Past Events & Photo Albums

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2017

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I have the opportunity – once again –
to participate in this wonderful production
produced and directed by Jennifer Berezan.

Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903-5204
Saturday, at 7:30 pm & Sunday at 1:30 pm
(This Show will be filmed)
A Dazzling, Huge-Hearted Cirque d’Spirit! Join 100 performers and 2,000 friends in a ceremonial concert.

 DETAILS & VIDEO HERE
(The Saturday concert is sold out, but there are still tickets available for Sunday)

CLICK HERE for TICKET INFORMATION

Friday, January 27, 2017

SFSU HINDUSTANI ENSEMBLE CLASS BEGINS

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

MirabaiMira Bai Music Festival

Meera was a sixteenth-century Rajput princess who renounced her privileged life and royal family to live
as a mendicant — wandering , dancing, and singing the
praises of God.

A devotee of Krishna, she was part of an influential religious movement (bhakti) that rejected distinctions of caste and creed, shunned the stultifying rituals and inaccessible scripture
of conservative religion, and believed that direct union with God was possible for all — men and women, highborn and lowborn. Meera’s mystic songs act as a soothing comfort to the heart and mind of listeners invoking devotion and love for Lord Krishna.

 

Rita Sahai and her Vasundara Choir will be performing original compositions of Mira Bai’s poetry which will be interspersed by a narration of Meera Bai’s life by Suman & Sargam Shah.

Time: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Badarikashrama

15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Visit the STORE tab on this website: Rita Sahai’s popular Meera CD is on sale.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of Badarikashrama

There will be a Satyanarayan Puja and

Rita and students

Rita Sahai and Students will perform Bhajans

Badarikashrama
15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Thursday, June 2, 2016

HINDUSTANI VOCAL ENSEMBLE

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Join us on June 2, 2016 – 12:05pm – 1:00pm for our next recital.

 UC Davis – Mondavi Center – Jackson Hall
Free Admission

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Special Concert and CD/DVD Release
in celebration of our Jalaranjani Concert last November

Concert Group

Join us for a very special evening filled with celestial song, soul-stirring vibration, blessed devotion and hearts that have come together over many years of immersion, growth and practice in this time honored tradition. Rita will be performing a solo and her Vasundhara choir will join her in a few songs from her most recent musical production, Jalaranjani: The Moods of Water. Swami Prapannananda of the Vedanta Society of Sacramento will conduct a ceremony for the CD & DVD release of this sublime musical masterpiece.

Admission is free; donations are welcome.

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1337 Mission Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608

For more info, please call Smita Risbud at 530-758-8917
or email smitarisbud@hotmail.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

HINDUSTANI VOCAL ENSEMBLE at SF State University

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 Knuth Hall | Creative Arts Building
School of Music San Francisco State University ,
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco CA 94132
ph. 415-338-1344 or CLICK HERE for directions.

Free Admission

Monday, March 14, 2016

HINDUSTANI VOCAL ENSEMBLE

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Performs with Student Chamber Ensembles of UC Davis

 UC Davis – Room 115, Music Building

Free Admission

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Friday, December 25, 2015

CHRISTMAS DINNER & CONCERT at BADARIKASHRAMA

Christmas dinner & concert, 2015

CLICK HERE for a printable pdf of the flyer

Rita Sahai and members of her Vasundhara Choir will perform selections from
“Jalaranjani ~ The Moods of Water”

Badarikashrama
15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Monday, November 23, 2015

HINDUSTANI VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Join us on Monday, November 23, 2015 for our next recital.
Daniel Kennedy will accompany us on Tabla

 UC Davis – Mondavi Center – Room 115, Music Building

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Free Admission

Saturday, November 21, 2015

JALARANJANI: The Moods of Water

Rita Sahai and her Vasundhara Choir presents their New Indian Music concert
Jalaranjani ~ The Moods of Water

November 21, 2015 at 7pm
Ohlone College, Smith Center Theatre
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA

Ticket price is $ 30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door; group of ten tickets: $250.00
Children under age 7 are free with paying adult.

For information please call Sadhana Gupta at 510-943-4328 or email sadkulk@gmail.com
or you may purchase tickets on line at Sulekha.com

Saturday, September 5, 2015

SHRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATION

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

MEERA (Mirabai) FESTIVAL

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 Rita Sahai and Students
will perform along with many other talented Bay Area
Musicians and Vocalists

Badarikashrama

15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Thursday, June 4, 2015

HINDUSTANI VOCAL ENSEMBLE

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Students in my Hindustani Ensemble at UC Davis who participated in the
UC Davis “Musics of the World” concert on April 24th.
We were accompanied by Samrat Kakeri on Tabla, and Rachel Unterseher on viola.

Join us on June 4, 2015 – 12:05pm – 1:00pm for our next recital in Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center.
Once again, Samrat Kakeri will accompany us on Tabla

 UC Davis – Mondavi Center – Jackson Hall

Free Admission

Monday, February 16, 2015

MAHA SHIVARATRI PROGRAM – 6pm to Midnight

BADARIKASHRAM, 15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

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Concerts by Rita Sahai & other artists at 8:00 PM
12 Midnight: Puja and Aarti

For more information, please go to:
http://www.badarikashrama.org/events/events.pdf

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HINDUSTANI/CARNATIC JUGALBANDHI CONCERT
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center at UC Davis

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TICKETS: $8 Students & Children, $20 Adults | Standard Seating

Thursday, February 27, 2014

MAHA SHIVARATRI CELEBRATION
7 pm to Midnight

 

Rita Sahai will offer bhajans

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Badarikashrama

15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Saturday, March 8, 2014

INNOVATION MEETS TRADITION:
A HINDUSTANI CONCERT at the MONDAVI CENTER

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VANDERHOEF STUDIO THEATRE, MONDAVI CENTER
Mrak Hall Dr, Davis, CA ‎| (530) 754-2787

CLICK HERE FOR MAP
$8 STUDENTS & CHILDREN, $20 ADULTS | STANDARD SEATING

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Song for All Beings

“A Song for All Beings”

Produced by Jennifer Berezan

with Guests:

Jack Kornfield, Joanna Macy, Chris Webster, David Worm, Rita Sahai, Katia Cardenal, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Raz Kennedy, Melanie Demore, Sara Dugas, Christian Dugas, Julie Wolf, Jami Sieber, Don Benedictson, Kiva Simova, and more!

More info at:

http://www.edgeofwonder.com/song-for-all-beings/

Marin Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Road
San Rafael, California 94903
7:30pm

Sunday, September 29, 2013

MAHATMA GANDHI PEACE PRAYER DAY

Rita Sahai will join other presenters by singing many of Gandhi-ji’s favorite bhajans

Program begins at 2:00pm

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CLICK HERE for FLYER


Badarikashrama

15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Saturday, August 24, 2013

MEERA (Mirabai) FESTIVAL

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Rita Sahai and Students
performed along with many other talented Bay Area
Musicians and Vocalists

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The program also included a blessing and inauguration
of the new “Celestial Celebrations” DVD,
led by Swami Omkaranandaji

 

Badarikashrama

15602 Maubert Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578

Summer 2013 Classes at AACM

Vocal II (intermediate)

Rita Sahai, Instructor

San Rafael, CA / Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

(class will also be offered online)

Music Class

CLICK HERE
for registration information

Coming this Fall, 2013

North Indian Vocal Course at the Jazz School

Mus250 North Indian Music Fundamentals Through Voice Elective
2 credits, 2 hours lecture/lab – Rita Sahai, instructor

Berkeley, CA / Thursdays, 9-11 am

A general overview of the styles, forms and practices of traditional North Indian music. The class includes participatory singing, familiarization with the Indian solfège system, exploration of the melodic concepts of raga, and the rhythmic concepts of tala. All students are expected to participate in the pedagogical and performance requirements of the North Indian vocal tradition.

CLICK HERE
for registration information

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

4th Annual Birthday Tribute for
Maestro Ali Akbar Khan

AACM Tribute

Saturday, April 13th at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley

 

I was honored to be singing in the program that evening.

Click Here

for the recent announcement of upcoming AACM concerts,
including Khan Sahib’s Birthday Tribute

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The 2013 Women’s Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

Rita Sahai was recognized for her contributions to Culture and Art


The event was held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral

4700 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland, CA

For more info, see:
http://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vocal Concert at the Vedanta Society of Sacramento

Celebrating 150th Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

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For more information, see

 VEDANTA SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO

1337 Mission Avenue , Carmichael , CA 95608

Telephone (916) 489-5137

E-mail: society@vedantasacto.org

Website: vedantasacto.org

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Navagraha Utsav: Celestial Celebration

Rita Sahai & her Vasundhara Choir w/ Jennifer Berezan

at 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704

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Sunday June 21st, 2009

Rita Sahai and Students performed selections from
Vasundhara ~ Ode to Mother Earth

as part of BADARIKASHRAMA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
3:00 P.M.
CET Performing Arts center, 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA
(See link for flyer): http://www.badarikashrama.com/event-flyers/25thAnniversaryJuneFlyer.pdf

Saturday, February 28th, 2008

Concert at the Mondavi Center

7:00 pm, UC Davis, Mondavi Center

Acclaimed composer and performer Rita Sahai, titled Gayan Alankar (Jewel of Music) by the world-famous sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Kahn,
presents classical and original Hindustani vocal music with guest tabla and harmonium players. More info

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

VASUNDHARA ~ Ode to Mother Earth

7:00 pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ace, Berkeley, CA 94705
Full info on the Vasundhara page.

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Read the India West article about the concert. l Read a review of the Vasundhara concert.

November 3 – 5 & 8 – 11, 2008

Alonzo Kings’s LINES BALLET

with music by Rita Sahai

8pm at the YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
700 Howard Street at 3rd St San Francisco

View the PRESS RELEASE (pdf)by clicking here.

May 17, 2008

Concert at the Vedanda Center of Sacramento, 7pm

1337 Mission Ave, Carmichael, CA
For info, call 916-489-5137

http://www.vedantasacto.org/skdulfr.htm

April 5, 2008

Rita Sahai at Sangati Center, 8pm

3049 22nd St., San Francisco CA

http://www.sangaticenter.org/events/sahai40508.html

March, 2008

Mahashivaratri Performance at Badarikashram

San Leandro, CA

Concert in Salt Lake City at India Forum of Utah

February, 2008

Concert with Jennifer Berezan at Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA

Concert in Oregon House, CA

Concert in Nevada City, CA

Noon Concert at UC Davis

(Rita’s Hindustani Ensemble)

Guest Lecture/Demo at CIIS, San Francisco, CA

(Jennifer Berezan’s class)

January, 2008

Concert at Kanpur University in India

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