ICMA celebrates Asia Week SF 2015 with the acclaimed art and musical production Melange ...by the Bay!

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As a proud partner of Asia Week SF 2015, the Indian Classical Music and Arts (ICMA) Foundation is presenting Melange ...by the Bay! a music production and art exhibit at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco on Saturday, October 3, 2015; gallery opens at 3:00 pm, concert begins at 4:00 pm.

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“I conceived of Melange with diverse audiences in mind. I wanted the listener to be transported through the musical journey I grew up with and love so much.” - Mahesh Kale, founder, ICMA.

Conceived, written, and directed by the Bay Area-based, world-renowned musician, Mahesh Kale, Melange boasts an ensemble cast of accomplished artists like Salar Nader (Tabla), Vivek Datar (Harmonium) and features guest artists like Alam Khan (Sarod), George Brooks (Saxophone), Radhika Iyer (Violin) and Selvaganesh (Percussion). Renowned Bollywood actress Ashvini Bhave joins the cast as the Master of Ceremony. Melange combines art, history, storytelling, and captivating, emotive music. “I conceived of Melange with diverse audiences in mind. I wanted the listener to be transported through the musical journey I grew up with and love so much.” - Mahesh Kale, founder, ICMA.

Dating back to the Vedic period, Indian classical music has evolved through a cultural synthesis of several musical streams - predominantly, Vedic, Persian, and Folk. Contemporary Indian music is based on a rich milieu of genres dating as far back as the 12th century, from an expansive canvas comprising today's Northern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan. From Khayal to Tarana, Thumri to Ghazal, Sufi to Bhajan (and more), Melange - as the name suggests - is a carefully-selected and exciting mix of genres that make up the classical Indian musical tradition. The Indian Express described a prior production of Melange as, “… a confluence of cultures, moods, and sounds, presented with such an artistic finesse. Kudos to the team that created diametrically opposite moods in a three-hour concert.”

Glimpses of India Art Exhibit

Guests are invited to view Glimpses of India where local artists will showcase Indian-inspired art. The gallery opens an hour before the concert. The selected artists offer their thematic interpretation of culture, heritage, music, dance, yoga, demographics, landscapes, and religion. The gallery will feature a variety of art media and techniques reflecting the diverse and broad artistic talent of the Bay Area.

Event Information

When: October 3, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Art Gallery, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm Concert
Where: Cowell Theater - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, California 94123
Admission: Art Gallery – Free; Concert tickets: $20/$30/$100
** Special group discounts available, please contact tickets(at)icmafoundation(dot)org **
More Information: http://www.icmafoundation.org

For more information, press/blogger passes, hi-resolution images, interviews, promotional ticket giveaways, please contact: info(at)icmafoundation(dot)org or call: 408-508-ICMA.

About ICMA Foundation

Founded in 2012 by Indian Classical Vocalist Mahesh Kale, ICMA Foundation is volunteer-driven 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve, nurture, and celebrate Indian classical music. In addition to hosting sell-out concerts, ICMA is involved in several charitable activities including a scholarship program, Youth Squad performing group, and technology initiatives such as the ICMA Pathshala iPhone app. More at http://www.icmafoundation.org.

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