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.
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Fees : $18 (Non-Members), $15 (IGSA Members), $10 (Children) SOLD OUT !!
Rita Sahai Ji ( http://ritasahai.com/)
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 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/)
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 )
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/ )
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/)
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 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
Official Event Photographer
Olivia Wong ( https://www.owongproductions.com/)