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SASHAR ZARIF & GADFLY: Amazing Start & Stunning Finish @ DanceWeekend ’12

“Crossing” is a fusion dance inspired by the shaman traditions in Korean and the Middle East. It portrays two shamans meeting each other in a shared subconscious state. I like my RiRi but maybe not with my Sufi! After sleeping on it, I still have yet to decide if the starting line-up juxtaposition of a [...]

COMING DOWN FROM LUMINATO

Nitin Sawhney performing ‘Prophecy’ last day of Luminato 2011 11 Days & 33 events? I lost count. Plus I plan to go see Srinivas Krishna’s “My Name is Raj” Installation at TIFF when the Raj Kapoor retrospective begins. So should I count that into the final tally? The Luminato Festival was particularly special to me [...]

“THE RAGA IS NOT IN THE HAND OF THE MUSICIAN”

The raga is not in the hand of the musician. The raga is to be found in the air. It knows no nationality or prejudice – Ravi Shankar* I have sipped slurpees at 7-Elevens in Bangkok, ate at McDonald’s in places like Yogyakarta and drank Coca Cola in the Rift Valley listening to Maasai friends [...]