Jhankar is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Indian Classical Music – Vocal, Instrumental, Dance & Fine Arts. Our mission is not only to offer music lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy Indian Classical Music, but to foster in the citizens of south-western Ohio (Cincinnati / Dayton area) an understanding and appreciation of music of an ancient culture. Through this awareness we believe that, respect for another culture and fellowship between people of different backgrounds is achieved.
Jhankar was officially formed on March 19, 1979. Beginning with the vocal music concert of Pt. Dinkar Kaikini, Jhankar has been faithfully fulfilling its mission of bringing the best in Indian Classical Music.
Over the last 35 years, Jhankar has played a unique role in enriching the cultural life of southwest Ohio by presenting Indian Classical Music performances by visiting professional artists of international reputation. Jhankar has presented vocal, instrumental, dance, dance dramas, lecture/demonstrations and residencies throughout its existence.