2020 ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS
2020 Current Pledge
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FREE VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES
SAC routinely hosts world class cultural programs in multiple US cities that serve as great fund raisers and help raise awareness about the various projects undertaken by VHPA. After three years of spectacularly successful shows, this year SAC would be hosting free virtual concerts due to the pandemic.
Programs will range from comedy shows, instrumentals, musicals, and to dance dramas.
You can watch the programs here and pledge your donations.
So please mark your calendars and join us on the show dates!
SAVE THE DATES
AUG 29 - 8:30PM EDT
जीवन के रंग – हंसी के संग
Hasya Kavi Sammelan
with multiple talents from Bharat
SEP 12 - 8:30PM EDT
अतिथि देवो भव
Atithi Devo Bhav
Rediscover Bharat through music, dance, and visuals
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BHAva-RAsa-Tala (Sound of the Nation)
सुर और साज का संगम
OCT 10 8:30PM EST – Completed. Thanks for your support.
BANDISH FUSION is an experience of soul-stirring effect of sheer melodic beauty fused with incredible rhythms taking one to a whole new level of musical raptures. This band kicked off its journey way back in 1985 being one of the very first bands of its kind in India and is now surely regarded as one of the longest existing front ranking bands of the country.
In this show you will enjoy a fusion music with an unprecedented blending of genres combined with complex rhythms in unusual time signatures with a thoughtful blend of improvisational concept that was rooted in jazz as well as Indian music and harmonic influence from European classical music.
जीवन के रंग – हंसी के संग Hasya Kavi Sammelan
AUG 29 8:30PM EST – Completed. Thanks for your support!
Gajendra Solanki: Well known stage performing Hindi poet from last 25+ years. He has done more than 2500 Kavi Sammelans across the Bharat and abroad including recitation and anchoring. Visited 17 countries (more than 45 foreign visits) as a poet (USA 16 times). Besides being a top rated Kavi, Gajendraji is also a Fine Artist, Commercial Designer, All-rounder Cricketer and Social Activist
Dr. Sarita Sharma: She is not only an acclaimed hindi poetess but also the signature of an era. Hindi Kavi Sammelans are dignified with her presence for the last three decades. She has recited her emotions eleven times from Lalquila Kavi Sammelan. She has been honored by WHO and other NGOs for her dedication towards revolution against female foeticide.
Dr. Sunil Jogi: He is a poet of comic verses (Hasya Kavi) and president of Hindustan Academy. He has written more than 75 books and is the president of MAA foundation, a non-profit organization, promoting sustainable education in the rural areas. Sunilji has received Padma Shri award in 2015 from Government of India.
Dr. Praveen Shukla: He is famous for his versatility and magnificent performance. He holds a special place in the heart of his audience for his ingenious performance as a comic poet. He has performed across the world and received applause from all corners of the world. Praveenji has received countless awards for his meritorious service.
अतिथि देवो भव Atithi Devo Bhava
Musical Dance Drama by Sapphire Creations
SEP 12 8:30PM EST – Completed. Thanks for your support!
Sapphire Creations is Eastern India’s only experimental dance company striving to develop an organic, radical, dynamic, and alternative idiom of movement. Sapphire has been performing with a new idiom for the last 28 years across the world. Some countries visited are Malaysia, Spain, Israel, Czech Republic, UK, Singapore, Australia, Austria, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Bangladesh, Canada, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Poland, USA and India.
This dance drama piece अतिथि देवो भव starts with the chanting of the verse mentioned in the Taittiriya Upanishad along with the dramatic welcome sequence framed as a ritualistic ceremony. Then it takes audience to a journey through the enriching culture of Bharat. A collage of dances, music, percussions, instruments, visuals, costumes from East, West, South, and North of India would be presented. The piece would end with the spirit of the country coming alive as the Mother Goddess, Mother India welcoming all to her fold.
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How can I watch the shows on my TV?
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If you do not have a smart TV, you need at least Chromecast or Airplay to cast the shows from your computer or cell phone to your TV. The folks over at Youtube have more detailed instructions that can help you.