Tasveer returns to in-person events in 2022 with Community Speaks: Frames of Mind, a powerful South Asian storytelling event being held at Benaroya Hall on May 7th, that will shed light on the special challenges and opportunities experienced within the South Asian socio-cultural context, whether in native lands or in adopted homelands.
Community Speaks uses the power of live storytelling to create empathy around important issues, shift perspectives and challenge social norms. These vivid, bold, heartwarming and poignant monologues are captivating in their intensity, and their raw messages questioning societal norms, judgments and prejudices. This impactful storytelling program will honor both Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with personal stories performed by South Asian community members.
When: Saturday, May 7th 2022
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm PST
Where: Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Cost:$15 (General)/ $10 (Members/Students)
7 PM: Seattle Raga Institute will present two new compositions in raga Bhatiyar, portraying the nuanced nature of mental health through melodies and cyclical structures that represent the cycle we often find ourselves trapped in, in our own lives. These compositions are written specifically for this program by Brandon McIntosh, performed by Brandon McIntosh (Sarod), Anoushka Ayyadevara (Piano), Akanksha Ayyadevara (Piano), Rishabh McIntosh(Sarod), Vrinda Satyavolu (Guitar), and Ravi Albright (Tabla).
7:15 PM: Community Speaks: Frames of Mind
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for a sliding scale ticket.
This program is sponsored by Parul and Gary Houlahan.