SONO Hosts: DOSTI MUSIC PROJECT
SOUND OBSERVATORY NEW ORLEANS Hosts DOSTI:
The Dosti Music Project—a month-long creative collaboration between ten “Dosti Fellow” musicians from India, Pakistan, and the US—has a nine-day New Orleans residency March 9-17th.
March 10: Open Ears, Blue Nile 10pm
March 13: Tigermen Den 7pm
March 15: Snug Harbor 8 & 10pm
The Dosti Music Project brings together ten musicians from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. for a monthlong residency and tour (February 23-March 21, 2015). An initiative of the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan, produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, Dosti invites four Pakistanis, four Indians, and two U.S. musicians from a wide variety of traditions, ranging from Sufi singing to beatmaking to avant-guard jazz, to collaboratively write, record, and perform original music, re-invent traditional music, and develop initiatives that will make a positive impact on communities locally and internationally. Dosti, which means friendship in both Urdu and Hindi, seeks to transcend political and cultural barriers through cross-cultural musical collaboration.