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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

An Initiative By Joint Presenting Par tner Gold Sponsor Gold Sponsor


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, 10 am - 11 am Inauguration
Feb 4, 2011
11 am - 1 pm 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)

Saturday, 11 am - 1 pm The Musical Lens:


Feb 5, 2011 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
Sunday, 11 am - 1 pm Patronage to Indian Music: Challenges and Prospects (seminar)
Feb 6, 2011

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, 11 am - 8.30 Exhibition and sale of CDs, DVDs, books, and merchandise
4,5,6,2011 pm 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

4 11 am - 6 pm Saaz-ghar
‡ Kindly switch off mobile phones before entering event venues.
‡ Unauthorised photography and audio/video recording not permitted.
‡ Programmes subject to change without notice.

Par ticipants Venue Page


Chief Guest: Girish Karnad Aangan _
(Eminent playwright, theatre and film personality)
Panelists: Seminar Room 28
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
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 Amphitheatre 18 - 19
Niladri Kumar (sitar) and Satyajit Talwalkar (tabla)
in collaboration with Juan Diego (flamenco guitar)
and Israel ‘Katumba’ Mera (percussion)
Panelists: Seminar Room 29
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, Jour-
nalist, Mumbai, Rajula Shah - Film maker, Pune, Arun Khopkar - Film
maker and film theoretician, Mumbai
Director: Rajula Shah Seminar Room 34
Hiros Nakagawa Seminar Room 31
Directed by Sunil Shanbag Amphitheatre 20 - 21

Panelists: Seminar Room 30


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
Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud Seminar Room 35
Dr. Adrian McNeil Seminar Room 32
Hariharan (Urdu ghazal, nazm and allied forms) and Suresh Wadkar Amphitheatre 22 - 23
(Marathi ghazal and allied forms)

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, Workshop 38
Greg Sheehan and Bobby Singh; The Art of Instrument Making in India Area
(sitar and tanpura making) by Naeem Satarmaker Miraj; Music - Ma-
chine to Robotics by Ronak Shodhan
Instruments provided by Naeem Satarmaker of the Bharatiya Rimari 37
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Tantuvadya Kendra, Miraj.
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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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 re-
ceive 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

‡ 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
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FRIENDS OF BAAJAA GAAJAA


‡ Abhay Adhikari
‡ Abhishek and Deepika Haritwal
‡ Aditya Mehta (Sudeep Audio)
‡ Anuradha Patni
‡ Asha Sharma
‡ B. S. Shashidar
‡ Ben Walsh
‡ Bharati and Sudhir Nayak
‡ Bobby Singh
‡ Dr. Adrian McNeil
‡ Dr. Alka and Dr. Sunil Vaze
‡ Dr. Deepti Pradhan
‡ Fernando Casas
‡ Greg Sheehan
‡ Gitanjali and Sharad Muralidhar
‡ Himanshu Verma
‡ Indira Broker
‡ Jaimin Bhatt
‡ Kanwar Sameer
‡ Kunal Lall
‡ Mona Irani
‡ Nalin Moolji
‡ Nayan Panchal
‡ Nimesh Mukherjee (94.3 MyFM)
‡ Prasad Vanarase
‡ Rahul Vohra
‡ Sahil Khanna
‡ Sameer Dublay
‡ Satish Tanksale
‡ Shalini and Uttam Dave
‡ Shounak Abhisheki
‡ Shrinarayan Seksaria
‡ Snehal R. Avashia
‡ Sudev Sheth
‡ Sudha Menon
‡ Suresh Narang
‡ T. Ranga Pai
‡ Uma Anantani
‡ Vanessa and Zubair Poonawalla
‡ Vijay Nair
‡ Zensar Technologies
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MESSAGES

I am delighted you are celebrating the vitality of Indian mu-


sic today. Because there is scarcely any doubt that we live in
times when our music is richer, more innovative, more exu-
berant , 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 populari-
ty 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 orches-
tration. 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 percus-
sionist 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 pro-
duction 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 facili-
tated 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 Soundz of india

DATE: 6 TH FEB, 2011


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.

24 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 25


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


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)

26 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
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

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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 initi-
ated 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 associ-
ated 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 Lec-
turer, Research Coordinator at Depar tment of Media, Music, Com-
munication & Cultural Studies; Macquarie University, Australia; Hiros
Nakagawa - Bansuri Player, Researcher, Events’ Producer; Japan; Vijay
Nair - Only Much Louder Enter tainment Private Limited; Sonya Mazum-
dar - CEO and Director; Ear thSync and Clementine Studios, Chennai

28 Biodatas of the panelists available on www.baajaagaajaa.com


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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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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 industri-
al elite and the intelligentsia. Public patronage came in the form
of ticketed concer ts held by music circles and clubs. The post-
independence 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 manag-
ers, which has sprung up as an intermediar y between the corpo-
rate 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 Histo-
rian, Research Scholar, Editor and Curator; Mumbai

30 Biodatas of the panelists available on www.baajaagaajaa.com


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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

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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 non-
Indian 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 musi-


cal 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.

32 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 migra-
tion 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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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.

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


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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 Lux-
emburg, 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..

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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 pertain-


ing 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 ma-
terials 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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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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Available in two sizes
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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, instru-
ment 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.