Monthly Archives: May 2012

New York Japan CineFest: Short Film Program

Co-presented by Asia Society and Mar Creation, Inc.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Venue: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York)

Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, these seven award-winning shorts, including live action and animation, offer rich insight into the imagination and creative impulse of seven U.S.-based filmmakers. Program attended by filmmakers. Reception to follow, sponsored by Asahi Beer. Among all the films DooBeeDoo recommends The 8th Samurai.

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Concert recommendation: HarmoNYom in association with Anamika-Navatman presents its first concert of The Music Room Project 2012!

An incredible and unique Hindustani vocal and sitar Jugalbandi Concert!

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Alvin Ailey Theater (405 West 55 Street, New York, NY)
Tickets: $35, $20 (students/Seniors)/Online: http://musicroom2012.eventbrite
Genre: Indian classical music

Line up: Debapriya Adhikary – vocalist, Samanwaya Sarkar – sitarist  accompanied on tabla by Nitin Mitta.

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Recommended concert: pianist/composer Jeremy Siskind performing jazz and classical music at Carnegie Hall!

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Ticket: $35
Genre: Jazz and classical piano music

The Abby Whiteside Foundation presents pianist and composer Jeremy Siskind in a concert of both jazz and classical music on Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 8 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Included in the program are five songs from his latest recording Finger-Songwriter to be released on May 15, 2012 on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, as well eight Etudes by Claude Debussy.

The complete program

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Concert review: Taikoza banged the big barrel-sized taiko here among the steel and concrete skyscrapers of New York…

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Venue: The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Videos and photos: by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
Concert review by Jim Hoey

Taiko is an ancient form of Japanese drumming that most New Yorkers have no familiarity with, yet recently the Taikoza group, led by Swiss-born director Marco Lienhardbanged the big barrel-sized  taiko here among the steel and concrete skyscrapers of New York in the time-honored, Japanese, tradition of cleansing the Spring atmosphere of evil spirits through the banging of drums, dancing, and playing of flutes (shakahachi and fue), and a Japanese 13 strings instrument (koto).

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