This weekend event includes All Australian and multicultural Film, Fashion, Music, Dance, Instruments, Acting, Comedy, Drama Schools, Clubs and Community organizations to showcase their extraordinary talent to the public while encouraging the participation of the whole community in celebrating and valuing cultural diversity
This festival is dedicated to our beloved patron Late Shri Yash Raj Chopra ji, who left us heavenly abode in 2012. We are greatly inspired from Yash Ji, for his feature film "Chak De India" shot in melbourne, in which he has conveyed his soulful LOVE and patriotic message of showing the strength of uniting people of all cultures as one.
Satrangi festival include showcasing the productions of all film makers, while recognizing their cast & crew and motivating them to promote the social, cultural and economic benefits of cultural diversity through their film and arts projects
After representing Australia in Zee TV’s, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa world series 2004 in Dubai, In year 2006, I decided to travel to Mumbai to enhance my skills and training in Bollywood singing, Musical Composing, Events and Instruments, Film Management and Production, as there were very limited opportunities in Victorian/Australian Film & Music Industry due to my Indian multicultural background and only a few feature films made every year locally in comparison to Hollywood or Bollywood.
During my five years (2006-2010) of travel between Mumbai and Melbourne, I have gained experience in music and film productions in over a dozen feature films as an Executive and Line producer with Bollywood and regional film and music industries locally.
I have also learned the advance level of Indian Classical Music, Bollywood Singing, and Music Compositions and performances from very well-known music teachers and composers from Mumbai.
As a Music Producer, I have recently composed and released my own Bollywood Punjabi Music Album named “Khushiyan Hi Khushiyan”. Padamshree Anup Jalota Ji has blessed this album, singing one Spiritual Folk duet song, who himself is a legend in Indian music & film productions, producing over a dozen Hindi and many Bhojpuri films.
In 2013, I got an opportunity to attend State Govt. of Victoria’s, Super Trade Mission to India 2013 in which, NMFI, represented Victorian Film Industry in Film, Media, Music & Entertainment sector promoting Victoria as the best film production destination and developing film co-productions.
Now utilizing all my past experience along with the support of locals, our team have taken this initiative to gather Indian, Australian and Multicultural filmmakers and performers in Satrangi 7 Colors Film & Arts Festival to unite as one and work together.
On behalf of SKGA team I request you all to support our initiative and looking forward for your kind ongoing support.
10th July 2014
by Founder President, SKGA
As the Founding
President I am delighted to introduce the Sangam Kala Group
Australia (SKGA) to you, which has been established and based in
Melbourne, with 18 chapters across the country.
I have had a long and more than a decade association with Sangam
Kala Group India. I was first introduced to the group in early
1990’s when I participated in auditions for a movie song and
ghazal in Delhi. Like every youngster who wants to become a
singing star, I used to passionately look forward to the next
school or university youth festival and competition organized by
the Sangam Kala Group.
After immigrating to
Australia in 1994, I always continued my association with the
group. As an performer, presenter and organiser of local and
international artists, I have presented, performed and
associated with many international artists and performers like
Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ghulam Ali, Jagjit
Singh, Anup Jalota, Peenaz Masani, Gurdas Mann, Hans Raj Hans,
Sardool Sikandar, Sukhwinder, Sonu Nigam and many others.
Also I have my own musical group performing at various private
and corporate functions and have attended seminars, conferences
and concerts for Indian Classical Music and instruments here and
With all my experiences and contacts with people, I
sometimes feel that there is an element that is missing when
learning and presenting music and cultural activities here in
Australia – missing is the connection of harmony with the inner
soul, of spiritual sounds deep inside the voice, and lack of
expressions and in the body language of the musicians and
In Indian culture, it is believed that music is sourced from all
things, i.e. there is Sur, Taal and Laya in India’s air, soil
and water. There is a spiritual sound in the food, countryside
living, holy rivers water flow, traditional costumes, prayers,
blessings and love of gurus, elders, grandparents and memories
With today’s fast-tracking world and constant pressure
lifestyle, there is a sense of hurriedness, pressure to perform
and need for immediate recognition and rewards. I feel this is
leading to young Indian artists becoming very talented
electronically but weak spiritually, and missing the finer
elements of indian music. This young generation has extensive
desires and power to gain success but no patience to accept a
fall or failure easily.
Hence, under the banner of SKGA, we are committed to link
Australians with India for importing and exchanging traditional
Indian Music and attracting Bollywood musicians to fill up this
vacuum, give us musical knowledge, and entertaining us all in
Specifically our objectives are to:
1. introduce and exchange traditional Indian and Bollywood Music
and Bollywood stars to people for all origins in multicultural
2. run workshops to educate local participants and talent by
music teachers from India and creating opportunities for local
students to go and learn music in India.
3. Providing a platform that local talent can be promoted
through shows and concerts in Australia.
4. organize an annual Surtarang Talent Quest Concert, to search
for talented Australian finalists to participate in the All
India National Surtarang Concert held in India each year. This
will provide talented individuals exposure and a platform and
gateway to the bollywood music industry
5. Actively engage our members in the promotion the above
objectives, whilst having fun.Actively engage our members in the
promotion the above objectives, whilst having fun.
SKGA is committed to achieve these goals under the blessing of
honourable patrons Late B.R.Chopra, Dr Yash Chopra, Pandit Rajan
and Sajan Mishra and Mr. VSK Sood, National President, Sangam
I congratulate my team of SKGA and offer my best wishes and
sincerest support to the entire teams of Sangam Kala Group in
India and Australia.
And I welcome you to our group in Australia.