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DECEMBER 15, 2023 - JANUARY 13, 2024

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ABOUT MARGAZHI IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Margazhi in San Francisco is an "Open-For-All Artists" Festival organized by Swathi Lakshmanan, Founder | Artistic Director, Choros Charas - Destination for Arts and Akila Rao, Founder | Artistic Director, Srividya Dance School both based in Bay area. 

The festival was started as a souvenir of the Chennai Margazhi Season with the sounds of Music, Musical instruments and dance to spread along and for those who miss Chennai especially during the Margazhi, here we thought to recreate as much experience as we can.  Chennai and Margazhi brings so many memories and rings a lot of bells "actual bells" inside the head. Like of example, early morning processions on the streets, singing thiruppavai at the temples, big big color kolams at everybody's house, puliyogare and thayir sadham prasadhams, music and dance kutcherys in all the sabha, sabha hoppings, etc., etc., etc., 

All these were only a flight away or a few stops aways for most us until the Pandemic hit. But then we all were left with 4 walls and no socialization, thats when the Margazhi in san Francisco started heating up to socialize, to kutchery hop, to share and care, to perform, to have fun like Maragzhi but virtually. 

OUR FOUNDERS

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SWATHI LAKSHMANAN

FOUNDER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHOROS CHARAS - DESTINATION FOR ARTS

FOUNDER

MARGAZHI IN SAN FRANCISCO

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AKILA RAO

FOUNDER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

SRIVIDYA DANCE SCHOOL

CO-FOUNDER

MARGAZHI IN SAN FRANCISCO

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