South Asian Music and Arts Association
SAMAA (South Asian Music and Arts Association) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality music and arts from South Asia through live performances, education and advocacy.Changing times demand a diverse and innovative approach to spreading the music of great artists. Our goal is to keep the music alive for future generations through classical, semi-classical, folk, fusion, sufi and jazz concerts. SAMAA aims to spread music and arts from South Asia to the western world.
With the growing popularity of Asian contemporary music, art and Bollywood music in the west, our mission is to glamorize classical music, which is the heart of Asian culture.
By focusing on prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, we are presenting artists from South Asia on the same stage as anyone who reaches the pinnacle of performing arts. We want to focus on concert halls befitting our artists and bring their performances out of the basements and small restaurants.
Our audience will not only be South Asians, but just about anyone with a love of world music and the eagerness to be a little closer to South Asia without leaving home!