After 2020 Success – 2021 SAC EVENTS
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SAC 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 stage shows and virtual shows of last year, this year as well SAC would be hosting free virtual concerts due to the pandemic and in-person concerts in select cities.
Programs will range from comedy shows, instrumentals, musicals, and to dance dramas.
You can watch the programs here and pledge your donations. In 2020 we supported 3500 children.
So please mark your calendars and join us on the show dates!
Enchanted Musical Evening
DEC 18, 2021 at 6:00PM EST- Completed. Thank You!
The fundraiser will showcase the talents of some exciting up-and-coming artists in Harikatha. Harikatha literally translates to “the story of Lord Vishnu”. It is a form of Hindu traditional discourse where the storyteller explores a traditional theme. Harikatha involves the narration of a story, intermingling songs relating to the story. It involves numerous sub plots and anecdotes. Harikatha as an art form can be traced back to the Ramayan days. Lav and Kush had sung the story of Ramayan in the Ashwamedha Maha Mandapam in the presence of Lord Ram Himself. The first Harikatha singer was Sage Narada.
About the Artistes:
Sumedha Mahesh, a Junior at Western Reserve Academy in Ohio, is a multi-talented artist, whose Harikathas have won multiple awards and garnered attention from television networks.
Karthik Subramanian, a seventh grader from New Jersey who has been learning Harikatha since the age of four, will also be performing. In addition to his Harikatha skills, he is proficient in both Western and Eastern styles of music.
Mohanakrishnan Narayanan, a fourth grader from Massachusetts, started his musical journey at the age of 4, when he began Bhagavat Parayanam. Krishna has quickly advanced, performing Harikatha on various topics like Bhakta Charitram and Thyagaraja Krithis.
Enchanted Musical Evening
DEC 4, 2021 at 4:00PM PST – Completed. Thank You.
Venue: Heritage Park Community Center, 14301 Yale Ave Irvine, CA 92604
4-5pm: Social Hour (Tea and Snacks)
Sangeet Academy Winner
Santoor Maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya.
Tabla: Jyoti Prakash
Students: Ahilan and Ram
2021 COMPLETED SHOWS
FEB 27 - 8:30PM EDT
हंसने हँसाने की शाम
Hasya Kavi Sammelan
with multiple talents from Bharat
MAR 27 - 8:30PM EDT
Grammy nominated tabla and percussion maestro Pt. Subhen Chatterjee and Bandish Fusion
SEP 25 - 7:00PM CDT
Bartlett Park District, Bartlett, IL
हंसने हँसाने की शाम Hasya Kavi Sammelan
FEB 27 8:30PM EST – Completed. Thank You!
Support A Child (SAC) is bringing to you a very entertaining Kavi Sammelan with renowned Kavis (Poets) from Bharat. All these poets have done a number of popular TV shows and participated in Kavi Sammelan from last 15+ years.
Sanjay Jhala: Sanjay Jhala is one of the most popular names among the poet of comic and satire. He is one of the poets who give very-very meaningful message through his kavita (poem). He has done more than 2000+ stage show of his comic poetry across the world. Sanjay Jhala has done number of popular TV shows for different channels which gained extreme appreciation. He has also written books on satire and number of regular column in different prestigious newspaper.
Rajendra Malvia: Writing kavita since 1980 in different magazines in Bharat. Reciting kavita since 1984 at more than 2000 Kavi Sammelans at national and international platform.
Poonam Verma: Reciting kavita from last 15+ years in Bharat and several other countries including at Lal Kila Kavi Sammelan on Republic Day and also in several TV channels.
Govind Rathi: Reciting from last 15+ years in more than 800 Kavi Sammelans.
Ashok Sharma (Mimicry artist): Started to do mimcry at the age of 12 and have performed in several TV channels including Sony, DD1 and Zee.
MAR 27 8:30PM EST – Completed. Thank You!
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.
Enjoy the immortal compositions of the legendary R.D. Burman (Pancham).
Garba Raas – In-Person Event
Music by Rex D’Souza abd Kosha Pandya
SEP 21 7:00PM CDT – Show Completed. Thank You!
Rang Tarang 2021 – In-Person Event
by Sai Art International
OCT 1 6:30PM EST – Show Completed. Thank You!
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