SAHANA is made up of a group of friends and music lovers who enjoy practicing and playing music together. In an attempt to make more than just music to entertain ourselves, we organized our first fund-raiser for a charity. Initially we invited our circle of family, friends and acquaintances to join us for a potluck dinner followed by a live music show. Over the years, we have grown to include more musicians, singers and instruments. Along with us, our audience has grown to support our efforts. To date, we have generated over $140,000 towards various charities since 2008.
Latest Show was on October 7, 2018
Highlights from the previous shows
Extremely delighted to share the video of “Thamizha Thamizha” song performed LIVE by “Pittsburgh Sahana” with many thanks to wonderful lyrics penned specially for this event by Madhan Karky – during our recent fundraiser concert on Dec 20th at Shri SV Temple Pittsburgh to benefit Chennai flood relief efforts. So far we have raised over $25,000.
Special thanks to Karky for penning such a wonderful and inspiring lyrics in a short time frame which left the performers and audience emotionally moved. Thanks to Chinmayi Sripada for her kind referral!
Salutes to the Heroes who stepped up during the relief efforts!
Original score is an awesome composition by A.R. Rahman!
Women’s Center & Shelter
October 7, 20182018: Sponsored charity – Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh (https://www.wcspittsburgh.org/). Amount donated $23,000
May 20, 20172017: Sponsored charity – Association for India’s Development (https://aidindia.org/). Amount donated $24,000
Chennai Flood Relief
December 30, 20152015: Sponsored charity – Tamil Nadu Foundation (http://tnfusa.org/about-us/). Amount donated $15,000. 2015: Sponsored Charity – Udavum Karangal (http://www.udavumkarangal.org/index.php). ...