Sangam Kala Group USA is an independent, non-profit incorporated association affiliated to Sangam Kala Group, India. (SKG India). Our objective is to sustain and promote Indian Music, Dance, Drama and related cultural activities including bollywood entertainment. We are holding a “Surtarang” Talent Hunt Quest/ Singing Audition in Naperville - A Vibrant Chicago Suburb to find potential local participants for the Surtarang Finals in New Delhi. Our responsibility is as far as the Indian Surtarang Singing Competition is concerned in merely to identify potential participants for that competition. Once this is done than our role is complete.
Today the group has attained an enviable image. In a nutshell, the group has patronised and promoted the cause of our music, our art, our culture. And it continues to march towards its goal holding the light of music high. We believe in national integration through music. We invite all music lovers to join and unite, spread, and promote the cause.
In this event every year the group presents Ssangam Awards, like "Sangam Legendary Award", "Life
Time Achievement" award, "Contribution to Music", "Patronage to Music", "Best Music Teacher", "Promotion of Music”, "Best Music Critic", and other awards for best music direction, playback singers etc. The Sangam Legendary Award has been conferred on Shri B.R. Chopra and for year 2002 to Shri Amitabh Bacchan and Shri Sardar Malik, well-known music director. Life Time Achievement Award has been received by Shri Mahendra Kapoor and Smt. Usha Uthup.
The Award for Contribution to Music has been received by eminent music personalities like the late Shri Jaidev, Shri Ravi, Shri Ravinder Jain, Jagjit and Chitra Singh, Ghulam Ali, Bhupinder & Mitali, Anup Jalota, Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pankaj Udhas, Rajender and Nina Mehta, Kalyanji Anandji, Late Pandit Amar Nath, Shri Naushad Ali, Smt. Padamshree Sharan Rani & Pandit Anant Lal-Shehnai Master, Raj Kamal Music Director, Anand Raj Anand, Indipop Music Director Jawahar Wattal, Ms Uma Sharma, Adesh Shrivastava and A.R.Rehman.
The Award for Patronage to Music has been received by Late Dyawati Modi, Raja Singh (MD Texla), Late Shri Charanjit Singh, (MD Pure Drinks), Hon'ble Ex-Minister Shri Vasant Sathe, Shri Vinay Bharat Ram (Chairman & Md, DCM Toyata), Vyajaantimala Bali and Mr. P Chanda (MD HMV), Late Shri Gulshan Kumar (MD, T -Series), Brigadier Kapil Mohan (Chairman, MohanMeakins), Shri P. K. Sharma (CMD, Kuber international), Shri H.P. Nanda (Chairman, Escorts Group), Shri Raghupati Singhania (CMD J. K. Industries) & Shri Brij Mohan Lal Munjal, (M.D. Hero Honda Ltd.) Sandeep Grover, M.D. ASL Technologies, Sahara Shree Subrato Roy Sahara, CMD Sahara Group of Companies, Shri D.K.Jain, CMD & President Luxor Writing Instruments Ltd., Shri Sunil Arora, CMD Indian Airlines & chairman Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Best Music Critic Ravinder Mishra, Parkesh Wadhera, Vandana Malhotra, Raghav Menon, Jitender Pratap, Vijay Shankar Mishra, Dr. Mukesh Garg, Dr(Mrs.) Krishna Bisht, & Prof V.K.Rangra
Surtarang Music Competition 2012
Tentative last date for Enrollment: July 20, 2012
Audition/Elimination Rounds: July 23, 2012 (10 AM to 3 PM) at Naperville Municipal Center Break Room - Snack will be served for the participants.
Sangam Kala Group has been involved in a continuous search to provide young budding singers a platform for the last 29 years and has to its credit bringing today’s singing stars and celebrities such as Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Anand Raj Anand (Music Director), Shivani Kashyap, Penaz Masani, Shreya Ghoshal, Jaspinder Narula, Mohd. Salamat, Gaurav Bangia, Vipin Aneja and others.
Meet Our Patrons
B.R. Chopra elder brother of Yash Chopra one of India's most respected film personalities, has been an architect of what is now known as the golden era of the Bollywood industry. Having converted off beat stories into immortal classics like Waqt (1965) and Naya Daur (1957), he commands high regard in the world film fraternity. B.R. Chopra has always endeavored to make socially relevant films, which at the same time try to cater to popular sentiment. For instance, Naya Daur (1957), Kanoon (1960), Gumrah (1963) and Ittefaq (1969). In 1999, B.R. Chopra was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. B.R. Films turned to television in 1985 and made several successful television programs, the most successful of the being the serial Mahabharat (1988), based on the Hindu epic. Perhaps the most popular serial in the history of Indian cinema, it entered the Guinness Book of World record.
Labeled the eternal romantic and with one of the best musical senses in the business, Yash Chopra is arguably India's most successful director of romantic films. Yash Chopra's career spans over five decades, with major successes in every one of those decades and more than 40 films to his credit, most of which have created box-office history.Yash Chopra directed his first movie, Dhool Ka Phool in 1959. Encouraged by this success, the Chopra brothers made a few more movies together, the most notable being Waqt (1965), India's first multi-starrer; and Ittefaq (1969), a thriller. Although he made action-oriented films like the ever-popular Deewaar (1975), it is in tackling love and its various aspects that he has been at his best. In 1973, the Chopra brothers separated, with Yash Chopra founding his studio, Yash Raj Films.
Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra are two of the most beloved and highly regarded vocalists in India. They are perhaps the most successful Hindustani vocal duo of our time. They are also the foremost exponents of Benaras Vocal Gharana. Rajan Mishra and Pandit Sajan Mishra belong to the family of great maestros. Both brothers were trained in vocal music under the able guidance of their father, Pandit Hanuman Mishra. Later they were trained by the famous sarangi player Pt. Gopal Prasad Mishra and Pt. Bade Ramdas Mishra. Mishra brothers have opened Gurukuls in Benaras and Dehradun, where students are trained in the classical trdaition of guru-shishya parampara. Sons of Rajan Mishra, Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra are the primary disciples of the Mishra brothers and are keeping the family tradition going.
Mr. V.S.K. Sood the CEO of the Top Rankers is a HR professional, MA, MSW, LLB, PGDBM with over 30 years experience and exposure in all facets of HRD and Industrial Relation in reputed organizations like Metal Box, Escorts, Larsen Toubro and Modistone from where he left as General Manager