Agni Foundation For the Arts

Agni was originally founded in 2007 and has been serving the Austin Creative Community at large for the last 13 years as the premier South Asian Performing Arts Organization. Agni Foundation for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary expansion of the same founded in 2018 with the mission to educate and empower children and adults in South Asian arts and culture, through teaching, multi-disciplinary performances, festivals and the employment of local artists. Agni Foundation’s vision is a diverse Central Texas community of students, teachers, performers, participants, film-makers and audience members inspired by and engaged with the vibrancy of South Asian culture. “Agni” is the Sanskrit word for “fire,” capturing the organization’s intention to spread the vitality of South Asian dance, music and experience to diverse audiences.

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About Agni Foundation for the Arts

Desh is Austin’s only South Asian Music festival brought to you by Agni Foundation for the Arts. Desh 2019 featured artists like Oliver Rajamani, Ali Pervez, The Nizami family and many more and was received by the community with appreciation. This year we intend to bring a similar line up of stalwarts. Desh 2020 was presented via Facebook and had a set of wonderful artists! Desh 2021 continues to keep us socially distant but we won't let it stop us! We are very excited to bring to you a one of a kind online concert series! The Agni Foundation will continue to support and feature South Asian art through an online medium.