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East Meets West – Ustad Shafaat Khan with Beledo

Friday, October 14, 2022

East Meets West

Sitar & Tabla Legend, Ustad Shafaat Khan with South American Guitar Hero, Beledo.

DVAA is excited to present an evening of lively, energetic, and transcendent music to the Tusten Theatre on Friday, October 14th, at 7 PM. Join us for “East Meets West,” a performance by Indian Sitar and Tabla legend, Ustad Shafaat Khan with South American guitarist, pianist, and composer, Beledo. 

Experience music that blends the cultural traditions of Indian Classical and folk on sitar, tabla, and vocals, with flamenco, pop, guitar, keyboards, and western percussion. Audiences will be thrilled with a performance that promises to be exciting and educational as a way to tap into other cultures. 


Ustad Shafaat Khan was born in Mumbai, India, into an esteemed musical family with a legacy dating back to the 16th century when his ancestors were master musicians of the Mughal courts. Maestro Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar (a larger bass sitar), and tabla (drums). He has performed at prestigious concert halls and music festivals worldwide. He has shared the stage with the late Ray Charles in Germany and performed with Stevie Wonder at The Bonnaroo Festival.

Driving power entered the performance when Shafaat's marvelous showed us the rhythmic complexity of the music and enthralled the audience.

Virtuoso...Classical purity astonishing... intellectual and poetic...creator as well as performer.


Beledo gained guitar-hero status in his teens, playing every theatre in his hometown of Montevideo and captivating audiences in Uruguay and Argentina. After a brief tenure with Uruguayan rock and blues super-group Dias de Blues, Beledo pioneered the jazz-rock band, Maytreya, and later on, the mythical Siddhartha, inspired by the burgeoning jazz-fusion movement (Chick Corea, Weather Report, Soft Machine &, etc.).  

Beledo is blindingly virtuosic without being overbearing and his solos come off like silk.

Beledo has had a long and storied music career in the world of Jazz-Fusion, leading to countless collaborations, recitals, recordings, and tours. In 1996 Beledo toured with the Tropical Tribute to the Beatles, featuring Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, Cheo Feliciano, and an all-star lineup of Latin artists. More recently, Beledo recorded with Romanian keyboardist Gia Ionesco, alongside drummer Virgil Donatti and bassist Anthony Crawford. In 2016 Beledo released his first CD on Moonjune Records featuring his multi-instrumentalist talents on guitars, piano, keyboards, violin, accordion, and vocals. Versed in classical theory, composition, and technique, Beledo is adept in the traditional styles of his birthplace. Drawing inspiration from vast and diverse modern musical forms, Beledo has earned his place among our time’s most sophisticated, versatile, and gifted artists.


East Meets West
Tusten Theatre
210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY

$25 advance* / $30 at door
($20/$25 DVAA Members)
Kids 12 and under are free

Advance tickets price available until 2 PM, day of performance.

Shows start at 7:00 PM. Box office/concession opens at 6:30 PM.
Click here for DVAA’s current COVID Safety Protocols.


The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the Fair Games Fund, the Nancy Stevenson Memorial Fund, the Hearthland Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support from the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

  • Organizer Name: DVAA
    • Type: Performance
    • Time: October 14, 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Venue:Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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