Sangam Arts – Connecting Cultures

Our mission is to help create and nurture strong intercultural connections between the many vibrant cultures in the US through visual and performing arts

About Us

Founded in 2013, Sangam Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class multicultural music and dance performances. Using a wide range of cultural and artistic expressions from Folklorico and Tap to Kathak and Hula, our presentations are carefully curated to that help us see our common humanity while allowing us to celebrate the traits that make us unique.

Our unique approach and reputation for quality programming have helped us gain support grantors and foundations such as Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose, SVCreates and Knight Foundation.

Mosaic America

As our society becomes increasingly diverse culturally, we need a new model of social integration. One that allows people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to come together as Americans while retaining our unique cultural identity.  Mosaic America is a grassroots initiative launched by Sangam Arts to help strengthen our rapidly diversifying communities through collaborative, multicultural arts.

By launching local initiatives, like Mosaic Silicon Valley, we help create performances that reflect the unique cultural and artistic makeup of communities.

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Sangam Arts founders, tech refuge, and mother of two daughters, Usha Srinivasan, talking about the empowering confluence of art, activism, and leadership with a panel of women taking the lead and mentoring the next cadre of lady leaders you will be listening too.Tonight at SJMA’s Women in Leadership: Alpha Girls of Art and Activism with panelists Alison van Diggelen (@alisonvand), Julian Guthrie (@julianguthrie), Ranu Mukherjee (@ranumukherjee), Lauren Schell Dickens, and Usha Srinivasan (@srinivasan455). ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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On this Indigenous Peoples Day, we are delighted to announce we've won a $10,000 X-Factor grant from SVCreates to create and launch "Hummingbird Circle" - a collaboration with Confederation of Ohlone People (lCharlene Eigen-Vasquez, Greg Castro, Teresa Alderete and others). This free, participatory event will debut at San Jose's St. James Park in late Spring 2020. Culture-bearers will share the Ohlone way-of-life through storytelling, regalia-making, and dance. Audience members will learn about historical and living traditions by making grass-skirts and necklaces. Participatory finale dances will pay tribute to Nature, honor Ohlone descendants, and celebrate the gathering of past and current inhabitants of the land; creating a timeless bridge. This project is part of our Mosaic Silicon Valley initiative. PC: Ruth Morgan ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Congratulations Sangam Arts and the Confederation of Ohlone People for winning SVCreates X Factor!

Thanks to the support of SVcreates, The Confederation of Ohlone People and Sangam Arts will present in 2020 the “Hummingbird Circle", a free, participatory event at St. James Park. Culture-bearers will share the Ohlone way-of-life through storytelling, regalia-making, and dance, celebrate the gathering of past and current inhabitants of the land; creating a timeless bridge.

We look forward to you joining us!

Congratulations to the other SVCreates X Factor winners Silicon Valley African Film Festival, Teatro Nahual, and Corinne Okada Takara/BioJam. Pictured from Left to Right: Priya Das of Sangam Arts/Mosaic Silicon Valley; Chike Nwoffiah of Silicon Valley African Film Festival; Sonia Travaglini and Corinne Okada Takara of BioJam; Alicia Sauceda, Verónica Meza, Abraham Mijangos and Isidro Jiménez of Teatro Nahual.
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Comments

“In an area known for the quality and diversity of culturally specific dance performance, Sangam Arts is an important conduit for multicultural understanding through the arts”

Māhealani Uchiyama , Founder & Artistic Director of Center for International Dance
“I have had the fortune of working directly with Sangam Arts and becoming a part of their vision and belief in unifying the world through music, dance, and multicultural art forms. It has been an honor to join in their endeavor towards global awareness and unification through Mosaic America”
Coleen Lorenz, Artistic Director, NewGround Theatre Dance Company
“Many of us attending Spark 2017 got a goose bump in our hearts seeing people that would never cross paths normally, become part of one dance”
Farzad Mobin, audience member at Spark 2017 presented by Mosaic America