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Early Start to India Music Week

October 5, 2013

IMW_logo NEWQuite a few things to whet your appetite for Indian music and ARC’s India Music Week!   So get out of the house this Saturday, get plenty of rest, and THEN join us at the South Street Seaport her in NYC as we set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Bhangra Dance.

      • Aparna Ramaswami – Dance, Michael Schimmel Center, Pace U., NYC.

SANNIDHI (Sacred Space) US PREMIERE
Oct 5th   7:30pm   $40 | $35 | $25
   Curated by Livesounds.org

Aparna Ramaswamy’s choreography and performance have been described as “a marvel of buoyant agility and sculptural clarity” (Dance Magazine), “thrillingly three-dimensional,” and “enchantingly beautiful,” (The New York Times). Ms. Ramaswamy, a protégé of legendary Bharatanatyam artist Alamel Valli, will perform Sannidhi, illuminating the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine whose timeless duality forms the continuous pulse of the universe. In five sections, this work weaves together music and movement, rhythm and lyric, spirit and emotion, creating an invisible link between dancer, musicians and audience. A must see!

Papanasam Ashok Ramani – concert, Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham MD.     5pm FREE

Kaushiki Chakraborty – concert, U. at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD.    6-9 pm   $3

Surdarshan Singh – concert, tabla, Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College  7 pm

Rhythm of Rajasthan – concert, Drom, NYC  8pm

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Video to practice Bhangra Dance with!

October 3, 2013

India Music Week coming right up and to help you help us set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Bhangra Dance THIS SUNDAY- Oct 6 – 5pm – at the South Street Seaport – with DJ Rekha – here are video for you to throw on yoru home screen and practice with!  Presented by the hard-working Achinta McDaniel

DETAILED INDIVIDUAL BHANGRA DANCE MOVES:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMUbL1fo1ko

DANCE WITH MUSIC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwQmF1m9HXA&feature=youtu.be

THIS SUNDAY – Oct 6 – Seaport, NYC – World’s Largest Bhangra Dance!

October 2, 2013

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Cinema Beyond Boundaries

September 24, 2013

Join Molecule Communications, one of ARC’s partners working India Music Week, this weekend for

Ticket 2 Bollywood: Cinema Beyond Boundaries
3 Days of Talks-Learning-Networking and Celebrating 100 Years of Bollywood Filmmaking

GFinal

Friday, Saturday, Sunday; September 27, 28, 29, 2013
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, New York City (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Free admission; advance registration required

A must attend for all filmmakers and actors-Its free-You have to Register @ http://www.cinemabeyondboundaries.com

Molecule Communication in collaboration with SVA & SAG/AFTRA Presents.  Ticket 2 Bollywood “Cinema Beyond Boundaries,”
The 2nd annual conference for successful film industry professionals working in the Bollywood and New York film industries. Over three days of panels, workshops and receptions where today’s hottest writers, directors, musicians and actors recount experiences in the field and lessons learned. They will offer personal insights and forecast changes in the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving global film making industry, while also taking the opportunity to extend their professional networks. CBB will focus on global cinema opportunities, bringing Hollywood and Bollywood film professionals together to discuss screenwriting trends, co production opportunities, and international film financing to connect the world’s most important film industries.

Guest Speakers from the East:
Madhur Bhandarkar: Screenwriter/Producer/Director; Fashion, Jail, Heroine, Chandni Bar
Sanjay Gupta: Screenwriter/Director/Producer; Kaante, Shootout at Wadala, Dus Kahaniya
Aunradha Tiwari: Screenwriter; Fashion, Jail, Heroine

Guest Speakers from the West:
Michael Canzoniero: Co-Writer and Co-Director, Don Peyote (starring Anne Hathaway, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and Topher Grace)
Dan Fogler:Tony Award-Winning Actor, Singer, Comedian      Co-Writer and Co-Director, Don Peyote (starring Anne Hathaway, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and Topher Grace);
SAG-AFTRA:Bernadine Goldberg, Member Outreach; Nicole Hill, Equal Employment Opportunities & Diversity Department; Leif Larson, Theatrical Department
Reshma Shetty:Actor, Royal Pains (TV Series)
Dylan Marchetti : Variance films
Ajay Naidu : Actor
Elliott Kanbar  : President of the QUAD MEDIA  New York
Aroon Shivdasani: Executive Director, Indo-American Arts Council – Festival Founder – NYIFF
Vladan Nikolic : Professor ,Film Directing,Production and Diigital and Transmedia Filmmaking: The NewSchool and NYU

Moderators:
Taylor Negron: Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer
Aroon Shivdasani: Executive Director, Indo-American Arts Council
Kanika Chadda-Gupta: Anchor, Spokesperson, Zee TV
Geetika Agrawal: Creative Director, R/GA

Ticket to Bollywood: “Cinema Beyond Boundaries” features a full roster of highly-respected Bollywood and New York City film industry professionals —technicians, writers, actors, soundtrack composers/musicians, and directors—who are helping to unite the global film industry.Ticket to Bollywood: “Cinema Beyond Boundaries” features a full roster of highly-respected Bollywood and New York City film industry professionals —technicians, writers, actors, soundtrack composers/musicians, and directors—who are helping to unite the global film industry

Ajay Shrivastav
http://www.moleculecommunications.com
http://www.ajayshrivastav.com
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P:  + 1 9179514682

15 Years of Sunshine + Indian Music

September 10, 2013

On Sept. 28 the Florida based Association of Performing Arts of India is celebrating 15 years of producing wonderful events and concerts.  They’re in Plantation (where my Pop once thought $200 and acre was too much) and the concert will focus on the Folk Music of Rajasthan.  Looks like fun.

photo_1You can see the organizations brochure here

July 29, 2013

Amarrass Records in New Delhi has become the latest addition to our list of contributors to India Music Week, Oct 7 – 13, 2013 – less than three short months away!

I first heard of them through the Amarras Desert Music Festival (Dec) that features the music of  dry regions worldwide as well as India’s Rajasthan.  You can get a taste of this lovely event here.

Amarrras Is sending all of their releases, organizing a CD giveaway AND hosting a concert in New Delhi as part of India Music Weeks festivities.  Below is a list of available and upcoming releases + links to their artists.  The label is dedicated to sophisticated field recordings of artists in familiar home settings, perhaps at their most comfortable.  Check them out!

• At Home: Barmer Boys (AMAR008) (Released December 2012).  21st century folk. Folk with attitude.

• At Home: Lakha Khan (AMAR007) (Released December 2012).  A hundred hues with a master of the Sarangi recorded in his own environment (Released Dec 2012)

• At Home: Sakar Khan (AMAR006) (Released September 2012).  An album of historic, intimate recordings with the Yehudi Mehunin of the kamancha featuring the 78 year old maestro Sakar Khan, at home, with his sons Ghewar, Firoze and Dara.

• Live at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival (AMAR005).  Features festival recordings and jams with Vieux Farka Toure, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Lakha Khan, Barmer Boys, Nihal Khan (released August 28, 2012)

Madou Sidiki Diabate – Live in India (AMAR004) (released August 14, 2012).  Madou captures that traditional sound and infuses his own jazz sensibilities in his first live solo kora album. Recorded at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival held November 26 and 27, 2011, this is the music of his forefathers of the Griot community—West Africa’s historians and storytellers, his roots embedded in every chord.

Banko Ghodo (AMAR003) – Vol 2 of field recordings from the Indian Desert (released February 7, 2012)

Mitha Bol (AMAR002) – Vol 1 of field recordings from the Indian Desert (released September 8, 2011)

The Manganiyar Seduction – (released November 27, 2011).  Amazing stage show, w/ great folk musicians and maybe a TAD over the top presentation.

Just Another Drum Joke…

July 20, 2013

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