has provided Tabla instruction to well over 250 students. He has co-composed the music for several theatrical, dance & musical productions with his wife, Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan.

This activity is made possible in part by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through a grant from The McKnight Foundation.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

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  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or info@thecedar.org.