In January 2017, I spent 2 weeks learning about the non-profit work by Manav Sadhna in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India. The NGO, with it’s base out of Gandhi’s Ashram, is a major support system for the underprivileged population in Ahmedabad. There is a large presence of their Seva (selfless work) in the 6+ slum neighborhoods throughout the region with schools, health clinics and women/elder support groups, as well as for those unfortunately outcasted due to leprosy and caste. One of the initiatives I fell madly in love with was the “Empty Hands Music” initiative, an after school program which teaches dance and music to children. Through an organized effort, the “Jai Jagat” show was re-born as a replica of a previous performance show called EKTA.
17 children and teens have been selected after months of practicing through dozens who auditioned. The talented, hard-working few will be traveling on tour to the US in May to remind us how our planet can rediscover love. This will be the children’s first time in the US (and for most, even out of their city). I am here to share more about the Jai Jagat Tour 2019 and invite you all to attend!
Jai Jagat show is an urgent story for our time, a once-in-a-lifetime dance drama created by the kids of Ahmedabad. This is a story of how we can overcome the conflicts in our world when we allow the children to take the lead. The Jai Jagat Group will perform in 6 cities throughout the US in May. And a show in London in June on their way back to India. A beautiful dance and drama musical with a powerful message relevant to our times. Please spread the word, get your tickets and join us on this rare occasion!
Jai Jagat Tour 2019 – Performance Dates
LOS ANGELES: https://www.facebook.com/events/275736259987328/
- Saturday, May 11, 5-7pm
- Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center – 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA
- BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.jaijagattour.com/socal
I will also be hosting a Beach Picnic, if you are interested in attending or co-hosting, please contact me!
- May 4 – Oakland: https://www.facebook.com/events/262850327979993/
- May 5 – San Jose: https://www.facebook.com/events/573399446403349/
- May 13 – Bakersfield: https://www.facebook.com/events/2246838885579516/
- May 23 – Madison, Wisconsin: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487313981402938
- May 25 – Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/311766276168882/
- June 16 – London: https://www.facebook.com/events/806963503012263/
About the Organizer, the Inspiration: Nimo Patel
In 2002, Nimo’s true calling revealed itself fatefully during a visit to the EKTA Show in Manhattan where 14 children from the slum areas outside of Gandhi’s Ashram performed.
From an Ivy League education, life in the corporate world on Wall Street to fame and fortune as a MTV Rap star, he realized that he was walking a path of suffering. Nimo realized that the only path to light was through selfless service to others and his own internal purification. For the past 15 years, Nimo has been serving and working with the underprivileged communities in the Gandhi Ashram in India.
Nimo reconnected to his roots of music and is offering this gift of love, peace and oneness through his songs: an offering he calls “Empty Hands Music”. Nimo chose the title ‘Empty Hands’, because of the profound wisdom we all can gain when we understand this deeper truth: that we arrive on this planet empty handed and we will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?
More information on his journey: http://www.dailygood.org/view.php?sid=226
“Grateful” One of my favorite songs by Nimo: https://www.bohemianvagabond.com/empty-hands-music-by-nimo-patel/
We need your support through ticket sales and social media sharing to help make this tour a success!
Tickets will be donation based (I suggest $15-20!) and it’s a family-fun show! Everyone is welcome even if one cannot afford the suggested donation. Comment here or email me if you want to get involved in any way. Whether it’s questions on attending the event, hosting a picnic/outing to meet the kids or to donate. For more information, here is the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JaiJagatShow/
“We arrive on to this planet empty handed.
We will all soon leave empty handed.
So then, how do we want to spend the time in between?”