Thousands of Indians are waiting for the mega ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event which said to a once in a lifetime cultural program on September 22 (Sunday) at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The event will showcase- ‘Woven: The Indian-American Story’, a 90-minute cultural program that is a celebration of Indian-Americans and their contributions to the cultural, intellectual, and social landscape of the United States.
Over 50,000 attendees are expected at the program which will start at 10:00 am (Local Time) before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the stadium.
Presented by the Texas India Forum, Woven is 90-minute music, dance, and multimedia show featuring close to 400 artists and community members from Texas and across the nation. There are 27 groups performing in a seamless live and multimedia experience that will showcase the diversity in the Indian-American community.
“A challenge that many second and third-generation Indian-Americans go through is navigating the complexity of having a hyphenated identity as an Indian and an American. Woven showcases the multiplicity of Indian-American experience. Our hope is that each person sees themselves in at least one form of expression and recognizes that whatever mix of Indian and American they are, it is just right,” said Heena Patel, CEO of MELA Arts Connect and co-producer of the program.
The show will also shine a light on unsung heroes in the Indian-American community who have undertaken selfless acts benefiting the broader American community without any need of recognition.
“We really look forward to presenting this unique and interesting cultural show at the event, which will tell the story of our community in a way that’s never really been done before. We want all the attendees and those watching from home to connect with a program that shows the Indian-American community and understand what drives our community to be part of the larger American experience,” Gitesh Desai, the spokesperson for the event, said.