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Veena Sahasrabuddhe: With the growth of the South Asian community in the United States, the Indian classical music scene here is developing fast as well. This fall offers a chance to dive into the music, with no fewer than eight Boston shows, seven presented by MITHAS, the MIT group that has quietly brought top Indian artists here since 1993, and one by World Music. The season's first show, a Friday concert by Hindustani vocalist Veena Sahasrabuddhe (pictured), perhaps best encapsulates what strong community-based programming can deliver: Sahasrabuddhe is in the class of established and acclaimed artists back home who make frequent US visits, yet remain under the radar here, their shows drawing an enthusiastic but mostly expatriate audience. Veena Sahasrabuddhe performs at MIT's Kirsch Auditorium Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 at 617-258-7971. For other MITHAS concerts this fall, go to mithas.org. World Music presents Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Nov. 16 at Sanders Theatre. Tickets are $28-$37 at 617-876-4275 or worldmusic.org.

--SIDDHARTHA MITTER

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