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Eclectic euphony

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 20.08.10
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Eclectic euphony
Ethno-electronic band Ashram hosts its maiden live performance tonight. The show presents the home-grown band and a visual jockey working together. A four-member band, Ashram performs and showcases tracks that are inspired by miscellaneous sounds of contemporary central Asia, as well as elements of folk, sufi, musafir, baul, fishermen’s and even semi-classical music. Their music can, perhaps, be best defined as a heterogeneous blend of quaint, mystic and spiritual music with trails of breakbeat, dub, house and trance; a soundscape that appropriately defines their time. Featuring Ritoban on percussion and drums, Kaniska on keyboards and electronic sound-effects, Sukanti on guitar and Anushree on traditional Indian vocals.

Event: Live performance by Ashram, an ethno-electronic band When: Today at 9 pm Where: Roxy, The Park

ART

Till August 20 at Gallerie 52d, 52d Hindustan Park, #40086897; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Freedom — a group exhibition of painting and sculpture. Till August 21 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Abanindranath Tagore Gallery (2nd floor): Ganges 21 — a collection of paintings on ‘Ganga: From Gomukh to Ganga Sagar’ is the work of eminent Australian artist Kevin Pearsh. Till August 21 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: In Search of the Exquisite — contemporary miniature art from Pakistan. Till August 21 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: Srishti presents an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Till August 22 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by members of Young Artists Painter Circle. Till August 23 at SCA Gallery, 398 Rashbehari Avenue, Bypass connector Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Society of Contemporary Artists presents an exhibition of small format works. Till August 24 (except Sunday) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road; 12.30 pm - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of small, affordable artwork by established artists of the city. Till August 25 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 3rd floor gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: The US Consulate General, Calcutta and Birla Academy of Art and Culture present Picturing America, an exhibition which showcases the artistic heritage of the US and comprises 40 framed reproductions of significant American art. Till August 25 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Birla Academy of Art & Culture and Foundation B&G presents Sharpnel: The Chamber + Pandit Houses by Veer Munshi. Curated by Ranjit Hoskote. Till August 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Sisir Kanjilal.

drama

August 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Shrinwantu Comrades, directed by Bibhas Chakraborty. August 20 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Chaitanya — Bohurupee latest production, written by Alakh Mukhopadhyay and directed by Tarapada Mukhopadhyay. August 20 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natasena will stage Fata Gopal, directed by Durga Chakraborty. August 20 at Minerva Theatre; 6 pm: Kolkata Eso Natak Shiklhi presents Ajob Hanri. Drama, music & direction: Dr Tapas Das. August 21 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahni. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta.

PERFORMING ARTS

August 20 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bhavna presents an evening of Tagore songs and readings from his work. Participants: Anindya Narayan Biswas, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Paramita Banerjee, Rupankar, Srabani Sen and Sharmila Basu. Tickets at hall (11 am - 6 pm) or #24557845. August 20 at Shamiana on Tea Lawn, Tollygunge Club; 7.15 pm: Club 7 Holidays, Tollygunge Club and Open Doors present Kathak Kaleidoscope, an evening of Kathak dance by Sushmita Banerjee and her students. August 20 at Plush - The Lounge Bar, Astor hotel; 10 pm: A guest DJ night (Midival Punditz).

TALK / SEMINAR

August 20 at ICC Tower, 4 India Exchange Place; 11 am: Indian Chamber of Commerce hosts an interactive session with Dr S.Y. Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner of India. August 20 at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad; 6 pm: Seminar with folk puppet show, The Story of Kathputli. Promoted by Dr Sarmistha Chatterjee. August 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Tattwavidananda will speak in Sanskrit on Adhyatma Ramayana. August 20 at Ramakrishna Mancha, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 7 pm: Swami Tathagatananda will speak on How to overcome stress in daily life. August 20 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Banerjee will speak on Kathopanishad.

FILM SHOW

August 20 at Nandan II; 6 pm onwards: Films Division, Government of India and Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre jointly present Indian Independence on Celluloid II: Unsung Heroes of Bengal featuring documentaries on some great patriots of Bengal. Screening schedule: The INA Trial (dir: Dinkar Chowdhury) at 6 pm; Matangini Hazra (dir: Shila Datta) at 6.25 pm; Trial of Sri Aurobindo (dir: Urmi Chakraborty) at 6.50 pm; The Immortal Martyr: Jatin Das (dir: Satarupa Sanyal) at 7.15 pm; and Bagha Jatin (dir: Harisadhan Das Gupta) at 7.50 pm. Till August 20 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Farewell to 16 mm — a tribute to the disappearing medium used by eminent filmmakers. Today: Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (Every Man for Himself and God against All); Dir: Werner Herzog; 1974, colour, 109 mins.

PHOTOGRAPHs

Till August 23 at Nandan foyer; 3 pm - 8 pm: National Academy of Photography & Persona-International, in collaboration with Nandan - West Bengal Film Centre, present an international exhibition for the promotion of art photography. More than 150 works of well-known photo artists from China, Colombia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are featured in this exhibition. Till September 25 at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Harrington Mansions, 2nd floor, Flat # 5 & 25B, 22829220; 12 noon - 7 pm: The Harrington Street Arts Centre, along with Chivas, presents a show on photography: A Critic’s Eye by Richard Bartholomew (1950s - 1970s) & A Tale of 3 Cities by Pablo Bartholomew (1970s & 1980s). Till August 24 (except Sunday) at Boi-Chitra, College Street; 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Centre for Peoples’ Photography presents Archive Photography by Aroop Datta.

LAUNCH

August 20 at City Centre 2, Rajarhat; 4.30 pm: Music launch of the Prosenjit-Nandana starrer, Autograph, in presence of the cast and crew of the film. Also, live performances by Rupam Islam and Anupam.

WORKSHOP

August 20 at Baitanik, 4B Elgin Road; 11 am - 6 pm: Santoor Ashram presents santoor maestro Tarun Bhattacharya in a music workshop. Registration at the venue. August 20 & 22 at Jain House, 8/1 Esplanade East; 3.30 pm - 5 pm: World Dance Alliance West Bengal hosts a workshop on Indonesian folk dance to be conducted by Melina Surya Dewi from Jakarta. For details, call 9830019635.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to:

Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001;
Fax: 2234-8244