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29th San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival Sponsored by MYX TV

San Francisco, Calif., March 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus/PRWEB) MYX TV is a proud partner to the 29th San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival, the largest Asian and Asian American film festival in North America. The festival has kicked off its opening night film, West Is West, and gala at the Asian Art Museum on March 10th and will continue to bring the best of film until March 20th.

This year, MYX TV is co-presenting the world premier of the film, Resident Aliens, by filmmaker Ross Tuttle. The film tells the story of deported Cambodian refugees and how one man’s story is changed as he becomes a dance teacher and surrogate father to a breakdancing troupe of poor children in Cambodia.

Watch the trailer of Resident Alien.

Make Your Own Saree" & "Personality Based Customized Saree Designing" Preview & Exhibition In Bangalore

Crafts For Sarees

Bangalore, March 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Crafts for Sarees is bringing its 2nd edition of Preview, Exhibition and Sale of it's new D'Zine Studio Collection to Bangalore during March 31 to April 3, 2011 at the Ground Floor of Safina Plaza on Infantry Road from 11 AM to 8:30 PM.

As you know, WBRi had the pleasure of talking to Susmita Dasgupta, the Chief Ideator of Smart Ideas, a leading Bangalore based marketing organization, and the marketing head of Crafts for Sarees - check out Susmita talk in detail about the unique services of Crafts for Sarees online HERE.

The Carlton Kitto Ensemble @ Someplace Else, Kolkata : Monday Jazz Monday Blues 14 March 2011

Calcutta, March 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hosted by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society and produced Littlei, the popular Monday Jazz Monday Blues Live Program Series at SOMEPLACE ELSE, The Park, Kolkata on March 14, 2011 will feature THE CARLTON KITTO ENSEMBLE performing live from 9:00 pm onwards.

Carlton Kitto says, "The transition from Swing to Bop happened in the late 30s (38 – 39) by a young guitar genius Charlie Christian who died at the age of 22. This however was taken up by a group of highly talented musicians like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk – Max Roach and others and during the early experimental sessions at the Minton’s in Harlem came to be known as Be Bop Jazz. The most challenging form of music from all angles. Harmonically – technically – lyrically or from any other form. It soon revolutionized the world. Be Bop Jazz still remains authentic in form and this movement is the mainstay of our music which we have been trying to promote for many years mainly through myself and the devoted Nondon Bagchi. We have had many changes in the Carlton Kitto Ensemble and at one point the Carlton Kitto Big Band; we hope to go on keeping Be Bop alive in India and hope all you Jazz lovers will help us in this endeavor."

AVTAAR Live in Concert hosted by Hosted by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society, Produced by Littlei

Calcutta, March 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hosted by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society and produced by Littlei, Siddha presents Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya’s Trinity of Guitars in AVTAAR – A MEETING OF CELESTIAL STRINGS on Friday March 11, 2011 at G.D.Birla Sabhaghar at 7pm, Saturday March 12, 2011 at ICCR at 7pm and Sunday March 13, 2011 at Calcutta School of Music, also at 7pm. Living legend Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra will also be felicitated The live concert

Call Murshed of Littlei +91 9748195596 for more information.

Avtaar – A Meeting of Celestial Strings

If God manifests before man, his shape and form or Avtaar, will be music. To explore this celestial reincarnation, Grammy nominee Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, the pioneer creator and inventor of Indian slide guitar, has chose the medium of divine celestial strings, his Trinity of Guitars – the Chaturangui, Gandharvi and Anandi, a family of new generation slide guitars.

God is omnipresent and must be accompanied by angels. The East and the West are just directions, which if followed around the globe, will meet, where else but at Calcutta-Kolkata, the melting pot of cultures. To prove this axiom beyond doubt, joining Pandit Bhattacharya in this voyage of discovery are thirteen musicians from six countries, like the six strings of a guitar. They are international classical and acoustic guitar virtuosos Johannes Möller of Sweden, Nutavut Ratanakarn of Thailand and Matthias Muller of Germany. Mike McCormick of Canada on Electric Guitar and Nishad Pandey of Australia on Western Classical Guitar ably assist them. The Indian musicians in this heavenly parade are Biplaw Singh on Western Classical Guitar, Subhashish Bhattacharya on Tabla, Mainak “Bumpy” Nagchowdhury on Bass Guitar, Somranjan Chakraborty on Anandi (the third eye of the Trinity of Guitars), Soumyajyoti Ghosh on Bansuri, Raja Mukherjee on Western Violin, Charu Hariharan on Mridangam and Sambit Chatterjee on Western Drums. These musicians will collaborate for a week, creating new compositions based on Indian Ragas, Western Classical Music and Thai Music. The resultant new stream of Indo-World Instrumental Music will be presented to the audience of Kolkata by this eclectic ensemble.

The Musicians

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya – India – Chaturangui

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya is perhaps the only phenomenon in the history of World Music and Indian Classical Music who created a Trinity of slide guitars, christened Chaturangui Gandharvi and Anandi. He is one of the most amazing music personalities of the world, whose dynamism of artistry and creativity place him in the category of a genius, who goes beyond and opens new horizons in his field. His improvisation within the framework of a raga or within the limitations of the instrument he plays becomes a novel experience for himself as well as his listeners. A nominee of Grammy and numerous other awards, he is one of the brightest stars of slide guitar performace and composition, the world over.

Johannes Möller- Sweden – Western Classical Guitar

Jhumpa Lahiri Speaks at Princeton All-Girls School

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Jhumpa Lahiri

Princeton, NJ, March 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author, Jhumpa Lahiri, will be the featured author at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart’s third annual Lies, Light, McCarthy Visiting Author Program on April 8, 2011.

The public is invited to an after-school reading on April 8, 2011 at 4:30pm in Stuart’s Cor Unum Center. This event is free of charge.

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Ms. Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut short story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her best-selling novel The Namesake was published in the fall of 2003 to great acclaim. A film version of The Namesake (directed by Mira Nair) was released in 2007. Lahiri’s most recent book of short stories, entitled Unaccustomed Earth, received the 2008 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (the world’s largest prize for a short story collection). Unaccustomed Earth debuted No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List in April 2008.