World-renowned mridangam matesro Dr. Trichy Sankaran returns to Vancouver to perform with his long-time disciple Curtis Andrews and his ensemble, The Offering of Curtis Andrews.

The last time this combination occured in Vancouver was at a sold-out concert in 2018, which received rave reviews. COVID-derailed a planned CD release concert at the Indian Summer Festival in 2020. Finally the stars have aligned (and restrictions have eased!) enabling this meeting of master and student (and his friends) once again.

The repertoire of the concert will be original music by Dr. Sankaran and Andrews, including several items featured on Andrews’ recently released and critically-acclaimed album Speaking Hands (2021), which also features the playing of Dr. Sankaran. Other special guests for the concert will be Carnatic musicians Vidyasagar Vankayala (voice) and Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan (violin).

Expect virtuosic rhythms, mesmerizing melodics, and dynamic group interplay and improvisation in an Indo-jazz style, done with taste.

Presented by Indian Summer Festival and Time Will Tell Arts Society.Time Will Tell Arts Society acknowledges the support of the BC Arts Council and the SOCAN Foundation for this concert.

Time Will Tell Arts Society (TWTAS) is registered a not-for-profit performing arts society, dedicated to promoting multicultural artistic expression from traditional, neo-traditional and original sources.

Our work takes many shapes, including supporting and producing concerts, workshops, lecture-demonstrations and collaborations with other artists and organizations, locally and internationally. We have been in existence since 2013 and produce events yearly, featuring a broad cross-section of artists, cultures, ensembles, partners, and interests.

We have been fortunate to have regularly received funding from the City of Vancouver, the BC Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, BC Gaming, and TD Then and Now.

We live, work, and play on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, also known as Vancouver, BC.

A sample of some of our major events since inception is below. Beyond these concerts, we also work with master artists to offer workshops for the general public, as well as for institutions and other community organizations, such as the Vancouver School Board, New Works Dance, and City of Vancouver.

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