Bollywood Film Music Lecture – LACMA – April 28, 09

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Sound & Image: A History of Bollywood Film Music with Robin Sukhadia
The Master Film Composers: Naushad, SD Burman, & RD Burman
Presented by The Southern Asian Art Council

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Tuesday April 28, 2009 FREE!

Bing Theater – 5905 Wilshire Blvd [LACMA]

The Southern Asian Art Council proudly presents a seminar focused on the sound and music of Bollywood throughout the decades. Learn about Bollywood’s master film composers, playback singers, arrangers, and its steeped-with-glamour musical history. We promise song and dance, whimsical musical arrangements, gaudy colors and melodramatic love scenes — all of this, of course, without any kissing on screen. Bring the kids! The program will feature music videos and clips from Bollywood films projected on the big screen, accompanied by historical/political insights and performance demonstrations by Robin Sukhadia.

Robin most recently earned a Master of Fine Arts in World Music at the California Institute of the Arts. He has been studying tabla (classical north Indian drums) under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at CalArts and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California for the past eight years. His special focus on the musical traditions and rhythms of South Asia informs his approach to musical arrangement and composition on a wide range of concert, film and album productions.