DVD Screening and Lecture by Amy Catlin
April 27, 2017. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room B544- Schoenberg Music Bldg Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
The World Music Center at UCLA, Department of Ethnomusicology, Herb Alpert School of Music
Presents a DVD screening and lecture
"When Post-Modern Meets Archival: The Influence of a 'Bollywood' Film on an operatic Scena,
Juxtaposed with an Authentic Field Recording of a wandering jogi"
by Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy
Thursday, April 27, 2017
1:00 - 3:00p.m. in Room B544, Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA
All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in
Parking Structure 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme Avenues).
Free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so please register in advance by clicking this link: Register.
For information call: 310-825-5947
Kinguri Vali - The Toyseller, is a Hindi scena for soprano, piano and violin created by India's eminent composer Vanraj Bhatia (1927-). The composition was inspired by a depiction of a wandering woman fiddle-player (kinguri vali) in a Hindi film of the 1950's. An archival ethnographic recording of a mendicant jogi made in India in 1963 by UCLA ethnomusicologist Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy (1927-2009) is featured in this unpublished DVD of Kinguri Vali, as authored and sung by Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, accompanied brilliantly by pianist Joan Thompson, and violinist Larry Kohorn of Sony Pictures Entertainment. English subtitles are included in the costumed and enacted performance, as well as translations of the jogi's poignant song, which warns Sita not to follow Rama into the woods. Vanraj Bhatia was recently honored at Mumbai's National Centre for Performing Arts for his prolific work as a composer of art-film scores, choral works, and "jingles" used in advertising.
Learn more about composer Vanraj Bhatia here.
Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy: https://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/catlin-jairazbhoy
The World Music Center at UCLA comprises the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, the UCLA World Musical Instrument Collection, and UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications, providing a unique resource for scholarship, teaching, and community outreach related to the traditional and popular musics of the world.