Presented Indian Culture at Middle Schools

Sangeet Bharati represented Indian culture through a display booth & Indian dancesĀ  at Natomas Middle School & Sacramento Middle School in 2011 & 2012.

Mentoring & Tutoring At-risk Youth

Giving back to the community we live in: Being a teacher in Elk Grove Unified School District, Heera brought up this initiative to help at-risk youth of Sacramento. Sangeet Bharati volunteers provided mentoring & tutoring services at three Sacramento Public Libraries-Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library, Colonial Heights Public Library & Valley-Hi Public Library. Retired engineers – Geeta & V.S. Venkataraman, Dr. Subo Balasingham, Teachers Rhony Bhopla (2013) & a few times Heera Kulkarni provided the voluntary services from 2010-2012 for two years on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm. Hats off to the dedicated volunteers of Sangeet Bharati.

Come Dance with India 2013

Sangeet Bharati presented Indian Classical & Folk group dances in Greenhaven to promote the culture of India.

Workshop in Kuchipudi Dance by Anantha Lakshmi Panyala 9/3/11

Anantha Lakshmi Panyala presented this workshop on September 3rd, 2011 at the Valley-Hi North Laguna Library. Rasika Deshpande also presented a few Kuchipudi dances.

House concerts of Hindustani classical music 2010-2015

House concerts of Hindustani classical music have been held for the past many years at Heera Kulkarni’s residence.

November 2010 – House Concert in Carnatic vocal music with Raghavan Manian & accompanied by Raja Sivamani on Veena organized by Sangeet Bharati in Elk Grove, CA

Saturday, November 5, 2011 House Concert with Sandeep Ranade of Mewati Gharana, a Bay Area Indian classical music artist organized by Sangeet Bharati onĀ  in Elk Grove, CA

April 22, 2012 House Concert with Pandit Vinayak Torvi of Gwalior & Kirana Gharana from Bengaluru, India organized by Sangeet Bharati from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm in Elk Grove, CA. Watch his interview on what is the meaning of “Guru Shishya” parampara – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFWDZJ1ySHQ

May 10, 2014 – Gauri Pathare from Mumbai, a disciple of Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki presented a beautiful house concert.

May 23, 2015 – Dr. Monica Shah from Ahmedabad accompanied by Satish Tare on Tabla & Sunil on Harmonium presented a great house concert.

June 20, 2015 – Kalpana Zokarkar from Indore accompanied by Vivek Datar on Harmonium & Nikhil Pandya on Tabla presented a wonderful house concert.

Celebrate Festival of Lights -Spreading Diwali Cheer 2011-2014

Since 2011 Sangeet Bharati has been presenting the “Festival of Lights -Diwali “. This festival was celebrated at the Valley-Hi North Laguna Library in the month of November from years 2011-2014 with lots of fanfare. Storytelling, dances of India, Rangoli, mehendi & diya painting stations & Indian snacks were made available to the public. It was a great way to teach the community about this very popular festival from India. We will continue to present this for years to come.

Multicultural Festival at Elk Grove – August 2012 & August 2013

Sangeet Bharati presented three group dances at the Multicultural Festival held at Elk Grove – August 2012. The audience was invited to join in the Dandiya dance at the end of the presentation.

Three folk/Bollywood dances were again presented by Sangeet Bharati on August 24, 2013 at the Elk Grove Multicultural Festival.

Colors of Raag Yaman- A two Day Festival, June 2012

Enchanting Strings – Raag Yaman was highlighted in a concert of Sitar by Sandeep Koranne & Veena by Raja Sivamani accompanied by Sai Kiran on Tabla was presented in June 2012 at Davis, CA. Devotional music in Raag Yaman was presented by Heera Kulkarni. On the second day workshops in Sitar & Tabla were presented by Portland artists Sandeep Koranne and Sai Kiran accompanied by his tabla students.

House Concert by Pandit Vinayak Torvi April 22, 2012

A wonderful house concert of Hindustani classical music was presented by Pandit Vinayak Torvi on the evening of April 22, 2012 at Heera Kulkarni’s residence.

Third Bollywood Hungama – April 21, 2012

Third Bollywood Hungama was held on April 21, 2012 at Stone Lake Elementary.