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Baajaa Gaajaa 2011: Music from 21st Century India

In celebration of India’s musical diversity

Ishanya, Pune, India 4 - 6 Feb 2011 Performances - Seminars - Lectures - Film Screenings Music Expo - Exhibitions - Workshops Entry Free

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Joint Presenting Par tner

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FESTIVAL INFO

BAAJAA GAAJAA TEAM Festival Directors and Curators: Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan

Festival Marketing & Management Coordination: Jayshree Shahade and Abhijit Tamhane

Festival Technical Team Coordination: Nandu Nimbalkar

Festival Graphic Design, Production and Concept: Red Ear th (www.redear thindia.com) with Mandira Sharma

Illustrations and Design Execution: Mandira Sharma

Festival Art Direction and Decor: Seema and Kalpesh Kamath (Shankh Arts)

Website Development and Maintenance: Akshay Chauhan

Artiste Management Consultants: Sudhir Nayak and Subhash Kamat

Audio Consultant: Tanay Gajjar

Light Consultant: Sunil Shanbag

Publicity: Reach Out PR

Marketing and Management Assistance: Vanessa Mattu Poonawalla

Coordinator, Workshops: Supriya Goturkar-Mahabaleshwarkar

Printed at: New Jack Printing Press, Mumbai


FESTIVAL INFO

CONTENTS PAGE FESTIVAL INFO (4-5) Schedule at a Glance (6) Venue / Entry / Contact Details (7) Note by Festival Curators (8) Acknowledgements (9) Friends of Baajaa Gaajaa (10-11) Messages

PROGRAMME INFO (18-23) Performances - Evening concer ts (24-27) Performances - Open Stage 1 and Open Stage 2 Schedule (28-30) Seminars (31-32) Lectures (33-35) Film Screenings (36) Music Expo (37) Exhibitions (38) Workshops

MISCELLANEOUS (43) Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Compilation (44) Merchandise


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Date

Time

Activity

Friday, Feb 4, 2011

10 am - 11 am

Inauguration

11 am - 1 pm

Saturday, Feb 5, 2011

Sunday, Feb 6, 2011

Presenting Indian Music Abroad: A dialog between curators, promoters and performers (seminar)

2 pm - 4 pm

You Don’t Belong (film screening)

4 pm - 6 pm

Singing the bhakti poets: Do words matter? (lecture)

7 pm - 10 pm

Chordial Relations (concert)

11 am - 1 pm

The Musical Lens: Film making and music (seminar)

2 pm - 4 pm

Sabad Nirantar: Word within the word (Film screening)

4 pm - 6 pm

Scale, Rhythm and Style of Japanese traditional music (lecture)

7 pm - 10 pm

Stories in a Song: A Musical Collage of Theatre, Literature and History

11 am - 1 pm

Patronage to Indian Music: Challenges and Prospects (seminar)

2 pm - 4 pm

Return to Goree (film screening)

4 pm - 6 pm

The Enigma of Sourendra Mohan Tagore and his Orchestra (leture)

7 pm - 10 pm

Neh Boliyaan (concert)

DAILY ACTIVITIES FEBURARY, 4,5,6,2011

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11 am - 8.30 pm

Exhibition and sale of CDs, DVDs, books, and merchandise pertaining to music

11 am - 6 pm

Open Stage 1 – Aangan – Diverse musical performances

11 am - 6 pm

Open Stage 2 – Jalsaghar – Diverse musical performances

Various

Workshops

11 am - 6 pm

Saaz-ghar


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Par ticipants

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Chief Guest: Girish Karnad (Eminent playwright, theatre and film personality)

Aangan

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Panelists: Chandrika Grover - Head, India, Pro Helvetia Tasneem Vahanvaty - Head of music, film and interactive, India & Sri Lanka, British Council, Jenny Bilfield - Artistic and Executive Director, Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University, USA, Dr. Adrian McNeil - Sarod player, and Lecturer, Research Co-ordinator at Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Australia, Hiros Nakagawa - Bansuri player, Researcher, Events’ Producer, Japan, Vijay Nair, Only Much Louder Entertainment Private Limited, Sonya Mazumdar - CEO, Director, EarthSync, Clementine Studios

Seminar Room

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Director: Spandan Banerjee

Seminar Room

33

Dr. Linda Hess, Depar tment of Religious Studies, Stanford University

Seminar Room

31

Papon and the East India Company Niladri Kumar (sitar) and Satyajit Talwalkar (tabla) in collaboration with Juan Diego (flamenco guitar) and Israel ‘Katumba’ Mera (percussion)

Amphitheatre

18 - 19

Panelists: Gargi Sen - Film maker, Distributor, Curator, Lecturer, Trustee and Head – Magic Lantern Foundation, New Delhi, Spandan Banerjee Film maker, New Delhi, Meenakshi Shedde - Film critic, Curator, Journalist, Mumbai, Rajula Shah - Film maker, Pune, Arun Khopkar - Film maker and film theoretician, Mumbai

Seminar Room

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Director: Rajula Shah

Seminar Room

34

Hiros Nakagawa

Seminar Room

31

Directed by Sunil Shanbag

Amphitheatre

20 - 21

Panelists: Dr. Rashmi Poddar - Director, Jnanapravaha, Mumbai, Padmini Somani - Founder Director, Salaam Bombay Foundation, Mumbai, Parul Mehta - Director, Ishanya, Pune, Pratima Kirloskar - President – Innovations (society), Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Pune, DR. SARYU DOSHI, Art Historian, Research Scholar, Editor and Curator

Seminar Room

30

Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Seminar Room

35

Dr. Adrian McNeil

Seminar Room

32

Hariharan (Urdu ghazal, nazm and allied forms) and Suresh Wadkar (Marathi ghazal and allied forms)

Amphitheatre

22 - 23

Producers, ar tistes, publishers, manufacturers, craftsmen, and others

Aangan

36

As per Aangan schedule

Aangan

24 - 25

As per Jalsaghar schedule

Jalsaghar

26 - 27

Keeping Time (rhythm and body percussion) by Ben Walsh, Greg Sheehan and Bobby Singh; The Art of Instrument Making in India (sitar and tanpura making) by Naeem Satarmaker Miraj; Music - Machine to Robotics by Ronak Shodhan

Workshop Area

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Instruments provided by Naeem Satarmaker of the Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra, Miraj.

Rimari

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FESTIVAL INFO

VENUE / ENTRY / CONTACT DETAILS VENUE Ishanya Opp. Golf Course, Off Airpor t Road Yerawada Pune 411006 India PHONE : +91-20-40004000

FOR DETAILS www.BaajaaGaajaa.com / info@baajaagaajaa.com Twitter: @baajaagaajaa

CONTACT INFORMATION Festival Directors Aneesh Pradhan / aneesh@underscorerecords.com Shubha Mudgal / shubha@underscorerecords.com Underscore Records India Pvt. Ltd. Registered Office: 39-B, MIG SFS Flats, Motia Khan, Paharganj, New Delhi 110055 www.underscorerecords.com / info@underscorerecords.com Phone: +91-11-23536573; Telefax: +91-11-23546802

ENTRY DETAILS Entr y free and open to all. Entr y for evening concer ts at amphitheatre by invitation cards. See page 18 for details.

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FESTIVAL INFO

NOTE FROM FESTIVAL CURATORS We have now had the experience of curating and organising the Baajaa Gaajaa festival for the last three years, and can therefore say with a fair amount of considered experience that the main challenge we face is in maintaining a proper balance between relative plenty and abundance on the one hand, and the problem of severe paucity on the other. There are abundant options to select from when it comes to selecting and organizing content. How could it be otherwise? In a country known for its amazing diversity, the innumerable musical forms, styles and expressions one can select from leave us dazed and wondering what to select and what not to. On the other hand, the sheer paucity of funds, automatically settles many matters for us. We have knocked on many doors, and found most of them slamming shut for the strangest, and often, most hypocritical of reasons. What we have seen then, in the last three years, is a gaping chasm – immense musical and artistic wealth on the one side, and lack of informed sponsorship and funding on the other. We will continue to try and build a bridge over this schism for as long as we continue to receive the support of fellow musicians, music lovers and the few discerning sponsors and supporters who do not equate music with crass entertainment alone. This year, as we continue many of the activities that we started last year, we present close to fifty performances spread over three stages – at Aangan and Jalsaghar during the day and at the Amphitheatre in the evenings. The Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 performances include Hindustani, Carnatic and Western art music, Sopana Sangeetham of Kerala, tribal music of the Dangis from Gujarat, religious and folk music of Maharashtra, rock music, collaborative work, and much more. We have been able to schedule the expo, seminars, workshops, and film screenings as we did in the last two years, but in 2011 the inclusion of a lecture series delivered by scholars of international repute is an added academic input. An exhibition of musical instruments is also a welcome addition to the Baajaa Gaajaa schedule. Thank you for supporting Baajaa Gaajaa, and we hope you enjoy being at the festival. Aneesh Pradhan and Shubha Mudgal Festival Curators and Directors

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Underscore Records Pvt Ltd wishes to thank the following for their suppor t to Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

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Girish Karnad - Eminent playwright, theatre and film personality Sonia Gandhi – President, All India Congress Committee Shivkumar Sharma – Santoor maestro Dr. Ashok D. Ranade – Well-known scholar-musician and ethnomusicologist Parul and Sailesh Mehta Ishanya team Deepak Fertilizers team Performers at Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Panelists and speakers at Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Directors and producers of films screened at Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Artistes and producers who have contributed tracks to the Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Compilation Album Exhibitors Sunil Shanbag Sponsors Partners Friends of Baajaa Gaajaa Lt. Gen. Pradeep Khanna Sound and Light Professionals Jyotirgamaya Lighting Technology Parthiv Shah Nitin Joshi Students, faculty and management of participating educational institutions Comperes and presenters Print, electronic and online media Underscore Records team Baajaa Gaajaa team Family and friends Music lovers and well-wishers


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MESSAGES I am delighted you are celebrating the vitality of Indian music today. Because there is scarcely any doubt that we live in times when our music is richer, more innovative, more exuberant , more open to the world, indeed, quite simply, more wonderful, than ever before in our entire histor y.

Girish Karnad Eminent playwright, theatre and film personality

I am ver y happy to know that Baajaa Gaajaa is happening again in Pune from 4 to 6 Feb, 2011 - that shows its popularity with the audience & musicians as well. This is a great effort on the par t of Shubha and Aneesh, and a unique event in the music world. My best wishes, keep it up.

Shivkumar Sharma Santoor maestro

It is obvious that diversity of performing expression needs to be recognized not only theoretically! Expression, accessibility and evaluation are the necessar y steps to enjoy and profit by Indian culture, including its performance. To take up the task is to pick up a challenge! Best wishes to Baajaa Gaajaa in this venture.

Dr. Ashok D. Ranade Well-known scholar-musician and ethnomusicologist

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PERFORMANCES - EVENING CONCERTS VENUE: Amphitheatre DURATION: 7 PM TO 10 PM, ever y day ENTRY: By passes available from January 27th at the following venues in Pune: ‡ Ishanya Box Office, Yerawada ‡ Oceanic Music Shop, MG Road ‡ DVD Express, Aundh

Februar y 4, 2011

CHORDIAL RELATIONS Highlighting musical exchange and collaboration between Indian and non-Indian systems and genres of music, Chordial Relations features two distinctive but varied performances. The first, by Assamese singer Papon (Angraag Mahanta) and The East India Company, is illustrative of the contemporary Indian trend of fusing folk music with electronic music and popular Western orchestration. The second performance features a musical exchange between sitar player Niladri Kumar and flamenco guitarist Juan Diego accompanied by Satyajit Talwalkar on the tabla and percussionist Israel “Katumba” Mera.

Biodatas of the performers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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Februar y 5, 2011

STORIES IN A SONG

A Musical Collage of Theatre, Literature and Histor y Accounts of music making in India, and stories of the struggles and hardships faced by musicians both real and imaginary, lay the foundation for a collage of dramatized episodes that blend theatre, music and literature. Several forms of theatre in India make abundant use of music, but Stories in a Song takes the help of theatre to tell stories of musical forms such as kajri, thumri-dadra, khayal, remixes and more. Directed by well-known theatre director Sunil Shanbag, Stories in a Song is a joint production by Underscore Records Pvt. Ltd and Arpana.

Biodatas of the performers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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Februar y 6, 2011

NEH BOLIYAAN: Love Songs From India

Love, in its many splendoured forms has been the inspiration for music and poetry across the world. Neh Boliyaan explores the poetic forms known as ghazal and nazm originally associated with Urdu and Persian literature, but which have also found favor with poets writing in Hindi, Dakkani, Marathi, Gujarati and other Indian languages. Ghazal and nazm have also been musically interpreted prolifically by some of the most eminent singers and composers of the country. Hariharan and Suresh Wadkar, both acclaimed singers of these forms provide a unique presentation of ghazal and nazm in Urdu and Marathi respectively.

Biodatas of the performers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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PERFORMANCES - OPEN STAGE 1 - AANGAN DATE: 4 TH FEB, 2011 Time

Artiste

11 am - 11.30 am

Ramdas Muthappa and group

11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Somabhai Pawar and group

3 pm - 3.30 pm

Nheralathu Harigovindan and Subrahmanyan Peringode (Performance facilitated by Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi)

3.45 pm - 4.30 pm

Avadhoot Gandhi

4.30 pm - 5.15 pm

Dilpreet Bhatia Live

5.15 pm - 6 pm

Suresh Bapat, Archana Kanhere, Aarti Nayak, accompanied by Rahul Gole (reed organ), Prasad Joshi (tabla), T. Ranga Pai (violin)

DATE: 5 TH FEB, 2011 Time

Artiste

11 am - 11.30 am

Military band

11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Samvaad

12.15 pm - 1 pm

Circle of Rhythm - Sudhir Nayak, Murad Ali

3 pm - 3.45 pm

Shahir Azad Naikawadi

3.45 pm - 4.30 pm

Somabhai Pawar and group

4.30 pm - 5.15 pm

Half Step Down

5.15 pm - 6 pm

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DATE: 6 TH FEB, 2011

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Time

Artiste

11 am - 11.30 am

Antakshari (musical game)

11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Suvarny Nayak, Shanteri Kamath, Yogesh Kini, accompanied by T. Ranga Pai (violin), Shankar Shenoy (harmonium), Dinesh Shenoy (tabla)

12.15 pm - 1 pm

Somabhai Pawar and group

3 pm - 3.45 pm

Takshila B Road

3.45 pm - 4.30 pm

Lambada Live

4.30 pm - 5.15 pm

Sakshi Deshpande, Shanteri Kamath, Gaurang Ratanjankar, Mandar Apte, accompanied by Dinesh Shenoy (tabla), T. Ranga Pai (violin), Uday Kulkarni (harmonium)

5.15 pm – 6 pm

Circle of Rhythm - Bobby Singh, Ben Walsh, Greg Shehen

Kindly switch off mobile phones before entering event venues. Unauthorised photography and audio/video recording not permitted. Programmes subject to change without notice.


Vocal / Instrumetal

Genre/Notes

Saxophone, Nadaswaram, Tavil

Religious and Popular music of South India

Vocal and Instrumental

Tribal music of Gujarat

Vocal and Instrumental

Sopana Sangeetham of Kerala

Vocal and Instrumental

Religious and Folk music of Maharashtra

Vocal and Instrumental

Folk-Rock

Vocal

Natya Sangeet (Theatre Music from Maharashtra)

Vocal / Instrumetal

Genre/Notes

Band

Military band

Band

Fusion Band

Instrumental

Experimental

Instrumental

Folk music of Maharashtra

Various

Tribal music of Gujarat

Band

Rock

Band

Fusion Band

Vocal / Instrumetal

Genre/Notes

Vocal

Hindustani classical

Vocal

Kannada religious and folk music

Various

Tribal (Dangi) music of Gujarat

Instrumental

Fusion Band

Vocal/Instrumental

Fusion Band

Vocal

Popular and folk music of Maharastra

Instrumental (percussion)

Fusion Band

Biodatas of the performers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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PERFORMANCES - OPEN STAGE 2 - JALSAGHAR DATE: 4 TH FEB, 2011 Time

Artiste

11 am - 11.30 am

Praashekh and Abhishek Borkar accompanied by Ajinkya Joshi (tabla)

11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Praveen Sheolikar accompanied by Vinod Lele (tabla)

12.15 pm - 1 pm

Tushar Dutta accompanied by Atmaram Bicholkar (harmonium) and Ajinkya Joshi (tabla)

3 pm - 3.30 pm

Alaap Naigaonkar accompanied by Anand Naigaonkar (tabla)

3.30 pm - 4.15 pm

Vinayak Prabhu accompanied by Omkar Gulvady (tabla) and Sudhir Nayak (harnonium)

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm

Sahana Banerjee accompanied by Charudatta Phadke (tabla)

5.15 pm - 6 pm

Sudhakar Deoley accompanied by Omkar Gulvady (tabla) and Sudhir Nayak (harnonium)

DATE: 5 TH FEB, 2011 Time

Artiste

11 am - 1 pm

Sharda Sangeet Vidyalaya

3 pm - 3.45 pm

Sandip Bhattacharya accompanied by Shriram Hasabnis (harmonium) and Ajinkya Joshi (tabla)

3.45 pm - 4.15 pm

Tulsidas Borkar accompanied by Kedar Vaishampayan (tabla)

4.15 pm - 5 pm

Sunil Avchat accompanied by Charudatta Phadke (tabla)

5.15 pm - 6 pm

Dr. Bharati Vaishampayan accompanied by Tulsidas Borkar (harmonium) and Kedar Vaishampayan (tabla)

DATE: 6 TH FEB, 2011

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Time

Artiste

11.30 am - 12.15 pm

Supreet Deshpande accompanied by Ajay Joglekar (harmonium)

12.15 pm - 1 pm

Zubin Behramkamdin (violin) and Dr.Ernavaz Bharucha (piano)

3 pm - 3.30 pm

Aarti Nayak accompanied by T. Ranga Pai (tabla) and Shankar Shenoy (harmonium)

3.30 pm - 4.15 pm

Steve Gorn accompanied by Shantanu Shukla (tabla)

4.15 pm - 5 pm

Dhananjay Hegde accompanied by Niranjan Lele (harmonium) and Shantanu Shukla (tabla)

5.15 pm – 6 pm

Rajashree Pathak accompanied by Arvindkumar Azad (tabla) and Chinmay Kolhatkar (harmonium)

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Vocal / Instrumetal

Genre/Notes

Sarod jugalbandi

Hindustani classical

Violin

Hindustani classical

Vocal

Hindustani classical

Harmonium

Hindustani classical

Vocal

Hindustani classical

Sitar

Hindustani classical

Vocal

Hindustani classical

Vocal / Instrumetal

Genre/Notes

Vocal and Instrumental

Hindustani Classical and others

Vocal

Hindustani Classical

Harmonium

Hindustani Classical

Bansuri

Hindustani Classical

Vocal

Hindustani Classical

Vocal / Instrumetal

Genre/Notes

Tabla solo

Hindustani classical

Instrumental

Western Classical

Vocal

Hindustani Classical

Bansuri

Hindustani Classical

Vocal

Hindustani Classical

Vocal

Hindustani Classical

Biodatas of the performers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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PROGRAMME INFO

SEMINARS VENUE: Seminar Room DURATION: 11 AM TO 1 PM everyday

Februar y 4, 2011

PRESENTING INDIAN MUSIC ABROAD: A dialog between curators, promoters and performers

While Indian music has been receiving wide appreciation overseas, it is clear that some forms are more represented than others on most platforms. Despite the Festivals of India that were started in the 1980s, the diversity of Indian music does not seem to have made the crossing. Interestingly, however, collaborative work initiated by non-Indian producers, cultural organizations and artistes, have borrowed from a variety of Indian sources, during recording projects and performances that are mainly conducted in India. What are the avenues for presenting Indian music overseas? What are the reasons for projecting some musical forms as against the plurality of Indian music? What are the practical problems associated with presenting Indian music overseas? These are only some of the questions that will come up for discussion in this seminar at Baajaa Gaajaa 2011.

Panelists Chandrika Grover - Head, India; Pro Helvetia; Tasneem Vahanvaty Head of Music, Film and Interactive, India & Sri Lanka; British Council Jenny Bilfield - Ar tistic and Executive Director, Stanford Lively Ar ts; Stanford University, USA; Dr. Adrian McNeil - Sarod Player, and Lecturer, Research Coordinator at Depar tment of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies; Macquarie University, Australia; Hiros Nakagawa - Bansuri Player, Researcher, Events’ Producer; Japan; Vijay Nair - Only Much Louder Enter tainment Private Limited; Sonya Mazumdar - CEO and Director; Ear thSync and Clementine Studios, Chennai

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Biodatas of the panelists available on www.baajaagaajaa.com


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SEMINARS

Februar y 5, 2011

THE MUSICAL LENS: Film-making and music

Making documentary films has been an uphill task for filmmakers in India. Most documentary films are unaided projects, completed on shoestring budgets and against several odds. But the struggle does not end even after filmmakers successfully complete their films. Reaching out to a wide viewership has been a nightmare, due to the lack of distribution platforms and screening avenues. Documentary films on music in India are rare to come by, probably due to the specialized area of work and to the many difficulties that filmmakers may have to contend with. This seminar will make an attempt at understanding the views of filmmakers and will try to throw up solutions to the challenges that the present circumstances pose. The seminar will also act as a forum for open interaction between musicians and filmmakers, in an effort to understand each other’s roles and situations.

Panelists Gargi Sen – Film Maker, Distributor, Curator, Lecturer, Trustee and Head; Magic Lantern Foundation, New Delhi; Spandan Banerjee - Film Maker; New Delhi; Meenakshi Shedde - Film Critic, Curator, Journalist; Mumbai; Arun Khopkar - Film Maker and Film Theoretician; Mumbai; Rajula Shah - Film Maker; Pune

Biodatas of the panelists available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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SEMINARS

Februar y 6, 2011

PATRONAGE TO INDIAN MUSIC: Challenges and Prospects

Music and musicians have received suppor t from royal patrons in the past, and subsequently from the urban business and industrial elite and the intelligentsia. Public patronage came in the form of ticketed concer ts held by music circles and clubs. The postindependence period saw the government stepping in as a major patron to the arts and various public institutions were established for the purpose. In more recent years, the corporate sector has stepped in to sponsor music festivals. All of these changes appear to augur well for the performing ar ts. However, several questions remain unanswered. Is the current extent of patronage as substantial as it ought to be? Does the manner of patronage deter the scope of the ar ts? Is there a need for a more informed patronage? Can there be an open interaction between the patrons and the practitioners in order to understand their respective points of view? What is the role of event managers, which has sprung up as an intermediar y between the corporate sector and the practitioners?

Panelists Dr. Rashmi Poddar – Director; Jnanapravaha, Mumbai; Padmini Somani - Founder Director; Salaam Bombay Foundation, Mumbai; Parul Mehta – Director; Ishanya, Pune; Pratima Kirloskar – President; Innovations (Society); Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Pune; Dr. Saryu Doshi - Art Historian, Research Scholar, Editor and Curator; Mumbai

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Biodatas of the panelists available on www.baajaagaajaa.com


PROGRAMME INFO

LECTURES VENUE: Seminar Room DURATION: 4 PM TO 6 PM everyday ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Februar y 4, 2011

SINGING THE BHAKTI POETS:  Do Words Matter?

Dr. Linda Hess / Depar tment of Religious Studies; Stanford University, USA We often hear that for a Hindustani classical singer, words are almost incidental. A bandish may include only a line or two of text, and the singer uses these lines as a minimal structure on which to develop musical art. A word explored with repetition becomes pure vowel, consonant, breath, voice quality, elaboration, patterned creativity. It slides into “ah” or sargam, and no one cares. When a singer sings a bhajan—a longer, more connected text usually associated with a great poet—is it different? Are the words and their meanings related to the musician’s ar t? In what ways might a deep understanding of and feeling for the poetr y matter for a singer? This talk is informed by the speaker’s studies of oral traditions of Kabir and nirgun singing, in folk and classical settings. Through examples of text and performance, it will shed light on how words matter, how music and poetry transform each other, how social context affects meaning, and how texts become dynamic in oral environments.

Februar y 5, 2011

SCALE, RHYTHM AND STYLE OF JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC Hiros Nakagawa / Bansuri Player, Researcher, Events’ Producer; Japan Why do Indians not have a curiosity about Japanese music? Is it because they are not interested in non-Indian systems of music? Or is it because of the pride and respect that Indians have for their sophisticated and ancient culture? Whatever are the reasons Biodatas of the speakers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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LECTURES for this lack of curiosity, globalisation has made it necessar y and possible to understand other cultures. Perhaps, the mood in India may also be changing among those who have encountered nonIndian musical culture. This illustrated lecture will look at scales, rhythm, form and instruments employed in Japanese traditional music.

Februar y 6, 2011

THE ENIGMA OF SOURENDRA MOHAN TAGORE AND HIS ORCHESTRA Dr. Adrian McNeil / Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies; Macquarie University, Australia Sourendra Mohan Tagore is an enigmatic character in the musical history of Bengal. There are many things about his life and creativity that can be seen today to be culturally rich, but at times quite controversial. One of his greatest legacies is more than 40 large collections of traditional and hybrid instruments that he sent around the World in the late nineteenth centur y. This presentation explores his life through one such collection sent to Melbourne in 1881. This seminar will make an attempt at understanding the views of filmmakers and will try to throw up solutions to the challenges that the present circumstances pose. The seminar will also act as a forum for open interaction between musicians and filmmakers, in an effor t to understand each other’s roles and situations.

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Biodatas of the speakers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com


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FILM SCREENINGS VENUE: Seminar Room DURATION: 2 PM TO 4 PM everyday ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

Februar y 4, 2011

YOU DON’T BELONG

Dir: Spandan Banerjee (www.overdosefilms.com) 75 MINS / B/W & COLOUR / ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 2011

Myth and memory, folk and copyright, home and migration are the larger narratives emerging from the journey of a song from the margins into the urban mainstream. Travelling across remembered lands and forgotten histories following the unseen path of migration that music takes, You Don’t Belong asks some impor tant questions about the encounter between ar t and mass production, creation and ownership in a countr y rich with myriad folk and oral traditions.

Biodatas of the film-makers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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FILM SCREENINGS Februar y 5, 2011

SABAD NIRANTAR: WORD WITHIN THE WORD Dir: Rajula Shah

74 MINS / COLOUR / HINDI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 2008

The “wretched of the earth” hold fast the spirit of Bhakti, the Word resonating in and with their lives. As they sing the poetr y of Kabir and Gorakhnath they embody, far beyond the scope of any intellectual resolve, a refusal to die, a bid to seize eternity from historic annihilation.

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Biodatas of the film-makers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com


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FILM SCREENINGS Februar y 6, 2011

RETURN TO GORÉE Dir: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

108 MINS / COLOUR / FRENCH & ENGLISH / 2007

The musical road movie, Return to Gorée, tells of African singer Youssou N’Dour’s epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N’Dour’s challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Guided in his mission by the pianist Moncef Genoud, Youssou N’Dour travels across the United States of America and Europe. Accompanied by some of the world’s most exceptional musicians, they meet people and well known figures, and create, through concerts, encounters and debates, music which transcends cultural division. From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Dakar through Luxemburg, the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. But the day of their return to Africa is fast approaching and much remains to be done to be ready for the final concer t..

Biodatas of the film-makers available on www.baajaagaajaa.com

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MUSIC EXPO VENUE: Aangan DURATION: 11 AM - 8.30 PM everyday ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

Exhibition and sale of CDs, DVDs, books, and merchandise pertaining to music by producers, artistes, publishers, manufacturers, craftsmen, and others.

LIST OF EXHIBITORS Underscore Records Pvt. Ltd. (New Delhi) Magic Lantern Foundation (New Delhi) Meera Music (Mumbai) Sonic Octaves + Dreams Enter tainment (Mumbai) Samvadini Kala Sadhana (Mumbai) + Prabhakar Wairkar (Car toonist / Mumbai) Orion Audio & Sound (Pune) Sar votkarsha Public Charitable Trust (Pune) Orion Enter tainment (Kolkata) Ear thsync (Chennai) Fur tados (Pune) Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra (Tanpura and Sitar Maker / Miraj) Milind Musicals (Harmonium Maker / Mumbai) Vishnu Sutar (Tabla Maker / Alandi) Sreeragam (Mumbai) ProHelvetia – Swiss Ar ts Council (New Delhi) British Council (Mumbai) Time Out (Paprika Media Pvt. Ltd. / Mumbai) Sound Box (Mumbai) Photo-Chromatic

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EXHIBITIONS VENUE: Rimari DURATION: 11 AM - 6 PM everyday ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

SAAZ-GHAR Musical instruments in India have been categorized since ancient times, according to their functionality, playing technique or the materials that are used. Even the human body and voice have been regarded as instruments. The system of categorization mentioned in Bharata’s Natyashastra has survived over several centuries. According to this system, instruments are grouped under four major categories; avanaddha (membranophones), ghana (idiophones), susir (aerophones) and tat (chordophones).

The instruments displayed at the Baajaa Gaajaa festival fall under the susir category like the sitar, sarod, sarangi, and surbahar. The instruments for this exhibition have been provided by Naeem Satarmaker of the Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra, Miraj.

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WORKSHOPS VENUE: Workshop Area

KEEPING TIME

A workshop on rhythm and body percussion INSTRUCTORS: Percussionists from Australia - Ben Walsh, Greg Sheehan and Bobby Singh

THE ART OF INSTRUMENT MAKING IN INDIA A workshop on sitar and tanpura making INSTRUCTOR: Naeem Satarmaker (Miraj)

MUSIC - MACHINE TO ROBOTICS INSTRUCTOR: Ronak Shodhan

Registration Details ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

The following workshops are available for individuals or groups of 20 to 25 persons. Duration for each session: 60 mins Registration fee: Rs.100 per par ticipant Each par ticipant will get a complimentary take-away kit.

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One of the main objectives of the Baajaa Gaajaa festival is to highlight the diversity of Indian music. Admittedly, it would require a series of compilation albums to illustrate the wide variety of musical styles and expressions in India. The Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Compilation attempts at offering a partial view of this diversity. Each of these tracks has been contributed generously and free of charge by an ar tiste or record label, while the manufacture and production of the album has been suppor ted by Gaiaka Media Works, Mumbai, and a music lover who wishes to remain anonymous. - The Baajaa Gaajaa Team The Baajaa Gaajaa 2011 Compilation features the following tracks: ‡ Ami Prem Rashika - Lopamudra Mitra ‡ Shoonya - Indian Ocean ‡ Raag Yaman - Sudhir Nayak ‡ Circles - HFT ‡ Phul Mangaavo Haar Banaavo - G.M. Londhe ‡ Jihad - Motherjane ‡ Hori - Shubha Mudgal ‡ Antara - Manoj Pandya ‡ Laal Peeli Ankhiya - Nek Mohammad, Sikander, Bundu Khan & Langa Ar tists ‡ Raag Bhairavi (tarana) - Anuradha Kuber

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BAAJAA GAAJAA 2011 NOTEBOOK Exclusive Notebook by Xylem Papercraft. Available in two sizes Cover Illustration by Mandira Sharma

BAAJAA GAAJAA 2011 T- SHIRT Contact Underscore Records Stall for details

Merchandise available during the festival from the Underscore Records Stall and after the festival from www.UnderscoreRecords.com

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www.sangeetkosh.net An Underscore Records initiative, Sangeet Kosh is a unique project that aims at compiling a wikipedia for Indian music. The first phase of the Sangeet Kosh project focuses on the creation and compilation of an online directory for Indian music. The directory will provide basic contact information for musicians across different genres of Indian music, organizations, event managers, instrument makers, instrument dealers, publishers, record labels and other individuals and organizations connected with Indian music. Free access to the directory is provided for all who wish to use this resource.


Festival Brochure: Baajaa Gaajaa 2011  

An online version of the festival brochure for Baajaa Gaajaa 2011

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