Co-presented by Asia Society and Mar Creation, Inc.
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 Time: 6:30pm – 9pm Venue: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York)
Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, these seven award-winning shorts, including live action and animation, offer rich insight into the imagination and creative impulse of seven U.S.-based filmmakers. Program attended by filmmakers. Reception to follow, sponsored by Asahi Beer. Among all the films DooBeeDoo recommends The 8th Samurai.
An incredible and unique Hindustani vocal and sitar Jugalbandi Concert!
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012 Time: 8pm Venue: Alvin Ailey Theater (405 West 55 Street, New York, NY) Tickets: $35, $20 (students/Seniors)/Online: http://musicroom2012.eventbrite Genre: Indian classical music
The Abby Whiteside Foundation presents pianist and composer Jeremy Siskind in a concert of both jazz and classical music on Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 8 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Included in the program are five songs from his latest recording Finger-Songwriter to be released on May 15, 2012 on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, as well eight Etudes by Claude Debussy.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012 Venue: The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center Videos and photos: by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Concert review by Jim Hoey
Taiko is an ancient form of Japanese drumming that most New Yorkers have no familiarity with, yet recently the Taikozagroup, led by Swiss-born directorMarco Lienhard, banged the big barrel-sized taiko here among the steel and concrete skyscrapers of New York in the time-honored, Japanese, tradition of cleansing the Spring atmosphere of evil spirits through the banging of drums, dancing, and playing of flutes (shakahachiandfue), and a Japanese 13 strings instrument (koto).