Lecturer Rita Sahai Wins Bronze Medal in Global Music Awards' Honors

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Photo of Rita Sahai holding instrument

INDIA CURRENTS -- Rita Sahai, prolific Bay Area composer, virtuoso singer and teacher of Hindustani classical music, has received yet another distinguished award! “Inner Thirst” ~ Jiyaa ki Pyaas, a selection from “Jalaranjani ~ The Moods of Water,” has won Global Music Award Honors and a Bronze Medal in the World Music category.

“Jalaranjani ~ The Moods of Water,” was a stunning Hindustani choral concert performed in Fremont on November 21, 2015, by Rita Sahai and her Vasundhara Choir. All of the songs were about attuning to the different moods of water; the journey of life. The CD and DVD are available at RitaSahai.com.

Rita Sahai has also been recently appointed as director of the North Indian Vocal Ensemble at San Francisco State University’s School of Music. Hindustani-style vocal classes at SFSU for spring 2017 will begin Friday, January 27, from 11am to 1pm in Creative Arts Building, Room 146, introducing the melodic and rhythmic concepts that shape North India’s classical musical tradition.