A Little Slice of Indian Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In the mid-1980s, Balwant N. Dixit, a distinguished scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, established the Center for the Performing Arts of India at the university.  This was done to support a cultural exchange between Hindustani classical musicians and American artistes. Such flow of music and cultures back and forth is the ideal way of keeping the musical heritage of both countries alive and relevant in a fast changing world.

There are a lot of cultural activities that you can do in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania such as taking a self-guided walking tour of the public artworks that you will find all across the city offered by the Office of Public Arts.

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens were built in 1893 and remain a beautiful place to visit today. Today the gardens serve as a centre for sustainable landscapes, and are home to of flowers, plants and a butterfly forest. The annual summer festival, Gardens of Sound and Motion, is a good time to visit the gardens as it brings the place alive with music, wind sculptures and interactive installations.

Food lovers will love ‘the Strip’ (not the Vegas kind) at Penn Avenue. Full of tiny cafes, designer kitchenware stores and grocers, this is your chance to dive into the best local produce and shop for gourmet treats!

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