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29 January 2014
As part of the ongoing WORD.SOUND.POWER exhibition at New Delhi’s Khoj in a first of its kind collaboration with internationally renowned Tate Modern; Saturday February 1st will feature a dynamic range of performances, discussions and screenings.
We’re most excited about catching Delhi Sultanate perform material from Word Sound Power’s Blood Earth project; a ground breaking initiative that has been taking shape since 2010. Adopting the form of multimedia collaborations with South Asian artists, the project explore the sounds and songs of resistance while also creating new music with revolutionary musicians.
Helmed by electronic music producer Chris McGuinness and dancehall artist and MC Delhi Sultanate, they have taken their mobile studio around the country with every project resulting in a music album and documentary which is captured by Kush Badhwar.
To date WSP has delivered the following collaborations: The Bant Singh Project (Punjab, India 2010), Blood Earth (Odisha, India 2011) and Gaddar (Telangana, India 2012). Earlier this year Blood Earth also won the Adolfas Mekas award at Experimenta film festival and will be screened at this years Berlinale in Febuary. You can watch a trailer for the film below:
This will no doubt be an incredibly powerful performance, one you really shouldn’t miss. The icing on the cake is that you can download all tracks from the Blood Earth project for free here.
The full programme of events on Saturday at Khoj can be seen here:
5pm: Screening of Handsworth Songs (1986) by John Akomfrah
6pm: Panel discussion with John Akomfrah & Amar Kanwar moderated by Ashish Rajadhyaksha
7.30pm: Performance by artist Mithu Sen
8.30pm: Live Performance by Word.Sound.Power
More information at the Khoj website here