tanumanisha shankaram namAmi mE manasA shirasA"
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How early membership helps members: GLAC is a member based organization and our rates are one of the lowest
with one of the best programming in the country!
Other organizations charge
our yearly rate
just for one family concert!
Over the past decade, our membership rates has stayed
around same even
though our operating costs have gone up by almost 50%
difference with grants, corporate sponsorship, advertisements and
Also, our programming depends on your membership
earlier you become a member, the better the quality and quantity of
Are you a rasika? Show your support by becoming a member EVEN if you
think you can't attend all concerts.
Support GLAC to support Music in
Thanks in advance for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you
as a member this year.
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GLAC - giving back to the artists, community and beyond, supporting the cites of
Detroit, Chennai &
Flint! With one foot in our 30year heritage and our right foot forward into
the future; GLAC kicked off our past seasons with Fundraiser
GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint.
GLAC helped collecting samples for the Susan B Komen
Tissue Bank in Detroit. #GLAC4KTB
Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC
has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA.
GLAC is a community-based organization, and we take that responsibility
With the recent happenings with the COVID-19 virus and the precautions that
have been put into place, our responsibility is to act in your best interest.
Supporting hospitals in Detroit & Chennai:
Click here for the article. First responders and hospitals have been hardly hit with lack of PPEs.
GLAC organized a fundraiser concert with high school students supporting the
wonderful cause. The Sangam concert featuring Sahith Shankar & Tejas
Shivaraman along with Vinod Seetharaman raised around 10,000 USD for this
Support for musicians - Summer Music Festival 'Paarambaryam'
When the COVID 19 pandemic struck world over, musicians were among the
impacted communities - with concerts being cancelled, tours postponed and all
related activities being completely shut down. Many musicians who depended on
these concerts alone for income, were in dire need of financial help. More
than 600 artistes have now been served since the pandemic began. Nadaswaram &
Thavil Vidwans have also been supported providing them with bags of essential
provisions. These services have reached over 1200 families providing financial
aid and other financial assistance such as medical aid, medical insurance,
pension/financial support to indigent, ailing and senior musicians.
GLAC is co-sponsoring 'Paarambaryam' - a summer festival performed online by
56 eminent musicians - it will serve as a Fundraiser towards the continuing
efforts to serve the artistic community that has been affected by the
Thank you and stay safe,
The Great Lakes Aradhana Committee
Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2020 Apr 5-14: Nimmadhi-1: 10 concert Online Music Series on Paalam
Nimmadhi-2: 10 concert Online Music Series on Paalam TV
Virtual Annamacharya Music Festival
The 5 Dikshitars of South India - Lec/Dem by Dr Jambunathan (Link)
May 30: Konakkol - The World's Oldest Rhythms - Lec/Dem by Konnakkol Somashekar
Jois, 11am EST
June 13: Rama Bhakti Samraajyam - Upanyasam by Sri Embar R
Kasturi, 11:30am EST
June 20: Sangam - A Fusion of Carnatic/Western Music (COVID-19
Fundraiser in Detroit/Chennai), 11:00am EST
July 11: The King of Mridangam - Palghat
Mani Iyer PMI 108, chat with Palghat Ramprassad, 11:00am EST
July/Aug - Paarambaryam | Summer Music Festival feat. 55+ top
3G:GLAC Global Golu Virtual
Oct 25: 30th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan Dec 18-23: Madrasana December SeasonLink
GLAC In the news: GLAC was featured in Visit Detroit Magazine (available in newstands and at the
Detroit Metro Airport).
Another fine example of how GLAC provides a
golden platform for our musicians by taking Indian Music into the
'Visit Detroit' Magazine, not only has local & national
reach, caters to thousands of travelers
visiting the Detroit Metro Airport everyday!
Milestones for GLAC: 2017: 30th Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana | 2015: 30th year of the organization |
25th year of Navarathri festival |
10th year as a formal organization |
5th year of the SAROVAR Festival |
1st year of Sangeeth Samraat Idol show |
GLAC featured in NPR | Partnership with The Carr Center, Detroit CEN & Arab American National Museum
The Great Lakes Aradhana Committee or GLAC is
a premier non-profit organization committed to preserving, presenting and
promoting arts in the Great Lakes region.
Our mission is to promote classical arts in
our community for the cause of enrichment, participation and fellowship for art
aficionados in Michigan by bringing quality events on a regular basis with a
bias on membership satisfaction. GLAC helps the community in having arts
programs that meet the needs of an aging population, providing opportunities in
the arts for people with disabilities, having programs for migrant workers and
immigrants and programs on arts in healing/healthcare programs.
GLAC strives in perpetuating the unique
cultural heritage into the mainstream American diaspora with it's events well
attended by people of all ethnicities from the Great Lakes states of the USA and
Click here for an
overview of GLAC --
presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.
GLAC was originally founded in 1985 and is the
oldest and largest Indo-American art organizations in Michigan. It was formally
incorporated in 2006 as a non-profit art resource in SE Michigan by a group of people who
truly appreciate, enjoy and want to promote one of the greatest cultural
traditions which has been passed down over the generations.