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Swar Lahri 2– Cascading Melodies with a message of Hope and Love


~By Asha Raghupathy

Swar Lahri 2, a fundraiser for Children with Disabilities, organized by Raganjali School of Music will be held at Oak Middle School Auditorium in Shrewsbury, MA.  Swar Lahri, which means “Cascading Melodies”, in its second unveiling will present the traditional art form of North American classical music with a message of hope and love.  All proceeds from this event after expenses will be donated to Camp Anjali 2011.

Since 2001, Camp Anjali has been bringing together children with physical and mental disabilities and children from mainstream schools from all across India for a 5-day retreat to celebrate creativity  through music, dance, craft workshops, etc.  Swar Lahri 2 is a fund raiser to mark a decade of Camp Anjali for Children.


Swar Lahri was originally launched in 2003 and was a fundraiser concert for the Chinamya Maruti Center, andover, MA. Back then it received accolades from the discerning listeners. The huge success of that event has finally led Raganjali to launch a sequel. Swar Lahri 2 is an Endeavour to bring a high quality audio visual production, that is both educational and entertaining and with a purpose of helping "less"-abled children. On this evening, SwarLahri 2 will take you on a 24-hour musical time travel beginning and ending with dawn.  During this journey, you will experience the multi-faceted beauty of Hindustani classical music in its many forms, such as khayal, semi-classical, devotional, etc. This concert will be a fund raiser to benefit children with disabilities in India.   
We hope you can join us to celebrate the cause and the music.  

Tickets  for Swar Lahri 2 are $15 , $50 , Sponsor $500 and Donor $250
Contact (508) 845 5744 if interested in attending or donating to Camp Anjali 2011

For more information on Swar Lahri 2, please visit www.raganjali.org

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Asha Raghupathy  is a student volunteer at Raganjali School of Music for the past  8 years.  Raganjali School of music is a modern day Gurukul, where music is taught in its traditional and puritan form, yet learning approach uses modern day technology, at every step of the way.

Since 2001, Camp Anjali has been an initiative to bring together children with physical and mental disabilities and children from mainstream schools from all across India for a 5-day retreat to celebrate creativity  through various forms of art in Bhubaneswar, India.

In Nov-2010, 9 years since its inception, Anjali Camp was attended by over 7,000 children from most states in India, to observe a 5-day celebration of children’s creativity, replete with music, dance, crafts, carnival and other engaging activities.

Anjali scholarships are awarded to recognize outstanding creativity in children with disabilities.

Anjali has instituted awards to recognize outstanding work by individuals from the public and private sectors in the fields of disability, in the state of Orissa.

For more information, please visit www.childrenfestival.org.