out and about
- Mann Ki Baat: Every life lost in Kashmir is a loss to our nation, says PM Narendra Modi
- Our collective mistakes, mishandling, have pushed Kashmir youth to violence: Omar Abdullah
- Kashmir violence: 'Alternative' to pellets already in use, says CRPF affidavit
- ISRO successfully test launches scramjet engine from Sriharikota
- Sri Lanka: Still Counting the Wounds
Cinema's musical journey
Bhavan'S Kala Kendra, Chowpatty, is hosting a free one-day event on February 23. The event, '100 years of Cinema: A Musical Journey', will also feature singing, live demos and audio-visual presentations. The many speakers/performers will entertain and educate the audience on various aspects of music in Indian cinema. Some of the prominent speakers include author Manek Premchand, Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, ethnomusicologist at the University of California, percussionist Homi Mullan, music expert Kushal Gopalka, radio host Ameen Sayani and singer Sudha Malhotra.
At Bhavan's Kala Kendra from 10 am to 6 pm.
Barbecues and music
Banglore-Based trip-hop duo Sulk Station will play their debut Mumbai gig at Bonobo this Sunday. A day event, the gig will begin in the afternoon and continue till evening, with a barbecue on the terrace for the entire duration of the show. Sulk Station will be accompanied by two DJs Moniker and Eng. Entry is free through the evening.
At Bonobo, Bandra, February 24, from 2 pm to 7 pm.
The right note
Sitar lovers in the city are in for a treat this weekend. The Hakim Academy of Sitar is organising a special concert at the Rangsharda auditorium, Bandra, on February 23 to celebrate the 85th birthday of sitar maestro Ustad Abdul Hakim Jaffer Khan, who, together with the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and the late Ustad Vilayat Khan, formed the unparalleled trinity of sitar. Classical music stalwarts such as Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Shubha Mudgal will perform at the concert. The entry is free; donation passes are available at the venue and all funds will go to furthering the cause of sitar and Hindustani classical music.
At Rangsharda auditorium, Bandra, February 23, 6.30 pm
An evening of literature
This evening, Galerie Max Mueller at the Max Mueller Bhavan will host a literary evening with writer and social and literary critic Kiran Nagarkar. The agenda for the event comprises reading of passages by Naresh Fernandes (Ravan and Eddie), Paromita Vohra (from Cuckold) and Marla Stukenberg (from God's Little Soldier). There will also be a scenic reading of excerpts from the theatre-script of Godīs Little Soldier, with the stage-adaptation directed by Sunil Shanbag.
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