2014 Diwali Photos

January 23, 2015

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IAGC’s Diwali Celebration 2014

October 16, 2014

It’s the event everyone has been waiting for!

IAGC’s Diwali Celebration

Venue: West Ashley High School, 4060 W Wildcat Blvd, Charleston SC.  29414

Date: November 8, 2014

Day: Saturday

Time:  5.00pm

Details to Follow. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the event.@iagcchs@gmail.com
Please feel free to share with your friends about this event and invite them to enjoy the cultural show put together by IAGC members and the authentic Indian food.

2014 Spring Picnic

July 1, 2014

Our First picnic of year 2014 was success with over 160 members joining us on Sunday June 1st. Although late from previous years event, it was well received and was very successful. We had many new members in attendance too. IAGC has gained 4 new memberships in the spring picnic.

Food served (snacks, lunch, fruits and ice cream) was liked very much and appreciated. Thanks to our Food Committee, for serving this mixed blend of food.

IAGC facilitated high school graduate this year by giving them the certificates and 25 Dollar Amazon gift cards.  Nibedita, also updated the members on success of Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussions show in March this year. She thanked all the members of SCCE and EC for their efforts and continued support for IAGC.

IAGC EC extends their thanks to all who attended and volunteered for the event.  We also thank Ms Andrea Limehouse for her fruit donation for the event.100_2972 100_2973 100_2975 100_2977 100_2978 100_2979 100_2982 100_2983 100_2984 100_2985 100_2986 100_2987


“Zakir Hussain And Masters of Percussion” show update

April 24, 2014
IAGC organized “Zakir Hussain And Masters of Percussion” show  on March 15th,2014 was a huge success. Around  550 people attended this spectacular show. We received numerous positive feedback through Facebook and e mails.Some of the responses from the audience include: 
“A superb melodious musical evening! Amazing performance..enjoyed it…” “They tore it apart! So glad I went”

 “The Masters of Percussion concert was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The love that Zakir Hussain and his friends have for rhythm and music was on full display, and it was obvious they wanted each and every attendee to feel the joy they feel when performing.”

” Nibedita, the Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion concert last evening was simply spectacular! Congratulations to you on conceiving the idea of this concert and bringing it to fruition. As President of the India Association of Greater Charleston, you have definitely raised the bar for future presidents! Kudos to you and your entire team, who worked closely with you, proving that nothing is impossible if one is willing to go the extra mile! This is definitely a feather in your cap! Bravo!”

“Congratulations for putting little old Charleston on the world map of cities where Zakir Hussain has performed !!! What a terrific achievement, thank you.”
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Zakir Hussain Concert!

January 16, 2014

Zakir Hussain Flier 2014.eps

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion

IAGC will present a rare cultural opportunity for the Charleston community – a traditional Indian music performance by the world’s leading percussionist and Grammy Award winning virtuoso, Zakir Hussain, on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Hussain was a child prodigy on tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. He was touring at the age of 12, and along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of the tabla, both in India and around the world. He has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris and the Kodo drummers. Hussain is a recipient of the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians. He has garnered two Grammy Awards as well as other (Indian) music awards of the same stature. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.

For a small taste of this rhythmic phenomenon, watch this clip with Hussain on the left (start at the 45 min. mark). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqQTOK3kh4E

Some other links for your pleasure:

Youtube links for IAGC website ZH & MoP

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion

Zakir Hussain (tabla), Selvaganesh Vinayakram (kanjira and ghatam), Steve Smith (drums), Niladri Kumar (sitar), Dilshad Khan (sarangi), Deepak Bhatt (dhol) and Vijay Chavan (dholki).

Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 8 – 10 p.m.

Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Downtown Charleston

$20 for students with I.D. (students must buy tickets in person at box office only)

Tickets range from $30, $40, $50, $75 to limited premium tickets at $100 each.

Online tickets or more info visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/events/zakir-hussain-masters-percussion/.

Tickets by phone: box office (843) 853-2252 or Etix 1(800)514-3849.

Tickets in person: Charleston Music Hall box office or Etix locations (Monster Music and Movies or Cat’s Music).

Please email inquiries to iagcchs@gmail.com.


This project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

Please click on the link below to see the flier and other details of this concert:

Zakir Hussain Concert Flier 2014


Diwali 2013 Update: Videos

December 18, 2013

 On November 9th, 2013, IAGC put on a spectacular show to celebrate Diwali. Members of all ages showcased the various cultures present in India through song and dance. The program was a grand success and a memorable evening for all in attendance.


A special Thanks to Anand Shunmugavel for providing complete video of the show and Gaurav Malhotra for creating individual videos. Each item has an introduction and rolling credits which were taken directly from the printed program.




Diwali 2013 Announcement

October 23, 2013

It’s the event everyone has been waiting for!

IAGC’s Diwali Celebration

Venue: West Ashley High School, 4060 W Wildcat Blvd, Charleston SC.  29414

Date: November 9th, 2013 

Time:  5.30pm

Program Details

5.30-6.30pm:  Social Hour

6.45-8.25pm:  Cultural Program

8.30pm: Dinner

Charges for the event

Members Dollar
Adults 12
Kids 12 and under 8
Kids 5 and under Free
Parents 12
Non Members Dollar
Adults 18
Kids 12 and under 12
Kids 5 and under Free
Parents 18

Once again, Remember Date: November 9, 2013
Directions: Once on Wildcat Blvd.
Continue Left past Marquee, and take First Right. Parking Lot on Left.
Auditorium located on Right. Follow walkway until Breezeway. Doors will be on Left.
Kindly RSVP to iagcchs@gmail.com


IAGC 2013 Fall Picnic Pictures

October 7, 2013

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Community out reach by IAGC -International Summer 2013

September 20, 2013

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2013 NCAF Pictures

September 20, 2013

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