The 9th annual Charlotte Dance Festival (CDF) will be on March 21 & 22, 2015 and will present 13 professional dance companies, 12 youth dance programs and over 150 dancers will participate in performances and classes. With the largest amount of participants, the festival is growing locally and nationally. The festival consists of 3 professional shows at the Booth Playhouse on Saturday, March 21 followed by the youth dance event CEDA at the Patricia McBride and Jean Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in which Charlotte Ballet is the Venue Sponsor. The venue is Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte. Tickets range from $10-20. For details and showtimes call 704.348.5836 or charlottedancefestival.org.
The Classical Music Association of Charlotte (CMAC) sponsors many classical concerts during the year in Charlotte. Membership forms are available at concerts. The upcoming concerts in spring are, Sun, March 15: Flute concert by Mrs. Shantala Subramanyam and party at CPCC, 3:30 PM.; Sun, April 19: Vocal concert by OS Thiagarajan and party at CPCC, 3:30 PM.. For more details call 704.814.9355 (Lakshmi Muthukrishnan), 704.442.1186 (Jayashree Panduranga), or write to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or visit www.onlinecmac.org
Ekal Vidyalaya will present the musical concert “Ek Sham Ekal Ke Naam," at several venues in the Carolinas during March. The show features singers Rana Chatterjee and Sangeeta Melekar along with live musicians. The show is a fundraiser for Ekal Vidyalaya. The dates and contact info are: Sun, March 8: Charlotte, NC (Kamesh Tulasi 704-787-3349) Fri, March 13: Raleigh, NC (Venu Rao 919-324-2958) Sat, March 14: Columbia, SC (Parul Dalal 803-261-0595) Sun, March 15: Charleston, SC (Dr. Shashi Pai 843-860-3801) Fri, March 20: Fayetteville, NC (Dr. Sumedha Dalvi 910-824-0095) For general information about Ekal's work visit www.ekal.org.
Carolina Rajasthani Association is celebrating "Gangaur" festival at Hindu Bhavan, Morrisvile, NC. Sunday, March 22nd. From 10:30 to 1pm. Pooja starts at 10:30 followed by Prasad.
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carolinarajasthanis.org, Shruti Singhi - firstname.lastname@example.org or Rajesh Laddha - email@example.com
The Triangle Gujarati Association will present the Gujarati Natak Gujjubhai Banya Dabang on Thu, March 26, 2015 beginning at 6pm in HSNC Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC. The comedy natak stars Siddharth Randhelia. Tickets begin at $20. For ticket booking and further details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 561-3153 (Weekday after 6:00pm and all day for the weekend). Visit the website www.nctga.org.
A musical evening of soulful Sufi songs will be presented by Padmashree Hans Raj Hans on Friday, March 20 at Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill. A national treasure in India and renowned across the globe, Hans Raj Hans is among the finest performers in the Sufi tradition, presenting this genre of music in its truest form. His significant contributions to the field of music extend to Punjabi folk music and movies as well as Indian classical music and Bollywood. Beloved among the most prestigious musicians and film personalities, he was invited by the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to perform for the film Kachche Dhaage. Numerous awards include the Padam Shree Award; Punjab State Singer Award; Lifetime Fellowship at Punjabi University, Patiala; and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award. Along with President Bill Clinton, Hans Raj Hans helped raise 2.5 million dollars for the Gujarat earthquake victims through the Indo-American Foundation. He is an active participant in fundraising initiatives around the world for humanity, peace and Save a Girl Child causes. The show is presented by Carolina Performing Arts. For tickets and further details visit cpatix.org or call 919-843-3333.
The story is about how one's faith, superstitions and moral standards evolve with circumstances and how that change affects them and their loved ones. The author presents the conflicts without taking sides, and leaves the audience to assess their own position on it. Hence the title. The play will be performed on Saturday, April 4 (2pm) and Sunday, April 9 (3pm) at Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC. For more details call Vasudev Gharpure at 919.859.1351.
Anthropologist Hannah Gill’s “The impact of Latino migration into North Carolina – on both the immigrants and the state” is the topic of the annual Levine Lecture presented on Monday, March 9, 2015, by UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South. Join the discussion with anthropologist Gill at Levine Museum of the New South (200 E. Seventh St. Charlotte 28202). The lecture begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and book signing to follow at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public without charge, but RSVPs are required at email@example.com or 704.687.0015. Complimentary parking is available in the 7th Street Station parking deck. Bring your parking ticket to the museum for validation. Hannah Gill specializes in Latin American and Caribbean migration studies. She directs the Latino Migration Project at UNC Chapel Hill, a public educational program on Latin American immigration and integration in North Carolina. Gill’s book, North Carolina and the Latino Migration Experience: New Roots in the Old North State (UNC Press 2010) is considered a must-read by policy-makers and scholars as well the general public.
After successfully producing Indian cultural arts festivals in North Carolina for over a decade, the organization Nuv Yug embarks on a journey to assist communities in other major cities to start similar festivals based on the organization’s processes and system. The inaugural Charlotte India Fest will take place from March 14 - 15, 2015. The festival features dance performances, visual arts, crafts, food, vendors, fashion, and exhibits of India’s culture. There will be an India Fest in Atlanta on March 28, 2015 as well as in Raleigh, NC from April 11 – 12, 2015. The Fest in Charlotte will be held at The Park Expo and Conference Center. For further details visit www.indiafestusa.net.
Sarod master Gaurang Doshi will present the “Peace 2015” concert on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7pm in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC. Accompanying Doshi are tabla players Sandeep Hattangady and Rajen Sukhadia. It will be an evening of pure classical music and there will also be the Pandit Dr. Laxmikant S. Doshi award presentation ceremony. Other artists performing are Richard Coley, Molishree Joshi, Sumana Ramayanam, and Anusha Doshi on the Sitar. Jim Robertson (Sarod) along with child artists Meet Doshi (Sarod) and Ali Sekandari (Tabla) will also perform. Tickets: (At the door) $3 WFU Students, $5 Children & Seniors, $7 General admission. For more details visit www.SarodSitar.com.
The 2015 theme of Triangle Gujarati Association’s Holi cultural festival is “Navdurga.” Many participants are preparing for the event to present songs and dances on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The schedule is as follows, 5 – 5:30pm - Holi Dahan and from 5.30pm onwards the performances begin. Food will be available for purchase from 4:30 onwards. Venue: HSNC Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC. Tickets prices are: Children (5 to 12) and senior citizens $5, Adults $7, Non Members $10. For further details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 561-3153 (Weekday after 6:00pm and all day for the weekend). Visit the website www.nctga.org.
Tabla virtuoso and composer Zakir Hussain returns to Washington, D.C., with the U.S. tour debut of his latest exploration of diverse cultures and sounds, Celtic Connections. Washington Performing Arts and GW Lisner co-present this fusion of the lively, flowing melodies and rhythms of Celtic music—represented by the bodhran (frame drum), violin, pipes, flutes and voice—with the tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic violin at GW Lisner Auditorium on Tuesday, March 17 at 8pm. The players include Zakir Hussain, Tabla; Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute; Fraser Fifield, Flute/Pipes; Jean-Michel Veillon, Flute; Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin; Charlie McKerron, Fiddle; Patsy Reid, Fiddle; Tony Byrne, Guitar; John Joe Kelly, Bodhran. “Musicians are the same the world over,” Hussain said. “There’s no meter that hasn’t been played, no rhythm that hasn’t been composed. It’s the musicians’ own qualities that allow them to make music different – that’s what’s exciting about this project [Celtic Connections] to me. It’s fresh music sparked by the humanity of those involved.” The performance is on Tues, March 17 at 8pm, at GW Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). For more details call 202-785-9727 or visit washingtonperformingarts.org.