Kyle Kutuchief, Akron program director of the Knight Foundation, gave introductory remarks at the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge ceremony at the Akron Civic Theatre on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, where the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced funding for 17 ideas from more than 1,000 submissions to “engage and enrich Akron” through arts activity.Puspa Gajmer, composer, singer, guitar performer, and founder of the Himalayan Music Academy was one of the proud recipients. His proposal will create a North Hill music festival celebrating Akron’s immigrant communities. The festival will be professionally recorded.n order to create the North Hill Music Festival, the Himalayan Music Academy received a $15,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Akron Bhutanese community is proud of Puspa Gajmer and the Himalayan Music Academy.
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