Ocala, Jacksonville and Tallahassee will hold their annual 2016 Ekal Vidyalaya fundraisers in February. Performing at the concerts is the Anand Vibhavari Group of singers Anand Vinod and Vibhavari Yadav, accompanied by Dhirendra Dave on tabla, Raj Parmar on keyboard and Jay Natu on octopad (Tampa, Orlando and Lakeland will host fundraisers in March). The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (www.ekal.org) strives to bring education and village development to rural India.
OCALA, FEB. 26: The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at India Association Cultural & Educational Center, 2030 N.E. 36th Ave. For details, call Dr. Nagesh Kohli at (352) 427-1542 or Dr. Nand K. Karve at (352) 362-4027.
JACKSONVILLE, FEB. 27: The Jacksonville Ekal chapter along with Gujarati Samaj of North East Florida will begin with dinner at 5 followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Venue is Bolles Middle School (Bartram campus), 2264 Bartram Road. Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner. For information, call Dilip Kothekar at (904) 537-6472 or Ravi Sanka at (904) 607-9175.
TALLAHASSEE, FEB. 28: The fundraiser will be from 4 p.m. at Lee Hall Auditorium, 1601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For information, call Santosh Dixit at (850) 559-1080.
NITISH S. RELE