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SAC 2020 Save The Dates

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 check back. Details will be posted soon!

 

SAVE THE DATES

COMEDY SHOW

AUG 29 - 8:30PM EDT

जीवन के रंग – हंसी के संग

Hasya Kavi Sammelan

with multiple talents from Bharat

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DANCE

SEP 12 - 8:30PM EDT

अतिथि देवो भव

Atithi Devo Bhav

Rediscover Bharat through music, dance, and visuals

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MUSIC MELODY

SEP 26 - 8:30PM EDT

सुरीली शाम – आप के नाम

A Bollywood Music show with Indian Idol Fame Mitesh Gaur and other artists

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CLASSICAL

OCT 10 - 8:30PM EDT

“सुर संगम”

संतूर एवं मोहन वीणा का मिलन

Sangeet Natak Academy Winner Tarun Bhattacharya and other artists

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SAC 2020 Kavi Sammelan

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जीवन के रंग – हंसी के संग Hasya Kavi Sammelan

AUG 29 8:30PM EST

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. Kunwar Bechain: He has written thousands of ghazals and his performance is a milestone on the road of success of any Kavi Sammelan. Kunwarji has written more thn 20 books including a beautiful grammar of Ghazal titled “Rassiyaan Paani Ki”.

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.

SAC 2020 Dance Show

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अतिथि देवो भव Atithi Devo Bhava

Musical Dance Drama by Sapphire Creations
SEP 12 8:30PM EST

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.

SAC 2020 Bollywood Show

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सुरीली शाम – आप के नाम A Bollywood Music Show

with Indian Idol Fame Mitesh Gaur
SEP 26 8:30PM EST

Mitesh Gaur (Singer): An artist singing Filmi, Classical, Semi-classical, devotional and light music songs. Top 25 contestant in “Indian Idol” season 5 (Year 2010). He was the winner of “Denver Sur-Sargam” singing competition organized in Denver, CO (USA). Also won the “Mumbai-Idol”, a singing competition organized in Mumbai, Maharashtra in 2010.

Surekha Dekha Baishya (Singer): An ardent music lover and singer. Trained in Hindustani vocal, she was a student of Kalyanji-Anandji. She has done a lot of Classical, Semi Classical, Ghazal and Thumri shows both here in the US and in India.

Maumita Chakrabarti (Singer): Trained in Rabindra sangeet and nazrul geeti and contemporary bengali modern music. In 2016 won the ‘Denver Idol’ competition.

Rajesh Joshi (Guitarist): A budding artist who plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar

Subhash Sudra (Keyboard Player): One person band creating live music on Korg and Yamaha keyboards. He has performed with professional singers all over.

SAC 2020 Santoor Show

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“सुर संगम” – संतूर एवं मोहन वीणा का मिलन

Sur Sangam – A Confluence of Santoor and Mohan Veena
OCT 10 8:30PM EST

Tarun Bhattacharya: Santoor Maestro Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya is a pioneering and revolutionary musician who has changed the face of Indian classical music as an unparalleled music ambassador of India. He has received talim from the sitar maestro Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Jyotirmay Roychowdhury: A dynamic, brilliant, high energy upcoming young tabla master on the evolving Indian Classical Music scenario

Pradip Nag: One of the most talented classical Mohan Veena players. He is a staff artist of All India Radio, Kolkota station. He has performed at various presitogious concerts all over India.

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