Kansas Arts and Cultural Institution

For the first time in Kansas City


Western Prince of Bollywood

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 9:00 P.M. TO 11:30 P.M.


13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66216

(913) 631-5200


The location of our main office:
Pratichi Club of Kansas City
14557 S.Hagan Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062

To send us an e-mail regarding questions, comments, and/or concerns please address your e-mail to pratichi AT pratichi DOT com.

The Mission Statement of Pratichi is described as follows:

Enhancement of Indian Arts and Music – specially classical music ( instrumental and vocal), classical and folk dances, ballet, etc.
  1. Organize and Participate in Arts, Cultural and educational activities. This will include inviting well-known and talented performing artistes to participate in concerts, educational and cultural programs organized by Pratichi.
  2. Enhancement of Indian Arts and Music – specially classical music ( instrumental and vocal), classical and folk dances, ballet, etc.



Midwest Sarbojanin Durga Puja will be held on October 16th, 17th and 18th of 2015 at  Shawnee Civic Center. We extend an open invitation to everyone in the Bengali and all other Communities to join us in this celebration. Please bring all your family & friends and make this event a grand success.




Jeffrey Iqbal makes history with “Rubaru”  

US-based singer, Jeffrey Iqbal, became a household name back in 2008 when he won Saregamapa USA, which gave him a direct entry into India’s Saregamapa show. Although he didn’t win Saregamapa 2008 in India, he won the hearts of listeners around the globe. He also won over AR Rahman back in 2007 during Rahman’s Talent Hunt search. Jeffrey was only one of two contestants who were chosen to perform for AR Rahman’s Third Dimensional tour in NYC.

Since then, there has been no looking back for Jeffrey, who despite all his success stays humble and grounded. Earlier this year Jeffrey performed live with Shreya Ghoshal on her international tour. If you were lucky to see him perform, you know that his fan following is huge, especially in the USA! He is one of few singers who can truly get the crowd involved with his energy and pure talent. Now, hot on the heels of this successful tour, Jeffrey has become the first USA born singer to become a Bollywood playback singer!

Jeffrey’s song “Rubaru” will be featured in the upcoming movie Dehraadun Diary starring Adhyayan Suman (Shekhar Suman’s son), Rohit Bakshi, and Ragini Nandwani (a soap actress). Check out Jeffrey’s cute video below and make sure to check out his official website for all things Jeffrey:!

Pratichi is an Arts and Cultural Institution. The words "Arts" and "Cultural" is somewhat inter-related. Although both "Arts" and Culture" are included in our Mission Statement, our main emphasis is on Arts, i.e. promoting and developing Arts in the greater Kansas City area. Ourgoal is to integrate the Eastern (Asian) and the Western Arts, specially in the areas of Classical Music ( Instrumental ) and Dance. During the last few years, Pratichi is working hard towards this goal. We believe, achieving this goal will involve the following steps:

In Kansas, the Asian-Americans and Americans of other ethnic origin, are not very active in arts and related cultural activities, although there is a great demand for it. Pratichi’s goal is to meet this demand. Good Instrumental music and classical dances or ballet have no language barrier, and are liked by all. Therefore, integration of Eastern and Western arts in these areas is possible. Pratichi is committed to this goal.

During the last several years, Pratichi has organized several concerts and dance performances in the greater Kansas City area and has arranged workshops

  • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Indian and Asian Arts in the field of Music and Dance by the local community. Pratichi wants to achieve this goal by arranging musical concerts and dance performances by well-known performing artistes from our country or even from abroad (India or other Asian countries)
  • To arrange lecture demonstration and workshops by the performing artistes. This will allow active participation by the community members of diverse culture, background and origin.
  • Finally, to achieve the successful integration ( or creation of fusion) of Eastern and Western arts in the areas of music, dance and ballet. This step will be accomplished when the first two steps ( steps (a) and (b) above) are carried out successfully...

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