Academy of Indian Music aka AIM San Diego is a southern California based non profit (501-c 3). Sudakshina founded AIM San diego in 2011 and it's dedicated to spreading the intricate and extremely beautiful art of Hindusthani Classical music. We have ongoing classes, student recitals, visiting artist concerts, community enrichment via student performances as well as lecture and demonstrations. We are solely run by volunteers and donations/matching grants etc. All our revenue (extremely moderate given the nature of Indian classical music) from concerts etc. go straight to AIM fund to be utilized for future concerts, community enrichments and charitable donations to other organizations.
Academy of Indian Music has regularly worked toward fundraising for multiple charities such as AID India, CRY India, Aim for Seva, Akshaya Patra, Seed Satyagraha movement and also has and continues to do fundraisers to aid in natural disasters such as UNICEF for Nepal Disaster, AID in Chennai flood, to name a few.
Past Events: Academy of Indian Music, San Diego (AIMSD) regularly hosts concerts featuring artists of Indian musical traditions. some of these concerts have been held in an intimate chamber music setting while others are in larger theater/auditorium setting.
Some of the artists we featured in past are:
Late Vidushi Purnima Chaudhuri – A very fine exponent of Semiclassical singing, hailing from Banaras Gharana.
Shri Suman Laha – An exponent of Mohan Veena.
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Pandit Abhijit Banerjee: Leading exponent of Sitar and Tabla.
Mharo Pranam: Pandit Partha Bose, Shri Indranil Mallick, Srimati Sudakshina Alagia- Semi classical Vocal and Sitar. A Tribute to Late Vidushi Lakshmi Shankar
Baje Re Muraliya: Shri Jay Gandhi, Srimati Sudakshina Alagia and Shri Jyoti Prakash – Leading disciples of Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Vidushi Lakshmi Shankar and Pandit Abhijit Banerjee.
Resonance: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Pandit Arup Chattopadhyay: Leading exponents of Sitar in Gayaki style and Tabla in Farukkabad Gharana.
Woodwinds: Renowned flutist Pandit Ronu Majumdar with Pandit Abhijit Banerjee on Tabla. Opening Vocal by Srimati Sudakshina Alagia and Pandit Abhijit Banerjee on tabla.
To view some of the images of visiting Artists as well as student recitals, please visit us on Facebook and Instagram.