Hasu Patel Named Key Personality
Recently, a Gujarati book named ‘Sangharsh and Siddhi’, which literally means ‘Perseverance and Accomplishments’ was published in India by Prof. Manilal Patel from Anand, India. This book is a compilation of 54 renowned individuals from multiple professional areas, who excelled in their field of expertise over their lifetime. Hasu made this list of 54 key personalities, to show how significant her contribution has been to music and what it means to our society.
50th Anniversary of
Woodstock Music Festival
at Yasgur’s Farm, Bethel, New York
Pt. Ravi Shankar performed the Sitar concert in 1969 and made Indian music on Sitar recognized internationally.
To celebrate 50th anniversary of Woodstock Music Festival at Yasgur’s Farm, Bethel, NY, Hasu Patel is honored to perform Sitar concert On August 17, 2019.
She will introduce two young performers. Tejas Gopal Nair, her disciple, will play Gayaki Ang of Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib on Esraj, and Rishab Rikhi Ram, disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar on Sitar. It is her vision to dedicate the work of two Sitar legends, Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib and Pandit Ravi Shankar for their
Indian Classical music has a rich art form that is traced back to the Vedic period which was evolved over thousands of years. It absorbed Persian and folk music of the Indian subcontinent. This has been handed down generation by generation through the oral tradition of learning that includes the music and theory, history, and cultural and spiritual understanding.
My primary mission is to propagate, preserve, and nurture India’s ancient art form in its pristine purity.
To accomplish these goals:
- The music taught is conveyed in schools and colleges, Yoga Ashrams, lectures, seminars, workshops and performing arts events.
- Students have class performances and concerts to enhance and further expand the audience.
- Ongoing music education programs are carried out for vocal music, Tabla, Sitar, Esraj, and Harmonium giving a deep breadth of the modalities to explore Indian Classical Music.
- Students are taught the Raga notations both in the Indian score system and in Western score system to enhance understanding and appreciation.
PBS Documentary Video for Ohio Heritage Fellows, Columbus, OH
Hasu Patel is one of very few female Indian classical music sitar performers in the world. She dedicates her life to preserving the traditional music of ancient India.
Ohio Heritage Fellow Hasu Patel Proves There’s Power in Perserverance
Please read the the Article of Hasu Patel about her life and the determination to reach her dream
November 11, 2019
Sivananda Yoga Farm
Grass Valley, CA
November 16, 2019
Sivananda Vedanta Center
San Francisco, CA
November 17, 2019
Interfaith Center at the Presidio
Unleashing the Power of Interreligious Cooperation
San Francisco, CA
International Peace Ambassadors
The Lifetime Achievement Award for extraordinary service to humanity.
Dr. Elaine Valdov, President, IPA
Rep. to the United Nations