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ARC is seeking Founding Partners, Donors and Friends to create India Music Week
and future Music weeks.

Founding Partners contribute $5,000 +
Donors $1000 – 2,500
Friends $50 – 500.

ARC is also seeking Hospitality Partners for this and all future Music weeks – ie, flight and hotel help in India (2013), Scandinavia (2014), Cuba (2015), Louisiana (2016), 
China (2017) and then ???

Our first press release goes out in March 2013, so let us know ASAP if you would like to be included.

This is also where we will list Contributors prior to the creation of the India Week website – the organizations, artists, and individuals participating in India Music Week.

Anyone can provide content and list information on their music and activities for free.

Join DJ Rekha as she sets the Guinness Record for The World’s Largest Bhangra Dance Sunday afternoon, Oct 6, at 5pm! It all takes place at the South Street Seaport, New York City, Pier 16, facing the water, under the overpass. The hot dance set starts at 5pm with music, dancing and a practice session in preparation for setting the record.  We need 5,000 people, so post, chat, tweet, blog, ms, crowd, face all your friends…We expect 5,000 – 10,000 dancers!    This event is presented with The Association of Indians in America and Molecule Productions, part of the NY Diwali Festival – an all-day event that winds up with Fireworks on the pier at 7pm.

Some recent Data + Content + Event contributors
* Indian Consulates and Embassies worldwide
• Nisha Sahai Achuthan – essay –  “Folk Songs of Uttar Pradesh”
• Afrropop Worldwide, USA – Syndicated Radio Program website focus on the music of India.
• Amarrass Records, New Delhi – recordings, contest + concert in India  – see blog
• Artistik License / Manojna Yeluri, Bangalore, India – essay, “Independent Artist Concern in the Indian Music Industry” + rights workshop.
• Association of Indians In America – NY
• Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, NYC.  Evening of Indian classical music
• Sidharth Bhatia – intro to his new book on Indian Rock’n’roll + Rockin’ photo essay
• CD Baby, Portland, OR – special selection – just for us – of Indian albums, discounted for the week.
• Kaushiki Chakrabarty – concert, vocalist, Washington, DC.
• Dr. Suresh Chandvankar
• The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China – Bollywood film course + student project.
• Carl Clements, visiting professor, music, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – essay: John Coltrane + India
• Columbia University, Wiener Music & Arts Library, NYC – exhibition, metadata
• Columbia University, Center for Ethnomusicology, NYC – symposium
• Diwali Festival (Festival of Light), South Street Seaport Deepavali Mela, Sunday Oct 6, 2013, NYC
• DJ Rekha – Hosting Guinness Book of World Records attempt – largest Bhangra dance!  NYC, Oct 6
• The Dhrupad Music Institute of America (DMIA) – Washingtin DC
• Naresh Fernandes – Indian Jazz Photo Gallery and feature on his site + book, Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age
• Folktronic / SINE (Sony Music Independent Network), India. Exclusive sampler available free on India Music Week site.
• B.George – essay, film: Indian cardboard gramophone
• Scott Groffman, NYU – “Ball of CONfusion – Mixing Asian Indian and Western Musical Traditions” – essay + interviews.
• The Gypsy Allstars (members of Gypsy Kings) – talk/workshop as part of Bamboleo Meets Bollywood and Return to Rajasthan concert, Jodhpur, Oct 13.
• HarmoNYom – Concert, NYC
• Indian Music Experience Museum, Bangalore
• Jerry Johansson, Dan Fröberg, Alexandra E. Lindh  – Göteborg, Sweden.  Concert and multimedia collaboration.
• Jonathan M. Kertzer, Director folkwaysAlive!  + University of Alberta, Canada – lecture Oct 9
• Rolf Killius – exclusive video and 14 folk music videos created for the Utsavam: Exhibition Films, Horniman Museum, London
• Sunny Mathew, India – 365 seventy-eight rpm recordings – one for every day of the year – on a specially created India Week YouTube channel.
• Molecule Communications / Ajay Shrivastav –  NYC
• New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NYC – exhibit of Indian recordings
• Fred Patterson – essay
• Suchita Rao – concert, vocalist, Learnquest Academy, Framingham, MA , Oct 12
• Chris Read / – Video illustrated feature on Asian Indian sample sources for Western music.
• Realworld Records – streaming compilation from Peter Gabriel’s label
• Phil Scarff – concert, saxophone
• Michal Shapiro, NYC – Film report on the India Indie scene in Chennai
• M. S. Sheela – concert, Carnatic vocalist , SSVT, Washington DC, Oct 12
• Baluji Shrivastav + the Inner Vision Orchestra, Plymouth University, UK, Sat Oct 12
• Dr. Brian Q. Silver, USA – essay: Moral Conduct and Authority: The Place of Adab in South Asian Islam
• Simla House Inc, USA  – donated recordings
• Stephen Slawek – concert, University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music
• “Sound of Folkways” Radio Show, CJSR, Canada, 9-10PM, featuring Smithsonian Folkways UNESCO re-issue of Indian music,  Oct 9th.
• Studio-X, (Columbia) Mumbai / Agora Collective, Berlin – Cocktails + Synths – Two day project where musicians create an aural portrait of Mumbai, with a performance + drinks.
• University of Salford, UK, Centre for Popular Music Research
• UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble – Jazz from Bangalore

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