Kansas City Music Lovers Enchanted by Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s Mesmerizing Flute Concert

Kansas City Music Lovers Enchanted by Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s Mesmerizing Flute Concert

Kansas City, June 8th 2024 – The Kansas City music community, under the banner of the Association of Bengalis Kansas City Sangam, was honored to host the legendary flute maestro Pandit Ronu Majumdar. The highly anticipated concert took place at Goppert Theatre, Avila University, and was an unforgettable evening filled with divine melodies and soulful performances.

Panditji commenced the evening with a beautiful composition in Raga Saraswati, captivating the audience from the first note. Performing alongside him was his son, Hrishikesh, a role model for the younger generation pursuing Indian classical music. The concert also featured compositions in Ragas Khamaj and Kedar, showcasing the depth and versatility of Panditji’s musicianship. Accompanying them on the tabla was the immensely talented Subhajyoti Guha, whose rhythms perfectly complemented the enchanting flute.

Panditji imparted wisdom to the audience, saying, “It is not important how well or how fast you are playing. How sensibly you are playing makes you a great musician.”

The second half of the concert explored different genres of Indian music, including Rabindra sangeet, Bhatiyali, Kirtan, and folk. Panditji shared his rich musical journey, recalling his collaborations with the legendary Bollywood music composer and singer R. D. Burman. He dedicated a part of the concert to songs from their time together, with local percussion artist Siddharth Choudhury joining on Cajon and other percussion instruments.

The evening concluded with a Marathi devotional song, Abhang, leaving the audience in awe. Throughout the two-and-a-half-hour event, Panditji entertained and engaged the audience with stories behind many of his great compositions, created alongside various legendary music composers.

The audience was completely enchanted and remained glued to their seats until the very end, mesmerized by the ethereal music. This concert was an extraordinary experience that will be cherished by all who witnessed it in person.

08/11 – KC’s Biggest Event – India Fest 2024

KCdesi, the proud Media Partner of the India Association of Kansas City (IAKC), is delighted to invite everyone to India Fest 2024.

India Fest 2024 will take place on Sunday, August 11th, 2024, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66212. This year’s theme, “One Community, Many Stories: Celebrating Diversity, Building Unity,” highlights the rich cultural diversity and unity within the Indian community. The festival, collectively hosted by various regional organizations, offers an immersive experience into the vibrant tastes, sounds, and sights of India through live music, dance, food, and entertainment.

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IAKC Members Only: Learn from Experienced

Learning from the Experienced

This is a FREE event but for IAKC members only.

Join us in our, open to all, interactive event to gather invaluable advice and tips on preparing for college applications and gain insight into securing a successful admission!
The focus will be on UMKC 6 year BA/MD (medicine) program!!

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06/20 – 06/23 – Learn Hindustani Music and Abhang from KC’s own Snehal ji

Snehal Deshpande Music Workshop 2024

Learn Hindustani Music and Abhangs this summer from Snehalji!

Unlock the enchanting world of Hindustani Classical Music and Abhang with the renowned Snehal Deshpande. Our immersive music workshop offers two tailored sessions for both adults and children, ensuring a comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience. Session 1 for adults runs from June 20 to June 23 at an affordable $125 per person. Dive into the basics of Hindustani classical music, learn soulful Abhangs and Bhajans, explore the fundamentals of Tabla and Taal, and engage in fun vocal exercises that will enhance your musical prowess.

Session 2, designed specifically for kids, takes place from June 25 to June 29 at $150 per person. This program promises an engaging and educational journey through the captivating realms of classical music and rhythmic patterns. Whether you’re an aspiring musician or simply wish to deepen your appreciation of this rich musical heritage, this workshop offers a perfect blend of learning and fun. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from a master! Click here to enroll now or contact us at (913)-235-8469 or snehalswapnil@hotmail.com for more information.

Snehal Deshpande Music Workshop 2024
Snehal Deshpande Music Workshop 2024

Don’t fur-get to register your pets by June 30

To keep your pets and our community safe and healthy, Overland Park requires all cats and dogs to have pet licenses. All dogs and cats in Overland Park must be registered by the time they are six months old or within 30 days of arriving in Overland Park.

As the registration deadline nears, it’s important to learn about the process and register your furry friends by June 30.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Chandana Kannada Sangha: A Milestone in Community Service

KCdesi proudly congratulates Chandana Kannada Sangha (CKS) on reaching a significant milestone: 25 years of dedicated service to the Indian community in Kansas City. This remarkable achievement stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of CKS in fostering cultural heritage, community spirit, and unity among the Kannada-speaking population in the region.

As part of this landmark celebration, CKS is organizing the “CKS Utsava – 2024,” a grand event that promises to be a memorable occasion for all. The Sangha has always been a beacon of cultural preservation and community engagement, and Utsava will be a reflection of these values, showcasing the rich traditions and vibrant spirit of Kannada culture.

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Ayodhya Ram Rathyatra in KC – May 21

Ram Lalla from Ayodhya has embarked on a sacred journey across the United States, visiting temples to bless devotees with His divine presence. On behalf of the Hindu Temple, we are thrilled to announce that He will be visiting the Hindu Temple of Kansas City on May 21st for an exclusive darshan at 2:05 PM. We warmly invite everyone in Kansas City to join us at the HTCC temple for this unique opportunity to receive personal blessings and be part of this spiritual event. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the divine and partake in a moment of profound devotion and community.

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06/15 – Join SASA’s Father’s Day Celebration for a Cause

This upcoming June 15th, mark your calendars for a Father’s Day celebration like no other, hosted by the South Asian Student Association (SASA). While Father’s Day is traditionally a time for honoring paternal figures and celebrating the bonds of family, this year, SASA is infusing the occasion with an extra dose of meaning and purpose.

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Community Update: Excellent Job Gujarati Samaj of KC!

KCdesi proudly congratulates its esteemed Community Partner, GSKC!

KCdesi is absolutely thrilled to join hands with all of Kansas City Indian community in celebrating the Gujarati Samaj of Kansas City’s (GSKC) monumental achievement with the resounding success of the first-ever Bollywood play in Kansas City, ‘Barff.’ With an audience nearly filling the venue to capacity and the esteemed presence of Vivek Malik, Missouri State Treasurer, the event not only captivated hearts but also showcased the vibrant cultural tapestry thriving in our beloved community.

Huge applause to the tireless efforts and meticulous planning of the GSKC Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, whose unwavering commitment made this milestone possible! Their dedication exemplifies the spirit of unity and cultural preservation we, as Kansas City Desis, hold dear. As we bask in the glow of this momentous occasion, let’s eagerly anticipate the myriad cultural treasures and collaborative endeavors yet to unfold. Stay tuned for a kaleidoscope of cultural delights and community connections!

06/08 – Pt. Ronu Majumdar Flute Concert at Avila University

Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient, a renowned Indian classical flautist known for his mastery of the bansuri, will perform in Goppert Theater, Avila University on SATURDAY, JUNE 8.
He has contributed significantly to the promotion and preservation of Indian classical music. He continues to inspire audiences around the world with his soulful renditions.
Subhajyoti Guha will accompany on Tabla and Hrishikesh Majumdar will be on Flute too
Please purchase tickets from www.abkcs.org Your support will be highly appreciated

04/13-14 – Akhand Ramayan Path – HTCC

Embark on a spiritual journey with the Akhand Ramayan Path, an uninterrupted recitation of the timeless epic, Ramayana, at the Hindu Temple of Kansas City. Join us as we delve into the captivating tales of Lord Rama’s valor, righteousness, and devotion, spanning over 24 hours of continuous chanting. This sacred tradition offers a unique opportunity for families to come together, immerse themselves in divine wisdom, and find solace in the teachings of Lord Rama. Join our community in this auspicious endeavor, and experience the profound blessings of the Akhand Ramayan Path. email us at events@htccofkc.org for details.

Read more: 04/13-14 – Akhand Ramayan Path – HTCC

04/17 – Sri SitaRama Kalyanam – Sri Rama Navami Celebrations – HTCC

Experience the sacred union of Sita and Rama at the SitaRama Kalyanam, a joyous celebration taking place at the Hindu Temple of Kansas City. Join us in commemorating this divine marriage, steeped in tradition and spirituality, as we come together as a community. Bring your families and immerse yourselves in the blessings of this auspicious event, fostering unity, harmony, and joy for all who attend.

Read more: 04/17 – Sri SitaRama Kalyanam – Sri Rama Navami Celebrations – HTCC