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Fusion – East Meets West 2014

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Fusion poster

An evening to relax and unwind with non-stop laughter with Rajiv Satyal. Rajiv’s witty, universal and TV-clean act resonates around the world by covering everything from racial issues to soap bottles to his favorite topic – himself. He has performed everywhere from Boston to Bangalore and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and LA times and opened for Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon, Tim Allen, and Daniel Tosh in theaters across USA.

Also presenting entertaining music by Singer Falu Shah, internationally recognized for her rare ability to seamlessly blend modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically-shaped vocal talent. Falguni (aka Falu) studied under legendary sarang/vocal master Ustad Sultan Khan. Falu’s subsequent career in the States had led to a series of brilliant and high profile collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler and A. R. Rahman amongst others. She was appointed Carnegie Halls ambassador of Indian Music in 2006. One of Falu’s most astonishing performances occurred alongside A.R. Rahman for President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House for their First State dinner in Nov 2009.

Falu’s band of the same name includes musicians who draw from Indian classical, alternative rock, contemporary pop, and electronic styles to create a mix of East and West – one reason why The New York Times featured Falu in a story titled “Bridging Cultural Gaps with Music.

Sandeep Swadia, a protege of Zakir Hussein will accompany Falu during the concert.

Tickets are $40.00 for platinum seating and $20 for general seating.

When: Friday, Oct 17th
Where: Rose Theater, University of Memphis
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Contact:
Amarjit Keshav – 901-827-9445
Perdeep Mehta – 901-268-2494
Gautam Malhotra – 901-395-6440

The show will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Corporate sponsorships are still available!
Sponsorships of $500 to $999 will receive 4 Platinum seats and $1000 or more will receive 6 platinum seats and a VIP back stage pass.

Looking forward to your support to help raise funds for the children suffering from cancer!

For more information, visit us at www.aaictrust.org.

Thanks,
AAICT Team

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Dance For Charity 2014

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Dance For Charity 2014 
AAICT’s 4th Annual Valentine’s Day event
(See Poster for details)
Dance For Chairty

Dance For Charity

Friday Feb 14th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Esplanade, Cordova
The 4th Annual “Dance for Charity” event organized by AAICT (American & Asian Indian Charitable Trust – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), is on Friday, Feb 14th, 2014 at the Esplanade in Cordova, TN.
Come join us for a wonderful evening of Dance, Music and catered gourmet food. As with prior years, this will be an exclusive event with formal attire, live auction & a lot of dancing!
100% of the net proceeds from this event goes directly for continuing treatment for existing patients and for taking on new patients.
TEEN TICKETS (13-19 YEAR OLD): $60
SILVER TICKETS: $85
GOLD TICKETS: $195
Please note “Dance for Charity” event is for Adults, and children aged 13 & older. Child Care services will be provided at the venue for children 12 & under, for a nominal fee of $10 per child (Pizza dinner included).
Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
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CRUISE FOR CHARITY!!

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Everyone loves to travel and most people dream of taking a cruise. In keeping with our tradition of providing you with great entertainment and raising funds for a great charitable cause, we bring to you “CRUISE FOR CHARITY”
on
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES
5 DAY / 4 NIGHT CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS FROM MIAMI
Per person,per night price starts at just $98!!!
* Port Charges, taxes, gratuity are extra
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Please mark the dates….June 3rd 2013 – June 7th 2013
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AAICT has booked over 100 cabins on this sailing, so that we all can be together and have a great time!
GREAT ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD: STAND UP COMEDY, LIVE SINGING AND KARAOKE NITE, AS WELL AS GOOD FOOD AND LOTS OF FUN.
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Enjoy a vacation and feel great about supporting a worthwhile cause.
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Baisakhi Celebration on April 21, 2012

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We invite you to experience the spirit of India at the Annual Baisakhi Celebration on April 21, 2012 at 6:00p.m. at The Great Hall, 1900 South Germantown Road, Germantown, TN 38103.

Tickets: Adult – $50.00 & Children (Age 5 through 13 yrs) – $25.00

Make merry and celebrate the day with jubilant music, soulful dances, and lots of delicious Indian food.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Baisakhi Celebration

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TAAL 2012 – A Recap….

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By Maya Nair

It was the fourth year in a row that Musipals have come forward for raising funds for AAICT helping children fight cancer. This year’s show was hosted at Germantown Performing Arts Center on March 3rd, 2012. For those who missed out attending the show, here is a quick recap.

The evening started with dinner which was earlier than planned as people started pouring in before the scheduled time. Very unusual for an Indian event !! ;) After re-fueling and enjoying some great Indian food, everyone was ready to sit back and enjoy some music.

This year’s theme was ‘Colors of Music’ and the evening started of with a colorful and ‘dhamakedar’ Holi group song.

The song lineup was pretty amazing….from the old golden hits to the latest viral song. It was one of those moments where I thought I had forgotten most of the olden hits.  Well, it was like riding a bike after ages which you thought you had forgotten. :) Memories came back as they sang “Abhi Na Jao Chodkar” (by Balaji/Vani) and “Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera”(by Anil/Preeti).

Foot tapping numbers were well mixed in between melodies. Starting from “Dhinka Chika”(by Vidya/Srinivas) to “Mere Dholna Sun”(by Preeti/Balaji),  “Ankhoin ki Gusthakiyan”(by Ram/Vani) to “Dola Re”(by Alice/Preeti) , from “Dil hoom hoom”(by Sangeeta) to “Kolaveri”(by Srinivas) and finally “Sheila ki Jawaani”(by Alice) to end the great evening.

MC for the evening, Roshni D’souza, did a great job by moving things along comfortably, entertaining the audience with her charm and light humor to keep it interesting. Highlight of the show was the “World Peace Unplugged” segment that included songs like “Krishna Nee Begane Baro” with live instruments which was a dedication to Michael Jackson. Strumming Guitar by John meeting Indian Tabla by Prashant (a high schooler) was a soothing treat to the ears.

Every singer performed their best and really got the crowd moving.

At the end of the show some even said that “I don’t feel like I am in the United States. People have to come here to really get it.” I agree — you really need to experience the Music Fest for yourself.  It was great to see families and friends out enjoying such a beautiful evening.

Check out the photos that will be uploaded soon to see what you missed.