Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood & Sholay: The Rise of Indian Cinema | May 24, 2013 | Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood & Sholay:
The Rise of Indian Cinema
with Robin Sukhadia
May 23, 2013 | 8:30pm
Featuring Music by SADUBAS
Join CFAER for an examination of the music and impact of Sholay, considered by many as one of the most revolutionary films in Bollywood History. The film launched the career of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan as well as the film’s visionary composer, RD Burman. Presented by Robin Sukhadia, the lecture will present clips the film with a special emphasis on the music of RD Burman, who integrated western musical influences with classical Indian sounds to create the atmosphere for this “Curry Western” film. “Kitne Aadmee The!”
The lecture will be followed by a Bollywood centered electronic/tabla set by SADUBAS: The Sadhus of Bass.
I’ll be accompanying Shri Gaurang Doshi, a disciple of Pandit Laxmikant Doshi, who was a student of Pandit Damodarlal Kabra of Jodhpur of the Maihar Gharana, on April 6, 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I’m honored to be sharing the stage with my father, Rajen Sukhadia.
Full details for the concert are available here: http://www.sarodsitar.com/Pages/Spring_2013_UNCG.aspx
Lament in the Night Book Launch by Kaya Press @ the Far Bar
Saturday, February 23 | 3:00 – 5:00pm
347 1st Street
Los Angeles 90012
Take a journey into the hidden history of 1920s Little Tokyo, with this day of celebrating the Kaya Press release of LAMENT IN THE NIGHT, originally written in 1925 by writer Shōson Nagahara and translated into English for the first time by Andrew Leong.
Actors Tamlyn Tomita and Gedde Watanabe will read excerpts from the book, followed by a discussion and Q&A with LA Times Book Critic David Ulin and translator Andrew Leong.
ADMISSION FOR THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Reception with FREE FOOD and music by THE SADHUS OF BASS (http://www.astralaudio.com/sadubas/) to follow immediately around the corner at FAR BAR (347 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012): 3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
This event is co-hosted by KAYA PRESS (www.kaya.com), the HUNTINGTON-USC INSTITUTE ON CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST (http://dornsife.usc.edu/icw), and the USC MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM (http://dornsife.usc.edu/mpw).
WORD TO YOUR MOTHERLAND is a traveling art/multimedia exhibit focused on visually, musically, and aesthetically transposing the culture of India through the intersections of hip- hop culture. WTYM is curated by visual artist Nisha K. Sembi and performing artist Mandeep Sethi. I was thrilled to be involved with the Oakland production of WYTM in October 2012.