rasika is a dynamic nonprofit, organization, incorporated in the State of Oregon with federal exempt 501(c) (3) status. rasika was founded in 1999 with a mission of promoting and educating Indian arts and culture in the state of Oregon. Now in the 17 th season, rasika has become one of the premier world music institutions in Portland.
In addition to presenting premier Classical Carnatic music and dance concerts by celebrated artists of India, rasika ‘s goal is also to introduce Indian arts, crafts and culture, to the children through lectures, demonstrations by visiting artists, workshops and summer heritage camp.
The distinguishing feature of this organization is its mission to reach out to the local community and bring both entertainment and education/outreach of the Indian arts and culture to the State of Oregon.
The new rasika website development has been made possible by a professional development grant in 2011 by Regional Arts and Culture Council.