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Past Events

Date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Eastside Baha'i Center

16007 NE 8th St, 

Bellevue, WA 98008

Tickets: Early bird ticket $20 available until October 1st

$25 at door or online after October 1st.

Youth under 12 years FREE

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Community Lights 2022

Open Call for Submissions for the 2nd "Ragamala Community Lights" Festival. Come, let us celebrate with uplifting music, the season of Diwali! Hindustani musicians 18+ years old, if you are an avid practitioner/teacher/student and based in North America, we're ready for your music!


What: "Community Lights" is an online festival of Devotional Classical Music and will feature 6-8 min video clips of performances from the community.


Where: Online on Ragamala's Youtube and Facebook channels


When: October 23rd, 2022 10 AM - 12 PM PST 


Eligibility: 18+ years old musicians based in North America.


Deadline for submissions: September 25th, 2022


Your piece: You send us a 6-8 min high quality video clip of your music. Vocal, instrumental and group submissions are welcome. Your choice of music can be Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumri-Dadra, Bhajans or any Hindustani Classical Music genre, as long as the lyrics are devotional, and the music uplifting. Instrumental submissions are encouraged to play well-known devotional pieces. We encourage live saath/ accompaniment. 


Your video must meet HD requirements with 1920x1080 resolution. Video file format should be MP4 or MOV . Please make sure you have adequate lighting on yourself and a clean, uncluttered background. And bring out your festive attire for your presentation!

Upload your video to Google Drive or OneDrive and send a link to

Please include information about your piece (bandish name, raga, taal, composer). 


*Pro Tip: Phones such as iPhone 12 and up deliver good quality audio and video. iPhone records in MOV format. 


Questions: Please write to 

About the event
Community Lights (Link)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST 

Community Lights - a collage of devotional music from Hindustani classical music practitioners, performers and teachers based in North America.


This year's performances are by: Randy Hollinger (Sitar), Rohan Shirwaikar (Khayal), Spandana Battula (Sadra), Yogesh Ratnaparkhi (Khayal), Deepashri Joglekar (Harmonium) & Satyajit Limaye (Tabla) - Natyasangeet, Namrata Mahabal Vartak & Shreyas Vartak (Tabla) - Khayal, Amrita Rao (Khayal), Suchitra Iyer (Khayal), Sanket Joshi (Abhang), Anindita Das Talukdar (Bhajan), Vibhuti Kavishwar (Bhajan), Ravindra Saraf (Bansuri) & Ravindra Patwardhan (Tabla), Minal Guhe (Bhajan).

Khayal and Thumri Concert (Link)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Shastriya Gaayan by Vidushi Suranjana Bose with Sandip Ghosh (Tabla), Gourab Chatterjee (Harmonium), Sarwar Hussain (Sarangi), Sahachari Sinha Roy  and Susmita Seal (Tanpura and Saath)

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