Archive for February, 2012

Kirtan artist Krishna Das to hold chanting Feb. 21 in Miami; weekend retreat March 2-4 in Orlando

February 20, 2012

 

Dear readers:

World-renowned kirtan artist Krishna Das will be touring Florida this month and in March. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, he will present “Chanting with Krishna Das” at 8 p.m. at Littman Theater, 17011 N.E. 19th Ave., North Miami Beach. Tickets are $30 in advance online or $35 cash at the door. Then from March 2-4, he will hold a “Heart of Devotion” weekend city retreat in Orlando. The workshop format provides for question and answers, and includes yoga classes and Hanuman Chalisa chants. The cost for the weekend retreat at Hindu Temple of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, is $150 per person in advance online or $175 cash at the door.  To book a seat for both Miami and Orlando events, visit www.krishnadas.com or call Jackie at (321) 439-8353 or e-mail chant@kirtanorlando.org For other information, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

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NITISH S. RELE

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Thyagaraja Aradhana Feb. 25 in Orlando

February 20, 2012

Dear readers:

Thyagaraja Aradhana, a classical Carnatic music concert, will be held at Hindu Society of Central Florida temple, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, from 10 a.m. the daylong program will include songs by local and out-of-town artistes as a tribute to Sri Thyagaraja, one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with Pancharatna Kritis followed by Utsava Sampradaya Krutis. For information, call Dr. Vasundhara Iyengar or Girija Sundaram at (407) 699-5277.

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NITISH S. RELE

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Academy of Odissi Dance in Tampa presents ‘Nrityanjali’ on Feb. 25

February 20, 2012

Dear readers:

Academy of Odissi Dance presents “Nrityanjali,” an Indian classical dance and Krishna Leela in Bollywood style at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The presentation will be held at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Cost is $20 adults, $10 children/student. For more information, call Gopa Rautray at (813) 992-5234 or Koruna Pathak at (727) 742-1412.

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NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa Chinmaya Mission’s ‘Messages of Mystical Mantras’ discourses, workshop by Swami Ishwarananda from Feb. 22-25

February 20, 2012

Dear readers:

“Messages of Mystical Mantras” spiritual discourses (free) and workshop in English by Swami Ishwarananda will be presented by Chinmaya Mission from Feb. 22-25 in Tampa from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Clubhouse Ballroom, Emerald Greens, 13903 Clubhouse Drive, Tampa. On Feb. 25, there will be a Meditation Workshop on 5 Powerful Techniques from 10 a.m. to noon at Chinmaya Prasad Ashram, 18708 Hanna Road, Lutz; $25 per person or $30 at door registration includes lunch. For information, e-mail hariom@chinmayaprasad.org or visit http://www.chinmayaprasad.org

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NITISH S. RELE

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‘Raga Unveiled’ documentary to be screened Feb. 18 in South Florida (Hollywood)

February 11, 2012

Dear readers:

“Raga Unveiled,” two hours of educational documentary on Indian classical music in English, will be screened Feb. 18 in South Florida. Filmmaker Mukesh Desai will be at the site to meet and greet and answer questions at the end. The film is presented by the Association of Performing Arts of India at 6 p.m. at Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood (U.S. 1 and Monroe Street). General admission is $15 and $12 for students and seniors. For more information, call (954) 885-1466, e-mail apaiart@comcast.net or visit www.apaiart.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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Saint Thyagaraja Aradhana Feb. 18-19 in Jacksonville

February 11, 2012

Dear readers:

Music advocacy group Jax Raaga will celebrate its 10th-year anniversary with performances for Saint Thyagaraja Aradhana Feb. 18-19. The free program starts at 9 a.m. both days at Student Union Auditorium, University of North Florida, on the second level of the West Building, Jacksonville. Food will be available for nominal donations, For details, call (904) 608-8289 or e-mail jaxraaga@yahoo.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather Feb. 15

February 11, 2012

Dear readers:

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the agenda is a free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement. For information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

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NITISH S. RELE

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Ekal fundraisers set in Ocala (Feb. 17), Tampa (Feb. 18)

February 8, 2012

Dear readers:

Ocala and Tampa will hold their Ekal Vidyalaya musical concert fundraisers in February. Presenting film songs, ghazals and bhajans at the concerts will be playback singers Samir Date and Dipalee Somaiya. A charitable trust, Ekal Vidyalaya (www.ekal.org) initiates, supports and runs non-formal one-teacher schools in India. The movement strives to create a network of non-formal schools and health education that will educate and empower children in tribal India.

OCALA: For information on the Friday, Feb. 17 show, call Nand Kishore Karve at (352) 362-4027 or e-mail karven@hotmail.com

TAMPA: For details on the Saturday, Feb. 18 concert from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road (tickets are $25, VIP is $100), call Jawahar Tauk at (727) 480-3829 or e-mail jtaunk@tampabay.rr.com

The Ekal Jacksonville and Orlando fundraisers were held on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 respectively.

Also, visit www.ekal.org/floridaregion for information.

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NITISH S. RELE

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