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your support:

We gratefully acknowledge support over the years from all of you who have attended concerts regularly, and from the following foundations:

National Endowment for the Arts, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, LEF Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, South Asian Giving Circle, WESTAF, AAPIP

about the sangati center

Founded in 2006 by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan - "a magnet for local Indian classical musicians" (SF Chronicle) - the Sangati Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has hosted more than 400 public chamber concerts of Indian classical music. Sangati Center concerts are distinguished by being presented strictly acoustically, with nothing amplified or plugged in, and with humans rather than electricity being responsible for the sound - recalling an age-old approach in which musicianship retains the focus in lieu of elaborate production.

Our concert series has connected hundreds of artists with thousands of listeners. Admission has always been on a sliding-scale, with nobody turned away for lack of funds. Concerts have tended to attract between 30 - 60 listeners. The Sangati Center has earned support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and others.

The word sangati in Sanskrit means "coming together", as opposed to sangita, which means "singing together", (which many people mistake as our name, understandably.) While sangita is also a general word for music, sangati has another, specifically musical meaning - it is the principle of development whereby a melody evolves by iteration.

contact info

info [at] thiswebsite

P.O. Box 9224
Berkeley, CA 94709