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Navatman presents:

Drive East Festival 2019

An Indian Classical Dance and Music Festival

August 15 - 18 at Z Below

Drive East is a classical Indian dance and music festival running from Thurs., August 15 through Sun., August 18 at Z Below in San Francisco, featuring artists from around the world and within the Bay Area. From bharatanatyam to ghazals, kathak to carnatic, Drive East is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience into the world of Indian classical arts and an event The New York Times hails as “an extraordinary feat.”  

Immerse yourself in the music and dance traditions of India and enjoy their various permutations from artists across the globe. A festival like no other, Drive East brings you the legacy of a modern voice within an ancient form.


Show Schedule

See below for individual show listings. Please note the following:

All shows have two tiers of seating, the premium price being closer to the stage. Please note that all prices here will be assessed a 9% additional fee upon check out to cover ticketing, credit card and facility fees.

Passes and Offers

For group sales of 10 or more tickets for a single show, we are offering a 20% discount. Just follow the directions on the individual show page to redeem.

*These offers exclude Bijayini Satpathy: Odissi Concert and Nirupama Rajendra: Contemporary Kathak Duet


Thursday, August 15th

Bijayini Satpathy: Odissi Concert

Thursday, August 15 | 7:00PM - 8:15PM
Tickets: $35 | $50

Hidayat Khan: Sitar Concert

Thursday, August 15 | 8:40PM - 10PM
Tickets: $30 | $40


Friday, August 16th

Rasika Kumar, Sahasra Sambamoorthi, Nadhi Thekkek: Unfiltered (Bharatanatyam Concert)

Friday, August 16 | 7:20 - 8:20PM
Tickets: $30 | $40

Roopa In Flux (feat Roopa Mahadevan): Carnatic Inspired Concert

Friday, August 16 | 8:40 - 10PM
Tickets: $25 | $35


Saturday, August 17th

Chhandam Youth Dance Company and Advanced Adult Students

Saturday, August 17 | 4 - 5PM
Tickets: $20 | $25

Talk Back Sessions

Saturday, August 17 | 5 - 5:45 PM
This discussion is free and open to the public, no ticket required. The topic is Establishment in the US.

Vidhya Subramaniam: Still I Rise (Bharatanatyam)

Saturday, August 17 | 6 - 7PM
Tickets: $25 | $35

Shambhavi Dandekar: Kathak Parampara

Saturday, August 17 | 7:20 - 8:20PM
Tickets: $25 | $35

Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe and Friends - Colors of Divine Love: A Musical Journey with Poet-Saints of India

Saturday, August 17 | 8:40 - 10PM
Tickets: $25 | $30


Sunday, August 18th

Asha Ramesh: Carnatic Vocal Concert

Sunday, August 18 | 2 - 3PM
Tickets: $25 | $30

Divyaa Unni: A Thousand Names For A Goddess

Sunday, August 18 | 3:30 - 4:30PM
Tickets: $35, | $50

Nirupama Rajendra: Contemporary Kathak Duet

Sunday, August 18 | 5PM - 6PM
Tickets: $35 | $50