Diwali 2017

Diwali – also known as the festival of lights, the triumph of good over evil, is one of the most celebrated and auspicious festivals in India and many other parts of the globe. Being one of the most popular festivals in India, IGSA celebrates Diwali with spirit and enthusiasm. From traditional dance and music performances to fun games, yummy food, photo booths, we have it all.

This year, IGSA is organizing Diwali night on October 21st at ARC Ball room A&B from 7-10PM . This exciting evening will host a variety of professional singers and dance groups from bay area as well as our own talented UC Davis student groups. Diwali is incomplete without delicious Indian food, so get ready to taste some amazing Indian cuisine. Last but not the least, all of us want to capture our presence at every special event/gathering. Therefore, we have arranged a fabulous photo booth for all of our guests.

We can’t wait to welcome you all.

Official Photos —> IGSA_DIWALI_2017_FACEBOOK_EVENT_PAGE
For More Photos click —> here
FaceBook Event Page —-> https://www.facebook.com/events/256841054823565/

Buy Diwali Tickets

Fees : $18 (Non-Members), $15 (IGSA Members), $10 (Children) SOLD OUT !!

Performance Highlights

Rita Sahai Ji ( http://ritasahai.com/)
Rita Sahai
Rita Sahai is a San Francisco Bay Area based Indian Classical vocalist renowned for her specialization in Hindustani, Semi-Classical and Devotional Music. She is an accomplished vocalist with a captivating stage presence and uncommon musicality and vocal dexterity. She is a senior disciple of Sangeet Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan , and is the only vocalist and composer to carry forward the heritage of the Seni Allauddin gharana. Over the last two decades she has performed at many events and tours throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and India.
Sunatya ( https://www.facebook.com/UcDavisSunatya/)
Sunatya, UC Davis
Sunatya is UC Davis’ award winning dance team that focuses on bringing together modern music into Classical Indian dance forms, predominantly Bharathanatyam. Sunatya began only a few years ago but have shown immense talent by participating in various competitions and events. We can’t wait to witness one of their best performances at Diwali night this year.
Ayal Vishnitzer ( http://ayalvishnitzer.com/)
Mountain View
Ayal Vishnitzer is a Los Angeles based composer, guitar player and producer. His music has been featured in films, television, records and concerts, and has been performed by prestigious ensembles in both the U.S and Israel. He worked on prime time T.V. shows such as Modern Family (ABC), Ringer (CW) and Jane by Design (ABC Family), and he also performed at some of Los Angeles’ well known venues such as Riviera 31, Skinny’s Lounge, Lucy’s 51, H.O.M.E, Trip and Sinai Temple.
Mona Khan Company ( www.monakhancompany.com )
Mountain View
The Mona Khan’s Company is highly acclaimed dance group based in SF Bay Area specialized in Bollywood, Bhangara and other Indian dance forms. Be ready to get mesmerized by incredible display of talent, the best Bollywood music and unsurpassed choreography by their student performers.
Bombay Jam ( https://www.bombayjam.com/ )
Mountain View
Bombayjam is an excellent dance form where fitness meets Bollywood. Powered by the explosively fun, globally appealing Bollywood culture, Bombay Jam is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor! Get ready to witness the fitness dance by their students.
Jhankaar ( https://www.facebook.com/JhankaarACappella/)
Mountain View
Jhankaar is UC Davis’ Premiere South-Asian A cappella team that aims to combine Bollywood, Pakistani, and Western Music. We aspire to blend these powerful and versatile musical styles and convey that this kind of fusion has the ability to unite people from different backgrounds through a common thread- a passion for music.
Miran Solanki ( https://www.facebook.com/msolanki13)
Miran Solanki
Miran Solanki has been singing for the past 6 years. He has been trained in English and in Indian folk music. He has sung at many venues across the Stockton and Northern California area. He is currently attending UC Davis and has performed around the country with the Jhankaar Acapella team which he was apart of for two years. He enjoys singing upbeat Bollywood songs and making people happy.

Diwali Photo Booth

Mountain View

Here goes a model of our probable photo booth for Diwali night event. Our logistics and cultural teams have done a fantastic job in finalizing all decorative stuffs for ARC Ball room A&B. We want to keep some props (not shown here) at photo booth for surprise. We hope you guys will like our photo booth as well as ARC ball room A&B set up.

Official Event Photographer

Olivia Wong ( https://www.owongproductions.com/)
Mountain View

Olivia Wong is 4th year student at UC Davis, double majoring in Cinema&Digital Media and Communication. She is a professional photographer and videographer who previously held a year long position with UC Davis. Currently, she primarily does freelance work in the greater Davis area. Her portfolio showcases a wide variety of subjects and images, such as on-campus student groups, adult and child models, individual students, families, natural landscapes, and animals. She has also worked for marketing agencies, professional organizations, and growing businesses. After she graduates in June 2018, she plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. Her work can be viewed on either her Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/owongproductions/ ) or official website (https://www.owongproductions.com/ ), and she is available for bookings all year long!