Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

2080 Bennett Avenue • Lancaster PA

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

See John performing live on sitar every Saturday at the Taj Mahal.

World Music Course (2004- Present)

York College of Pennsylvania

Private Sitar and Tabla Lessons

in person, at home, and via skype


 Performances and Lecture Demonstrations


Franklin and Marshall College • Lancaster PA

Asian religion and world music classes

Harrisburg Area Community College • Harrisburg PA

Lecture Demonstration and semester World Music Course

Lebanon Valley College • Lebanon PA

Roanoke College • Roanoke VA

Yearly Diwali Festival Performance

 Hollins University • VA

Goucher College • Towson MD

 Messiah College • York PA

York College of Pennsylvania • York PA

Elizabethtown College • Elizabethtown PA

Millersville University • Lancaster PA

Community College of Baltimore • Essex MD

Lancaster International Refugee Day • Lancaster PA

Benefit Performance

 Unitarian Congregation of York • York PA


Lutheran Home Retirement Center of York • York PA

Woolen Mill Fan Company • York PA

Benefit Performance

Yoga on Orange • Lancaster PA


World Refugee Day Celebration 

Eastern Market • Lancaster PA

Asian Fest

Willow Valley PA

Ten Thousand Villages• Ephrata PA 

Café performance on Indian sitar and tabla drums


 In Print and Media


"A Little Taste of Asia" Fundraiser 

Jewish Community Center • Lancaster PA 

A performance dinner with the Alash Tuvan Throat Singers and guest artist John Protopapas on the sitar to help support the Manheim Township Public Library. The world reknown musicians have been featured on NPR and are masters of Tuvan throat singing. The dinner includes a buffet from Blue Pacific Sushi & Grill, Rice & Noodles, Taj Mahal, Tokyo Diner and a cash bar. 



"Like Nothing Else You've Heard:
Manheim Township Library Benefit Features Tuvan Throat Singers"
Lancaster Sunday News Article • Lancaster PA 



Fairie Festival

Sitar Performance (times vary) 

Spoutwood Farm • Glen Rock PA


Cultures of the World Day Camp Presentation 

Kids & Cultures • Lancaster PA


Sitarist to Present Classical Indian Music

Elizabethtown College • Elizabethtown PA


"From the Himalayas, Music of Serene Beauty;

John Protopapas and Family Bring Indian Music Here"

Intelligencer Journal Article • Lancaster, PA 

Author: Ray Grunnert


Ragas and Rhythms

Johns Hopkins University

A performance by sitarist John Protopapas; Shriver Hall.


Fly Magazine Article