Pakistan & the Girnari Jogi Groove, a night of film, art and music
Friday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PST)
$15 at the door
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5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega & Fairfax
ample street parking or in CVS underground lot
till 10 pm only!
Pakistan and the Girnari Jogi Groove is an evening of art, music & film devoted to Pakistani and Central Asian cultures with a live musical performance by Tablapusher, plus a special screening of music performances by the Girnari Jogi Group and a film screening of the inventive animated short film Gul by Adnan Hussain. The Girnari Jogi group is a small ensemble of 7th and 8th generation musicians based out of Sindh, Pakistan. Jogis (not to be confused with yogis) are traditionally snake charmers who use the enchanting sounds of the murli to entrance snakes, humans and jinns.
"Pakistan & the Girnari Jogi Groove" is presented in conjunction with the Inside/Outside Gallery exhibition "The Art of Music" by Adnan Hussain, who will MC the evening on Feb. 22. The exhibition of 19 paintings is inspired by travels through Central and South Asia, featuring watercolor, gouache and ink pieces of music from Kyrgyzstan, Uyghurs from China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Enjoy art, live performances, screenings and connect to cultures across language and borders through the beauty of music.
Tablapusher AKA Robin Sukhadia is an MA grad from the world music program at the California Institute of the Arts who has been studying tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri for the past ten years. In 2010, Robin was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Award to expand his work with music education in India.
Adnan Hussein was raised in both the U.S. and Pakistan on a childhood of writing stories. Besides visual effects and animation on feature films for the likes of Disney and Sony, he works under his company Mad Guru, to create animated films and projects designed to provoke thought and bring diverse people together. Visit madguru.com.
Levantine Cultural Center champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa by presenting artistic and educational programs that bridge political and religious divides. In a search for common ground, the Center fosters discussions among artists and thinkers and offers classes and workshops that serve diverse ethnic communities.
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The Markaz (formerly known as the Levantine Cultural Center)
The Markaz champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa by presenting artistic and educational programs that bridge political and religious divides. In a search for common ground, the Markaz fosters discussions among artists and thinkers and offers classes and workshops that serve diverse ethnic communities.