Monday, December 01, 2014

Things that I am thankful for (III)

Things that I am thankful for: BaulBeats

I work on the Next Level program--a State Dept project that partners with UNC's Department of Music to implement.

During the Next Level India program in Calcutta, we created space for musical fusion between Hip Hop and Baul Music--Bengali Folk Music.

During the collaboration program, the velvety smooth MC Purple Haze connected on a soulful level with the Bengali Banshee Malabika Brahma--an alumni of the State Dept program OneBeat. The outcome of their collaboration came to be known as "BaulBeats," a new musical style that we are still exploring.

Together with Sanjay Bhattacherjee and DJ 2-Tone Jones, they performed a BaulBeats rendition at a concert at the American Center in Calcutta.

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