History-East Indian Music Academy
The History of EIMA has started from humble beginnings. EIMA has experienced continued success and spiritual prosperity due to those who have stood up for Tradition (Parampara).
1990 - Began teaching in Queens, NY in a basement apartment with approx. 15-20 students, years later maintaining an institution of 300+ students.
IMPORTANT MILE STONES:
Year 1989 - Arrived from India after spending 5yrs attaining a MA in Hindustani Music from Delhi University Ravideen Ramsamooj (Founder/Managing Director). Bharati Ramsamooj (Principal/Hindi Teacher) attained a Bachelors degree in Hindi from Agra University.
Year 1990 - First concert returning back from India at 2000 Carpet House in Chaguanas, Trinidad.
Year 1995 - First Sangeet Sabha at the Arya Spiritual Center featuring Ravideen and Bharati Ramsamooj w/ students.
Year 1995 - Performance at MIT celebrating music from the subcontinent of India.
Year 1996 - Sangeet Sabha II featuring approx. 60 students performing indian classical, folk, and instrumental.
Year 1998 - Eima Inc. was established. Sangeet Sabha III featuring close to 100 students.
Year 2000 - Sangeet Sabha IV
Year 2002 - Sangeet Sabha V
Year 2003 - Sangeet Sabha VI
Year 2004 - Sangeet Sabha VII featuring 140+ students.
Year 2006 - New EIMA Facility.
Year 2007 - Performance @ Trinidad and Tobago Consulate.
Year 2008 - EIMA Production of "Aaj Ka Sandesh" TV Program.
Year 2009 - Historic Performance by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Year 2010 - The East Indian Music Academy Inc. becomes accredited with the University of Massachusetts.
Year 2013 - Ravideen Ramsamooj completes his doctorate in Indian Classical Music from Jaipur University, Rajasthan - India.Year 2014 - The Return of Sangeet Sabha - October 11th, 2014 "Sangeet Sabha VIII"