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Diwali celebration to shine light on Pleasanton schools' music program

Original post made on Oct 23, 2015

A celebration of the Indian holiday Diwali is coming to Pleasanton next month to raise money for the school district's band and orchestra programs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 8:06 AM

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm

I'm close to a woman who studied with Balasaraswhati and her daughter Lakshmi when there were connected to the Center for World Music in Berkeley, CA. Initially, the Center for World Music was a part of Mills College, Oakland.

Musicians and dancers came from all over the world and trained American dancers, was THRILLING!

It's wonderful to know that you are planning to raise money for the arts!


There's a wonderful video by Douglas Knight online re: Bala and her contributions to classical Indian dance. It's wonderful to hear and read what Douglas has to say. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for you good deeds.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Web Link

The above is the book about Balasraswati by Douglas M. Knight, the husband of her daughter, Lakshami Knight.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 23, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Satyagit Ray film about BALA: Web Link

Don't forget young ladies, you have roots that back thousands of years. Thank you for preserving your culture! VIVA!

Posted by Pololo Mololo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Students: Web Link

Interview with Douglas M. Knight Jr. re: above video in 2 Parts.

This is part one. enjoy....

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I think this is a good step / change. I've been to several School fundraising events and the demographic of the participants is very different than the school demographic. I think finding cultural interests that help encourage participation in the schools is an excellent way to engage a part of the community that isn't interested in some of the other events.good job.

Posted by WIOP
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm

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