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Abhijit Ganguly

Contributing Writer

Kolkata, India

Kaitie Elizabeth

Contributing Artist

Idaho, USA

Ivan R. Lopez

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

Michelle Antelo

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

December 11, 2017

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Tijo Varghese is a professional magician based out of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He developed interest in magic at the early age and he started practicing it with

December 11, 2017

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Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion which produces the sound of drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.

November 14, 2017

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Robo Ganesh is a variety entertainer and an actor hailing from Chennai. To his credit, Ganesh has appeared on more than 40 TV channels like “India's Got Talent

October 17, 2017

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Roshan Sharma is one of the most talented guitarists from Nepal. He is also a member of the instrumental jazz rock band.

June 18, 2017

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Thomas Chen is a singer/songwriter from Kolkata (India). He sings in Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi and English. In addition, he has also sung in Bengali, Cantonese and Nepali. Thomas is a First Indian Chinese
Artist to sing successfully in Mandarin for innumerable prestigious Chinese Festival since 2007. (New Year celebrations, Mid Autumn Fest, Elders Day Celebration, Chinni Adda, China-Kolkata International Book Fair 2013, Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2014 & 2015, Kolkata's First Dragon Boat Festival 2015 to 2017, etc.

When was the first time you realized you wanted to pursue music?


Music always played a vital part since childhood. I was actively involved in the church choir as school kid, and am still involved.  I took vocal lesson from Pandit Shyam Sundar Goswami and am...

March 21, 2016

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Recently, The Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Subbody Butoh School, "Katha' Koli" & The Arshinagar Project organized "Resonating" with Kali & The Sick Dancing Princess - a performance by a group of contemporary Butoh artists from Subbody Butoh School & Janardan Ghosh. In their collaborative work they seek to weave around the legend of 'Kali', an adaptation of "Sick Dancing Princess: through 'Butoh' movement, soundscapes, verses and readings. The Butoh performers are Izabela Wazsek and Jiyo and Honza Svasek. The jazz and sound is done by Andrew Kay, flute and voice art is by Pradip Chatterjee, live art
by Viola, story-telling by Janardan Ghosh and chants by Vidyapati.
 
Abhijit Ganguly spoke to Honza and Sati (Gio) on the sidelines of the event.
 
With Honza Svas...

February 18, 2016

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The search for enchanting sounds leads to some interesting musical combinations. The language of emotions is almost the same across the world. In recent times, baul music, the itinerant folk form of Bengal, has had its tryst with fusion. It’s possibly the free-flowing character of the music that lends itself to a global musical blend. The city of joy recently witnessed one such collaboration between Auster Loo from Belgium and Brahma Khyapa from Kolkata. Auster Loo consists of Simon Leleux who plays percussions from Arab and the Middle East and flutist Lydia Thonnard.

 

Talking about the journey of Auster Loo, Simon says, “We decided to start playing together two years ago. Initially we wanted to compose our tracks with influences of music Middle Eastern music, giving s...

January 5, 2016

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Ex-Gráda frontman and Lord of the Rings soloist Alan Doherty, moves forward with this new band, ALDOC.

December 29, 2015

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Bai Ling has the key to success. Do what you are passionate about. If you do that on thing, everything else flows and life is not a struggle. Bai Ling, who has starred in major Hollywood ventures such as "Anna and The King", "Star Wars 3" and Ang Lee's "The Wedding Banquet" was in Kolkata as part of the jury for the KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015. I hadthe opportunity to speak with her about her life and journey in Hollywood.
 
How did you begin acting? Is this something you had dreamt of?
 
To me everything in life happens naturally, I was very shy almost mute as a child. I was, for some reason fearful of life and of people. I know I have a beautiful rich universe inside me. There is a power of magic hidden, if I don't find a way to express it, then it wil...

November 15, 2015

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Tattoo is a way of expressing your feelings through your skin- Mo Naga

 

 

Photo by Mr. Tarun Gargh

 

Mo Naga, an alumnus of NIFT-Hyderabad is a self-taught tattoo artist. He is reviving traditional tattoos of the tribal people of North-East, creating neo-tribal designs. His designs are exposing to the world the lost tattoos of Northeastern tribes. Recently Mo Naga was present here at an exhibition at the Indian Museum aimed at documenting the traditions of past generations of Konyaks an initiative by Phejin Konyak, a descendant of the tattooed headhunters of the Konyak tribe. She has worked relentlessly for conserving the vanishing art.Renowned Dutch photographer Peter Bos, a collaborator in the research of Phejin Konyak..Abhijit Ganguly spoke to Mo Naga.

 

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