THERE WILL BE TWO PERFORMANCES:
8:00 PM & 9:30 PM
(Purchase ticket for 8:00 concert for either 8:00 or 9:30 showing)
Kashmir is a concert piece with film exploring the nature of memory in conflict. The performance places this investigation in the context of the territorial conflict over the region Kashmir. Visually, the film, shot on location in Srinagar Kashmir, provides a visual counterpoint to the rhythmic and harmonic texture of the music from Dawn of Midi’s forthcoming second album.
Dawn of Midi is Indian-American contrabassist Aakaash Israni, Moroccan pianist Amino Belyamani, and Pakistani-American percussionist Qasim Naqvi. The group released their debut Album First in March of 2010 (Accretions) to worldwide critical acclaim. Within six months of the album’s release, the group’s music was featured in Downbeat Magazine, Time Out New York, Point of Departure, New Music Box, The Chicago Reader Critic’s Choice List, The Wire (on the bi-annual compilation CD The Wire Tapper) and countless other print and online publications. By the end of the year, First began appearing on many year end lists: it was nominated by Peter Margasak and Kurt Gottschalk for “Best Debut of 2010” for the Village Voice jazz critics poll, named among the top 3 “Best Piano Albums of 2010” by About.com, nominated for the Happy New Ears Award, and listed on ‘Best Records of 2010’ lists by WFMU, The Milk Factory, Destination Out, Spiritual Archives, Instant Jazz, a-musik and The Jazz Journalists Association. Dawn of Midi was named ‘Grupo Revelación’ in the 2010 El Intruso International Critic’s Poll.
Music – Dawn of Midi
Visual Creative Direction, Design and Editing – Prashant Bhargava
Live Action Direction – Aamir Bashir and Shanker Raman
Cinematography – Shanker Raman
News Footage and Archival Curation and Licensing – Aamir Bashir and Shanker Raman
Kashmir is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New york City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and with funds from the Strategic Opportunity Stipends Program through New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Mid Hudson by Garrison Art Center. Produced and Co-Presented by Triple Canopy. Triple Canopy’s presentation of Dawn of Midi is supported by Presenting Jazz, a Chamber Music America program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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