Anuradha Pal's Kala Ke Sangh

Fundraiser for the marginalised Musical fraternity

Soulful Indian Classical music, those pulsating percussionists, beautiful folk dances & songs, tribal music, traditional Hindustani & Carnatic Jugalbandis, devotional music, the orchestras of Bollywood… what if we never get to enjoy these ever… after this pandemic?

Our lives, weddings & events can never be the same without music, dance, percussion, colour and magic? With all performances cancelled and no other earning opportunities’ owing to social distancing norms, the marginalised music fraternity & instrument makers are struggling to survive…

Musicians contribute vibrancy and positivity in every important occasion in India. And yet artistes are amongst the most ignored community. With no help or support, many face severe existential issues and depression.

Kala Ke Sangh beneficiaries
Kala Ke Sangh beneficiaries

Tabla Maestro Anuradha Pal curated the first ever 4 day online Music festival featuring 27 leading musicians called ‘Kala ke Sangh’ to sensitise people of this problem & raised donations for the deprived traditional Musicians who carry forth a legacy of classical/ tribal/ bhajan/ folk and traditional music as well as instrument makers, sound technicians etc, who need help urgently.

To make sure every musician in need could access help easily, we posted Google Forms in English and Hindi to invite confidential applications from needy musicians across India. We have received applications from over 500 musicians from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Nagaland, M.P, Assam, Kerala, Rajasthan, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi & Rajasthan.

We are now in the process of sorting the applications of several hundred musicians who have applied pan India & aim to disburse all funds by October 21st, as a tribute to Anuradha’s respected parents Ila & Devinder Pal & grandparents, who also contributed to society throughout their lifetime.

Please Help Us

From the funds raised, we have already given food ration for the families of over 60 musicians and have transferred monetary help of Rs 1.5 lakh directly to the bank accounts of over 20 musicians & instrument makers across India, with assistance from JAJAM Foundation, Zonal Cultural Centres and State Cultural Departments.

Owing to the large number of applicants who need monetary help desperately, we need atleast Rs. 20 Lakh more to be able to help atleast 400 more Tribal/ Folk/ Classical/ Film/ Devotional musicians pan India, who are in a precarious condition – mentally, physically, emotionally and financially depressed.

We humbly request for your generous contribution towards this noble cause of protecting your culture and heritage from annihilation.

a) Foreign corporates can donate through our FCRA compliant partner Art Matters.

b) Individuals with NRO accounts can make a Bank transfer to our trusted partner Jalota Welfare Foundation and get tax exemptions u/s 80G.

Beneficiary Name : Jalota Welfare Foundation
Account No. : 0059000104165416
IFSC Code : PUNB0005900
Bank & Branch : Punjab National Bank, Dadar (W), Mumbai – 400028.

Kala Ke Sangh Festival

To raise awareness about the total economic breakdown for marginalised musicians across the country, Anuradha Pal’s organisation Sur aaur Saaz (SAS) curated & produced the FIRST EVER Online 4 Day Music Fundraiser festival called Kala Ke Sangh featuring 27 Top Musicians like Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota, Pt Satish Vyas, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Fazal Qureshi, Dr. Soma Ghosh, Taufiq Qureshi, Sanjeev & Ashwani Shankar, Ajay Prasanna, Shubhendra Rao, Anuradha Pal, Saskia Rao de-Haas, Gauri Pathare, Ravichandra Kulur, Giridhar Udupa, Sunita Bhuyan, Murad Ali Khan, Abhishek Borkar, Shikharnaad Qureshi & Ishaan Rao!! This festival was shared live on 1st, 2nd, 9th & 15th August, on @SASevents page on Facebook & Youtube to raise donations from over 1 million followers (including partner pages). Please subscribe to our YouTube page here.

Heartfelt thanks to all our respected, participating Musicians, our valued Partners – Lupin’s Lupisafe Hand Sanitizer, Ministry of Culture, ICCR, Teamwork Arts, Cultre, Artist Aloud, Radio Mirchi, Business Connect, Wockhardt Foundation, Jalota Welfare foundation, Avid Learning, Hindustan Times, Midday, our very important donors, students of APCA & supporters across the globe.

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