Numi Foundation’s mission is to nurture and empower thriving communities. We envision a world where all basic human needs are met and people have the resources to fulfill their greatest potential.
Globally, Numi Foundation provides organic, fair trade farming communities with access to clean, safe drinking water. And in Oakland, California Numi Foundation offers experiential gardening, arts and social studies curricula to low-income K-8 public schools.
Rajib Karmakar and Robin Sukhadia present an evening of Ragas for the Foundation.
A senior disciple of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Rajib Karmakar is undoubtedly one of the finest young sitar players today. Years of learning have resulted in an extensive technique and deep understanding of diverse musical styles. His open mind has led to an extension of his musical horizon to incorporate imaginative experiments in world music styles that delight the young and the old. He has performed all over the world, in prestigious music concerts and festivals. He is the creator of the world’s first double necked electric Sitar ” Mayur Tantri”. He earned his MFA in Indian Classical Music from the California Institute of the Arts, and currently resides in Los Angeles. More info at www.sitarrajib.com
Robin Sukhadia is a disciple of tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. in 2011, he completed a Senior Research Fulbright Fellowship in India, where he developed 6 music education programs across India and Nepal, each serving children in some of the poorest regions and communities of south Asia. He has lectured and developed innovative music education programs centered on classical Indian music and south Asian culture at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Stanford University, The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The GRAMMY Museum, and at Carnegie Hall. Robin currently serves as an Advancement Officer for The Colburn School, considered among the world's foremost institutions for music education. Robin holds an MFA in Indian Classical Music from the California Institute of the Arts. More info at www.tablapusher.com.