Faculty Recital: Rita Sahai Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7 – 9pm
Faculty Recital: Rita Sahai
Room:Jackson Hall
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Cost:$10 Students and Children | $20 Adults (Assigned Seating)
Contact Email:pedaley@ucdavis.edu
Contact Phone #:530-752-7896
Event Type:Arts and Entertainment
Presented by:UC Davis Music Department

Rita Sahai is a rare Hindustani vocalist residing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States. Sahai’s is a soulful performer, a brilliant and prolific composer, and a venerated music teacher. She is a senior disciple of Sangeet Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan sahib, and is the only vocalist and composer to carry forward the heritage of the Seni Allauddin gharana. She has served as an ambassador of India’s rich musical heritage over the three decades that she has been in the United States. Impressed by her talent and passion towards music, Khan sahib gave her the title “Gayan Alankar” (Jewel of Music).

Rita Sahai directs two choir groups: the UC Davis Hindustani Vocal Ensemble and the Vasundhara Choir. In March, 2013 Rita Sahai was inducted into The Alameda County 2013 Women’s Hall of Fame, the first Indian to receive such an honor, and was publicly recognized for her contributions to Culture and Art. Her personal vision is to bring healing, peace and harmony through the universal language of music.

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