Ragamala was established in 1981 as a registered 501-3(c) organization non-profit organization with the mission of advancing the traditional performing arts of South Asia through exceptional programming. Since then, it has presented hundreds of concerts featuring many great names of our era. In addition, it has been serving the greater Seattle area through various outreach activities, including workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and organizing Utsav (Seattle’s festival of S. Asian performing arts) with Seattle Center’s Festival. At its roots, Ragamala is a community driven organization.