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Harmony 2014 presents Articulate Ability

10/04/2014 - 16:00
10/04/2014 - 18:00
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HARMONY 2014 Details:

• 4 PM, Saturday, October 4, 2014 [Doors close promptly at 4pm]
• Great Hall, Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267
• FREE admission; reservations required; special seating for Friends of AID. (seating on a first come, first serve basis on day of event)
• For more information about the concert: email aid.cinci@gmail.com or call 513-549-7170

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About Articulate Ability

Articulate Ability is a not for profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of artistic talent among people with disabilities. Currently focusing on the visually impaired, the foundation has been training and showcasing their ability in Classical Dance and Traditional dance forms of India in both India and abroad.

Articulate Ability has repeatedly gained acclaim from its audience for keeping the quality of their dance pure and uncompromised. The group of visually challenged dancers has been part of campaigns to raise funds for international projects towards betterment of Human condition across the world, and has motivated youth and adults across the world to work hard and not let their challenges come in the way of success.

Under the Artistic Direction of Guru Mysore B Nagaraj, and choreography and training by Guru Dr Suparna Venkatesh, Articulate Ability at present has in its Performing Unit 5 male dancers and 14 female dancers, all Visually Challenged, showcasing their ability in the complex art of Classical Indian dance. The repertoire also includes Folk tradition and dances with motifs of Martial arts.

For the Harmony-2014 tour, 5 visually challenged male dancers will be accompanied by 2 supporting sighted dancers.


Entry to the Event is free. Priority Seating is available for Donors

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India's 68th Independence Day Celebrations!

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AID (Association for India’s Development) invites you to celebrate India’s 68th Independence Day!

Kids’ Competitions, Sunday, August 10, 5-30 to 7-30 pm

An India-related quiz contest, an essay competition and a math competition for kids of different age groups (elementary to high school).
Location: A+ Learning Center/Yoga With Pooja/NrityArpana Studio (6011, Tylersville Rd, Suite 2, Behind Tantalize Salon, Mason, OH 45040).
There is no entry fee to participate. Free snacks provided. There are attractive prizes for participants and winners.
Please register before Aug 4 by emailing grukmini90@gmail.com
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Community Celebration, Friday, August 15, 6:30 to 8 pm

A fancy dress show by kids, a patriotic-themed cultural program and remarks by the Aravinda Pillalamarri, AID Jeevansathi and well renouned Social Activist.
FREE REFRESHMENTS will be provided at 6-30 pm.
Location: Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, 30 Tri-County Parkway, Cincinnati, OH - 45246
For participation by kids in the fancy dress show, please email manishsharma915@gmail.com

Fund-raising Dinner, Friday, August 15, 8 pm

A thought-provoking small-group discussion with Aravinda Pillalamarri about AID’s acclaimed track record, sustainable development of India and other social issues prevalent in India. The fund-raising dinner supports grassroots development projects in India.

Entry to this event is by registration only. All AID Patrons are requested to make a minimum donation of $30 per dinner.

Interested students are requested to make a minimum donation of $10 per dinner.



Location: Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, 30 Tri-County Parkway, Cincinnati, OH - 45246

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SATF Cincy 2014

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AID (Association for India’s Development) Cincinnati is proud and extremely thankful to receive support from the SATF CIncy (South Asian Theater Festival Cincinnati)

About SATFCincy

For the first time in the history of stage play in Cincinnati, a South Asian Theater Festival is going to take place. The organizing team from Epic Actors’ Workshop and Platform theater have partnered with AID to present this event in Cincinnati on September 14, 2014 from 1:00PM till 8:00PM at the beautiful Anderson Center Theater located at 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45040. Portion of the surplus proceeds will be donated to AID to support its cause. By attending this event you can extend your support to AID while enjoying a fun filled day. 5 brilliant plays from New Jersey, Washington DC, Columbus and Cincinnati will be presented along with 2 engaging panel discussions participated by eminent theater personalities. Panelists include Dr. Daryl Harris (NKU), Dr. Sezan Mahmud (Bangladesh), Dr. Dipan Ray (India), Mr. Rahul Varma (Canada), and Dr. Farley Richmond (UGA). In addition presentations will be done by 4 prominent local theater production companies. Cincinnati’s prominent production company Know Theatres have partnered with Platform theatre to make this event a memorable one for all.

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Your attendance at the festival would help AID to advance its causes.

An Evening of Inspiration

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An Evening of Inspiration - June 11 2014, Wednesday, 7pm @ Blue Ash Library, 4911, Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH - 45242

DON'T MISS THIS INSPIRATIONAL TALK

This event is hosted by the Association for India's Development (AID) Cincinnati Chapter

Learn more about people who make a real difference in India!

Taste of India 2014

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Taste of India - March 9, Sunday, 2pm - 5pm @ Tangeman University Center (TUC) Great Hall - University of Cincinnati

A FREE ADMISSION event, open to all , with:
* sampling of delicious INDIAN FOOD for FREE
* diverse traditional and contemporary Bollywood cultural performances
* booths such as Henna (Indian tattoo) and handcrafted jewelry and much more!

The 17th annual "Taste of India" happens Sunday, March 9, 2-5pm at the Great Hall, TUC, University of Cincinnati.
Hosted by the Association for India's Development (AID), last year's event attracted more than 1000 people.

Come celebrate India with us! Everyone's invited!

India's Republic Day 2014

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!! Important Update: Venue changed to Lindner 112 !!

Celebrate India's Republic Day with Association for India's Development (AID)

* Free Refreshments * Debate * Patriotic Songs * Quiz *

'Driving India's Development - Politics vs Activism' A provocative debate featuring a diverse panel (high-schoolers, university students and professionals) with audience participation. Moderated by Mr. Mahendra Vora, CEO, VORA Ventures.

What drives India's Development better: Politics from the Inside or Activism from the Outside?


Come join us for an evening of celebration and talks!

Vande Mataram!

AID 2014 Calendar



The 2014 calendar theme of Natya focuses on the tradition of dance, drama and music explored by visiting our partners working in rural and urban communities in India. Most photos try to capture the spirit of various Indian performing arts from folk and regional genres,festival arts, cultural traditions and protest movements.

Harmony 2013 presents Shankar Tucker

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AID Cincinnati is happy to have this year at our annual fundraising event Harmony 2013, Shankar Tucker, renowned American clarinetist and music composer, and his ensemble, for a fusion music concert at University of Cincinnati on Saturday, November 23.

Tucker rose to fame with the popularity of his online music series called The Shruti Box (click image to go to the Youtube Channel)  

The channel has amassed more than 15 million views in two years. Tucker blends jazz, classical Indian music, and popular music to create a unique and original fusion sound. He has teamed up with some of the most accomplished Indian vocalists and instrumentalists such as the Iyer sisters, Nirali Kartik and Mahesh Vinayakram. He himself plays a wide range of instruments such as the piano, bass, kanjira, tabla, and other percussion instruments. As a clarinetist, Shankar has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia. 

AID has been presenting "Harmony” programs since 2002, through renowned artists such as Indian Ocean in 2009, Funkadesi in 2010 and Penn Masala in 2012. India's Development). Along with supporting grassroots development in India, AID has been promoting inclusiveness in the community and has been recognized for its efforts by the Just Community program at University of Cincinnati.

ACCOMPANYING ARTISTS: 

Mugdha Hasabnis

 
Mugdha Hasabnis is a Singer, Composer & Lyricist whose musical learning began very early with Hindustani Classical Music in which she is certified till the 'Upantya Visharad' level. Apart from her earlier training in 
Hindustani Classical Music, she is also trained in the Western Classical Musical genre of Opera by Kavita Baliga at KM Music Conservatory. Mugdha has sung for A.R.Rahman in his Choir for the tamil film Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya.

Rohan Kymal


Rohan Kymal is a young singer, musician and actor based in New York. Though Rohan has been singing and playing musical instruments since he was 6 years old, his interest in the theatrical arts blossomed only in his junior year in high school. He went on to attend the prestigious NYU Tisch school of the arts, majoring in theater with a minor in entertainment business. Rohan graduated from NYU in the Spring of 2011 and is currently signed with the talent agency, Henderson Hogan who represents actors in film, television and theatre. Since graduating Rohan has starred in 2 feature films and continues to do Theatre in NYC and various Regional theatres. Learn more: www.rohankymal.com

Vidya and Vandana Iyer


Vidya and Vandana started to learn music at a very young age with D.K. Nagarajan, brother of D.K. Pattammal. Under his teaching and guidance, their passion for music grew throughout the years. It all began when they recorded Nee Nenaindal as a fun project with clarinetist and composer, Shankar Tucker, which started to gain attention on YouTube. They released two more songs with Shankar in Tamil, Munbe Va and Ashai Mugam. Their videos became so popular that now they travel with Shankar Tucker to perform in various prestigious venues. They have performed in India, The Netherlands and many cities around the US. T hey were also invited to perform at the White House Diwali function this past November. Learn more: www.vidyavandanamusic.com 

Sebastian Noelle


Sebastain, born in Germany, has been an active member of New York City's multi-faceted creative music scene since 2002, performing at venues such as 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Blue Note,Jazz Galery, Iridium, Merkin Hall, Tea Lounge, The Knitting Factory and the Jazz Standard. He has released a recording of his compositions [Across The River, Feat, Donny McCaslin, Ben Street and Ari Hoeing] on the European label FreshSound-NewTalent. He is exploring new ways in improvisation using microtones, ragas, and rhythms from the middle east. Learn more: www.sebastiannoelle.com 

Michael Gam


Michael Gam, is a professional Bassist/Composer/Teacher who has accompanied Shankar Tucker in several shows around the US including Brooklyn Raga Massive. Learn more: www.castlebraid.com/

Jomy George


Jomy George is a professional freelance musician from Philedelphia who is versatile in various percussion instruments including Tabla, Dholak, Dhol and Drums. He has accompanied Shankar Tucker in several shows around the US including Brooklyn Raga Massive. Learn more: www.facebook.com/JomyGeorgeMusic


HARMONY 2013 Details:

• 4 PM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 [Doors close promptly at 4pm!]
• Great Hall, Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267
• FREE admission; reservations required; special seating for Friends of AID. (seating on a first come, first serve basis on day of event)
• For more information about the concert: email aid.harmony2013[at]gmail.com
• Information about the artist:Shankar Tucker
• Pictures and other details available on request
• Media: Press Release 

Online registrations now closed. Please check venue for seating availability

India's 67th Independence Day Celebrations!

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AID (Association for India’s Development) invites you to celebrate India’s Independence Day!

Kids’ Competitions, Sunday, August 11, 5-30 to 7-30 pm

An India-related quiz contest, an essay competition and a math competiton for kids of different age groups (elementary to high school).
Location: A+ Learning Center/Yoga With Pooja/NrityArpana Studio (6011, Tylersville Rd, Suite 2, Behind Tantalize Salon, Mason, OH 45040).
There is no entry fee to participate. Free snacks provided. There are attractive prizes for participants and winners.
Please register before Aug 4 by emailing ritangshuprius77@gmail.com
Facebook Event Page for Aug 11

Community Celebration, Friday, August 16, 6:30 to 8 pm

A fancy dress show by kids, a patriotic-themed cultural program and remarks by the AID Development Coordinator, Somnath Mukherji.
FREE REFRESHMENTS will be provided at 6-30 pm.
Location: Reagan Lodge, Voice of America Park, West Chester, OH
For participation by kids in the fancy dress show, please email ramya.c.208@gmail.com

Fund-raising Dinner, Friday, August 16, 8-15 pm

A thought-provoking small-group discussion with Somnath Mukherji about AID’s acclaimed track record, current activities and future vision for growth. The fund-raising dinner supports grassroots development projects in India.
Location: Gazebo (lake-front), Voice of America Park, West Chester, OH
For more information or to register, please email bharat31590@gmail.com

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Urgent Appeal to Help People Affected by Floods in Uttarakhand

~INDIA NEEDS YOUR HELP~

On Jun 18th, Uttarakhand, a hilly state in Northern India at the foothills of the Himalayas, witnessed torrential rains leading to landslides and large scale flooding of numerous rivers including the Ganges. The widespread devastation has resulted in the unfortunate loss of large number of lives with official death toll being over 1000. More than 14000 people are missing and 22000 are stranded without food, water and transportation to get back home. It is now time to act beyond Facebook posts and reach out to our friends in India.

The Association for India's development is already supporting the relief work of Goonj in Uttarakhand and talking to many other grassroots groups for further support. Every donation you make, even if it is one dollar, will make a difference!

We request you to donate generously to AID's AIRF (All India Relief Fund) for immediate as well as long term relief and rehabilitation.

Click here to Donate Online to AIRF

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Arvind Krishnaswamy: rosh009[at]gmail[dot]com, (513) 787-5228
Sameeha Jahangir: jahangsa[at]mail[dot]uc[dot]edu, (513) 498-5109

To donate by check-
Please make checks payable to "Association for India's Development" and mail it to-
Association for India's Development (AID),
ML 0136, University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0136

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