Yuva Bharati founder Santa Dasu talks about the Bay Area’s premier cultural non-profit
In this wide ranging interview, Santa Dasu talks about Yuva Bharati, the Bay Area’s premier cultural non-profit that promotes Indian classical dance. Santa, who is a musician herself, discusses how she, with the help of her husband and daughter, founded Yuva Bharati to promote Indian classic dance and provide a forum for young artists. Listen to her discuss the challenges of funding a self-sustaining cultural non-profit, her wonder at the community of friends it has created and the surprising benefits of free speech protection that make local channels a valuable resource for artists. Her account of what happens behind the scenes before, during and after a concert and the number of volunteers it takes is fascinating. Yuva Bharati has built up a reputation for high quality concerts and special festivals that promote creative and original artistic endeavors around special themes. Yuva Bharati also has a music wing, Swara Lahari.