IAGB to stage Berklee Indian Ensemble Live Concert at India Day Festival 2021, and hoist the Indian tricolor across 40+ towns in New England

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Sanjay Gowda

BOSTON–India Association of Greater Boston, known as IAGB, announced that the Berklee Indian Ensemble from Berklee College of Music will stage a live concert, in addition to several cultural performances, on August 15th at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day. As a lead up to the India Day, IAGB will be hoisting flag-raising events in over 40 towns across New England.

The Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of the hippest performance acts to emerge from Boston. A global viral sensation with over 230 million views, the Ensemble melds classical, folk, Sufi, and contemporary Indian music, with influences ranging from hip-hop and jazz to Middle Eastern and African flavors.

Founded in 2011 by Indian Berklee alumna and faculty member Annette Philip, the Ensemble provides an open and inclusive creative space for musicians from all over the world to explore, study, interpret, and create music influenced by the rich and varied mosaic that is Indian music today. The Berklee Indian Ensemble has risen to prominence as one of the most storied musical collectives in the country with their unmistakable signature sound, and legendary collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Prakash, Indian Ocean, and Clinton Cerejo, to name a few.

“After a year and a half in a pandemic that has affected lives in every corner of the globe this event, featuring the Berklee Indian Ensemble live in concert at the iconic Boston landmark, unites and enriches the Boston community is special in many ways. In addition to the celebration of India’s 75th Independence Day, it is also the 10th Anniversary of the Berklee Indian Ensemble and their first collaboration with IAGB,” said Sanjay Gowda, President of IAGB.

This event is free. Along with the concert there will be cultural performances by local artists. Surrounding the activity will be the vibrant exhibition booths from various corners of our community. Please visit http://www.iagb.org/sponsorship for exhibition booths and advertisements and showcase your product services to the larger Indian American community. Please contact us at iagb@iagb.org for corporate sponsorships and corporate exhibition booths

Tasty Indian food is also a highlight of IAGB events, and this year promises to be even better with multiple restaurants bringing mouthwatering cuisines from all parts of India. We invite everybody with their families and friends to visit us for this event.

Indian Flag hoisting at 40+ towns across New England

As a lead up to the India Day, IAGB will be hoisting flag-raising events in over 40 towns across New England, to raise the US and Indian flags to commemorate momentous India’s 75th Independence Day celebration. IAGB has worked very closely with the town/city administrations to bring these events to respective City/Town Hall and town commons and celebrate amongst the communities.

These events starting August 1st through the 15th, will culminate into the grand finale cultural event, “India Day Festival” on August 15th at the Hatch Memorial Shell alongside Charles River.

Please visit the website for more details and the event schedule: https://www.iagb.org/flag-raising-2021/

India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) is the oldest and one of the leading Indian American organizations in New England. It serves the Indian American communities in the New England Region. IAGB strives to foster a strong Indian American social, civic, cultural and community presence in New England.

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