Our audience is, broadly defined, all music-lovers in Central Texas, and particularly, aficionados of Indian classical music and dance (thanks to ICMCA, a growing community). ICMCA’s founders were a cross-section of music-lovers in Austin, combining both people of Indian origin AND others with an interest in bringing Indian arts to Central Texas. For obvious geographic reasons, most Indians proficient in Indian classical music and dance live and practice their art in India. ICMCA, by bringing together those with an interest in these art forms and in exposing other music-lovers in Austin to them, thus fills a vital gap in Austin’s cultural mosaic.
Starting from less than 50-60 attendees per concert in 1991 (mostly hard-core fans of Indian music and dance), our base now covers over 1000 individuals, casual fans included, with attendance peaking at 600 for our blockbuster events, of which we do approximately 1-2 every year:
- Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Mysore Brothers, Alam Khan, Ustad Shahid Pervez, Gundecha Brothers, Rama Vaidyanathan – 2012
- Kadri Gopalnath, Shashank Subramaniam, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Nityasree Mahadevan, Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon – 2011
- Kushal Das and Kumar Bose, Priyadarsini Govind, Ashwini Bhide & Gundecha Brothers – 2010.
- Maestro Shashank, Ustad Nishat Khan, Mohiniyattam & Shakti – Bharatnatyam dance ballet – 2009
- Dr. L. Subramaniam and Pandit Jasraj – 2008
- Ustad Shahid Parvez & Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum – 2007
- Mandolin U. Shrinivas & Ekaantha Seetha – 2006
- The Lute and the Flute & Hot Talas and Cool Rasas – 2005
- Silappadhikaaram – 2004
The community cross-section covered has also expanded, from South Asians and Ravi Shankar fans, to the wider Austin/San Antonio dance communities and fans of live music.