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The Festival of South Asia runs from noon until 11 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 16 in the Gerrard India Bazaar. Highlights include Afghani, Bengali, Indian, and Sri Lankan cultural performances, including a debut performance of original music by Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s Ritesh Das scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday. ● Wag on the Danforth at […]

World-class tabla school opens up shop on Gerrard

As a teenager in Kolkata, tabla maestro Ritesh Das dreamt of playing Bollywood film scores. By 22, Das was in L.A. and touring with AMAN — a world music group so big they filled half a Boeing 747, bags packed with everything from Balkan balalaikas to Appalachian ‘hee-haw’ banjos. But it was here in Toronto […]