Well, India Music Week is finished and it’s been a great experience. The ARC cataloged more than 24,000 Asian Indian recordings, added 1200 recordings to our collection, created thousands of links, harvested a thousand videos, posted a fine group of essays and hosted many events including the World’s Largest Bhangra Dance to break the Guinness Record!
This blog will now stop publishing, but ARC will continue to host the website until we can find an organization or university to take it over.
Thanks to everyone who helped and all who visited the blog and webthing – still worth exploring for the wealth of information it contains.
Next up; Scandinavia Music Week!
B. George here – Saturday I’m heading out to Flushing Queens to the Ganesh Hindu Temple Canteen for a quick dosa in the basement, then a FREE concert across the street @ Saraswati Hall. Take the # 7 train to 45-57 Bowne St., Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens. (718) 460-8484).
After the concert it spicy lamb burgers @ Xi’an, or lamb something, from this downstairs eatery featuring Chinese cooking from the Shanxi province.
PLENTY of other events throughout NYC this Saturday. Hava look! All the info and so much more about Indian culture and music on our site @ www.IndiaMusisWeek.org Have fun!
Tonight lovely Indian music in a cozy corner of Park Slope, Brooklyn – see you @ the Tea Lounge tonight!
Just last night Fred Patterson remembered that he was once at Fez, a downtown, basement club/bar when he sat down with Ravi Shankar. Fred is the head archivist here at The ARChive of Contemporary Music; then, 1996, working at Warner-Chappell publishing. So here’s further proof that our interest in Indian music is not a passing fascination, but a long time commitment! Check out www.IndiaMusicWeek.org for more musical facts and fiction.
Every day more and more data and info and fun things to do are pouring into the India Music Week, Oct 6-13 webthing. Just last night • a discography of Tibetan music from in India • links to the audio from a massive 78 collection • Indian music programs from the 80s on WNYC radio • THREE new concerts • and even more on the curious relationship between India and ROBOTS!
The site is a sight – www.IndiaMusicWeek.org
Thousand’s of dancing New Yorkers were part of the crowd that broke the Guinness World Record for Largest Bhangra Dance on Sunday at the South Street Seaport, as part of the NY Diawli Festival. We should have a final, count in a few days. Here’s a joyous DJ Rekha in front of the crowd. (photo:Nisha Sondhe) Thanks to all that made it all a happening event – AIA, Molecule Communications, percussionist Dave Sharma, choreographer Achinta S. McDaniel + Blue 13, photographers Ed Steinberg/Rocamedia and Richard Ledes, and of course, DJ Rekha .
Join The ARC + DJ Rekha TODAY – Sunday afternoon, Oct 6, at 5pm – as we set the
Guinness World Record for the Largest Bhangra Dance!
At the South Street Seaport, New York City, facing the water. Right next to the big ship Peking. The hot dance set starts at 5 with music, dancing and a practice session in preparation for setting the record. A fun and family-friendly event – YOU and 10,000 of your closest friends dancing together! Part of the ARChive of Contemporary Music’s India Music Week and the NY Diwali Festival – fireworks @ 7pm.
TELL EVERYONE! Start PRACTICING
DETAILED INDIVIDUAL BHANGRA DANCE MOVES:
DANCE moves WITH MUSIC
ALL INDIA MUSIC WEEK activities on our SITE