NBC Chicago: Enjoy a South Asian mela this weekend in Chicago's South Loop
By LeeAnn Trotter
July 14, 2023
Chicago has the second largest concentration of South Asian Americans and Indian immigrants in the country, and the Kalapriya Center showcases Indian performing arts as a way to build community and a desire for peace.
“We are a stronger society when we understand that love and art can be more powerful than hate and violence. All of us are Kalapriyas, or Lovers of Art, in some form or another,” says Dr. Mridu Sekhar, president of the Board of Directors of the Kalapriya Center.