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Global Solidarity Fast for Bhopal

To mark the 30th anniversary (2014), supporters of the Bhopal cause all over the world are launching a coordinated relay fast for 365 days to amplify the voices of survivors and to show our commitment to bringing justice in Bhopal. It is shameful that to date basic steps to clean up the site and surrounding areas and providing healthcare for survivors have not been taken. The goal of the year long fast is to bring attention to the survivors key demands:
Clean up the contaminated site and surrounding areas
Provide medical relief and rehabilitation to all survivors
Prosecute the polluter Dow Chemicals

To participate in the relay fast please fill out this form!

Press Coverage:  Times of IndiaTwoCricles.net

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Shankar Tucker – Live in Concert! – Boston


Concert Details

  • WHEN: November 4, 2012 (6pm)
  • WHERE: MIT, Kresge Auditorium [Parking Details][Directions]
  • Opposite 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
  • Doors open at 5pm; Concert starts at 6pm. First come, first serve seating.
  • Any questions: icjb.us.ab@gmail.com

Sponsored by

 Students for Bhopal at MIT

is a coalition of disaster survivors and environmental, social justice, progressive Indian, and human rights groups that have joined forces to hold the Indian Government and Dow Chemical Corporation accountable for the ongoing chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. It was set up to address the grave injustices suffered by the half million Bhopal Gas Disaster survivors.

Association For India’s Development, MIT & Boston Chapters

is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.


represents a move to democratise the Indian performing arts space by bringing together the very best of upcoming talent within various genres of music. Selected by stalwarts from the field, the attempt is to build and strengthen the next generation of musicians in the region from diverse musical traditions. www.indianraga.in

About the Artists

Shankar Tucker

Shankar blends Classical Indian music, jazz and popular music to create a unique and original fusion sound, both in solo recordings and with some of the most talented and accomplished young Carnatic and Hindustani vocalists and instrumentalists, including Vidya and Vandana Iyer, Nirali Kartik, Mahesh Vinayakram, B. Sree Sundarkumar, and others. Shankar himself plays a wide range of instruments in his recordings: piano, bass, kanjira, tabla, and other percussion instruments. As a clarinetist, Shankar has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia. Learn more: www.facebook.com/TheShrutiBox

Rohini Ravada

Rohini Ravada has trained in Carnatic Music for over 24 years. Under the teaching and guidance of Mrs. Maragatham Ramaswamy, she has discovered the joy music can bring to one’s soul. Thanks to Shankar Tucker she experienced the adventure in bringing a song to life in a new light. Learn more: www.rohiniravada.com

Rohan Kymal

Rohan Kymal is a young singer, musician and actor based in New York. Though Rohan has been singing and playing musical instruments since he was 6 years old, his interest in the theatrical arts blossomed only in his junior year in high school. He went on to attend the prestigious NYU Tisch school of the arts, majoring in theater with a minor in entertainment business. Rohan graduated from NYU in the Spring of 2011 and is currently signed with the talent agency, Henderson Hogan who represents actors in film, television and theatre. Since graduating Rohan has starred in 2 feature films and continues to do Theatre in NYC and various Regional theatres. Learn more:www.rohankymal.com

Vidya and Vandana Iyer

Vidya and Vandana started to learn music at a very young age with D.K. Nagarajan, brother of D.K. Pattammal. Under his teaching and guidance, their passion for music grew throughout the years. It all began when they recorded Nee Nenaindal as a fun project with clarinetist and composer, Shankar Tucker, which started to get attention on YouTube. They hope to release more songs in the future with him and pursue their passion.


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Jerome Mouffe Holds Concert for Bhopal

On February 24th guitar virtuoso Jerome Mouffe played a classical concert in support of the Bhopal survivors and campaigners for justice to a packed house at the Little Krege Auditorium at MIT. The concert was entitled, “Spirit in Motion”. Pieces covered were by :

  • Isaac Albeniz
  • Agustin Barrios
  • Mario Castelnuevo-Tedesco
  • Astor Piazzolla
  • Giulio Regondi

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/295239190533262/

Visit http://www.jeromemouffe.net for more information about the artist





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Sound of Struggle: A classical concert for Bhopal by Pavitra Kumar (Piano) & Frank Graves (Violin) // Sept 17th // Killian Hall, MIT

On September 17th Pavitra Kumar and Frank Graves will play a classical concert in support of the Bhopal survivors and campaigners for justice. Entitled, “Sound of Struggle: 26th Movement”, they will play:

  • Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 (Sergei Prokofiev, 1891-1953)
  • Sonata in F Major for Violin and Piano (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)
  • Nocturne for Piano “Homage to John Field”, Op. 33 (Samuel Barber, 1910-1981)
  • Piano Sonata in E flat minor, Op. 26 (Samuel Barber, 1910-1981)

Important Details:
Date & Time: September 17th, 6pm
Where: Killian Hall, MIT (Building 14)

Students $5, General Admission $10

Tickets are available from BrownPaperTickets NOW!

Contact Details:
Phone: 617-610-4120


Publicity Materials
Below you can download a poster/flyer to promote the event:

Also, do check out the following event organized by MIT Mithas
Fundraiser Gala Concert: North-South Jugalbandi featuring the Gundecha and Malladi Brothers on September 11 at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium –  http://www.lokvani.com/lokvani/cal.php?stage=1&event_id=8653

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Divine Strings: A benefit concert for Bhopal by Aishu Venkataraman // May 7th // Fenway Center, Northeastern University

Aishu PictureAishu Venkataraman is a brilliant musician and gifted student, playing South Indian classical music with an emphasis on jazz performance. Aishu is blending technique with melody and has a talent poise and grace far beyond her years – she is the youngest in the history of Berklee College of Music to be admitted with a full scholarship. On May 7th, Aishu will play a fundraising concert for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal at Northeastern.

For full details on the concert, including music samples and accompanying Jazz musicians info, please visit ICJB Boston's website.

Aishu's website gives a short introduction to Aishu and her work along with audio, video and more. A short story about her life was made by Entertainment Studios and KTLA Channel 5 and can be see on YouTube.

Important Details:
Date & Time: May 7th, 6pm
Ticket Prices: $20 for students, $30 regular, $50 premium
NEW! Location:
Fenway Center, Northeastern University
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115

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LATEST NEWS! Regular and Premium tickets qualify for a free place in a raffle to win one of two iPads or two Android phones! Students: consider buying a regular ticket in order to enter the raffle. Winners will be announced on the night.

Tickets are on sale NOW at BrownPaperTickets and at events all over the Boston area in the coming weeks.

For full details on the concert, including music samples and accompanying Jazz musicians info, please visit ICJB Boston's website.



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