Kalakendra’s mission is to introduce, promote, and enhance awareness of the various performing arts of the Indian subcontinent through concerts, classical dances, recitals, and lecture-demonstrations.

  • Kalakendra was founded in February 1987 in Portland, Oregon to promote the classical arts from the Indian sub-continent. We are a 100% volunteer-run organization.
  • Kalakendra strives to present famous artists of international fame and caliber such as Pt Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Zakir Hussian, Tibetan Monks, and John McLaughlin, who have won countless prestigious awards from the Grammy to the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.