|Welcome to Sangeetalahari.
For many sages and philosophers of India, music was and
still is a means of enlightenment. They have embodied great
philosophical truths in melodious musical compositions that
have been cherished as great values of Indian culture.
Sangeetalahari is a volunteer organization formed in 2001, whose sole purpose is to generate and nurture interest in Indian classical music, especially for the younger generation.
Music is a divine form of art that helps relax the body, mind, soul and spirit. In today's fast paced life and culture in the U.S., children, more than adults are extremely vulnerable to the stresses in life. This may make them act in ways that are not conducive to their own progress in life both personally and professionally.
Sangeetalahari feels strongly that an appreciation for the Indian classical music fosters an alternative lifestyle which promotes serenity, discipline and adherence to divine principles in children's lives.
Since Jan 13th, 2001, music lovers have enjoyed performing and listening at the Sangeetalahari performances in the D.C. Metro Area. This success has made Sangeetalahari volunteers feel that their mission has been accomplished.
Deepest appreciation to you and all your helpers for planning
and bringing us another outstanding event. I know you had lots
of help, but it is your spirit and your spiritual helpers that
propel this music festival. Thank you so much for your
contributions to making our lives this time around so much
Beth Bullard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of World Music Studies
Department of Music, 3E3
George Mason University
4400 University Drive