Presentation of performing art series- music and dance concerts of local and visiting artists from India is critical in promoting cultural diversity in the local art scene. Our concerts have will build awareness of the role and value of arts, heritage, and humanities and increase the understanding and appreciation of the diversity of our local community. The organization has become leading world music presenter in Portland (W. Week 2008) presenting eminent artists over the past eighteen seasons. Our collaborations with Oregon Symphony (to present Pandit Ravishankar), PICA, other local and community organizations, has enhanced the programming and outreach into broader segments of the community. Rasika has collaborated with local cultural organizations and educational institutions and presented events in downtown Portland consistently over past years, drawing a crowd of enthusiastic yet curious crowd of local Portlanders.