THE GUITAR SOCIETY 17th Oct2011
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Singer-composer-lyricist Kailash Kher and singer-composer Leslie Lewis are all set to tour together, blending Sufi and Western music, as they perform in four cities in India in the Antiquity Club Fusion tour. Kher and Lewis will begin the tour on 15 October in Mumbai at Firangi Paani, and will then tour in Bangalore (29 October), Delhi (19 November) and Kolkata (26 November)
India’s first interactive music museum, Center for Indian Music Experience, is slated to open in Bangalore by 2013. The interactive music museum is supported by Brigade Group and is a non-profit initiative by Brigade Millennium Welfare Trust. The museum will be 60,000 square feet, cost around 350 million rupees, and will feature interactive exhibits with multimedia installations as well as a gallery of 250 Indian musical instruments. Gallagher and Associates, who have designed the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, will help with this project as well. Shubha Mudgal, Sriram Parasuram, Dr. Shubha Chaudhuri, V Sriram and Naresh Fernandes are the subject matter experts in this project.
The gig season continues to heat up with two more big-name international acts slated to play India in the coming months.
Paying tribute to the city of their roots, Pentagram’s animated video for “Lovedrug Climbdown” is an animated bazaar-sale of iconic Mumbai “items”. Animated and produced by illustrator Sameer Kulavoor of Bombay Duck Designs, the video manages to stuff in more Mumbai icons in its three minutes, forty-seven seconds than you’ll ever find in a Lonely Planet documentary. Interspersing animated shots of the band members with swirling images of Mumbai’s favourite symbols, the video is a checklist of the everyday things that make Mumbai the city it is.
Late Beatles guitarist George Harrison is the focus of a New York City charity concert next month organized by R&B songstress Alicia Keys. Keys’ charity, named Keep a Child Alive, will pay tribute to Harrison at its annual Black Ball event for his various “philanthropic contributions to India,” according to a release.
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