Bollywood Marathon at Machine Project & Echo Park Film Collective – August 13, 2016


Bollywood Marathon at Machine Project and Echo Park Film Center

Saturday August 13, 2016
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
12pm – 12am  |  $10

Saris. Disco. Dancing. Amitabh Bachchan. Aishwarya Rai. Get ready for the epic Bollywood Marathon at Machine Project and Echo Park Film Center!  Over the course of 12 hours, we’ll be transporting you to the streets of Mumbai, the fields of Switzerland, and the Mughal courts of emperor Akbar. Bollywood fanatic Robin Sukhadia curates three of Bollywood’s greatest films, with a sprinkling of live music, literary interpretations, lectures, and samosas in between. Expect special guests. Drop in for a minute, stay a while, or the entire day!
$10 admission.Here’s the lineup, don’t miss it:Machine Project:
12PM - Welcome to Bollywood
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM - Lecture on The Mughals and Bollywood
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM - Lecture on AR Rahman and Amitabh Bachchan
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Literary Interpretations of Bollywood - Six writers riff on the highs and lows of Bollywood film.
Featuring: Neelanjana Banerjee, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Saurabh Kikani, Kenji Liu, Nihar Patel, and Minal Hajratwala.
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Bollywood Remixed by SADUBAS and special musical guests Mandeep Sethi and Azeem Khan
Echo Park Film Lab Bollywood Film Screenings:
12:30PM – 4PM Jodhaa Akbar (2008) – Subtitled
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM - Silsila (1981) – Subtitled
7:45 PM – 11 PM - Qurbani (1980)
11PM – Guwahati presented by Echo Park Film Collective

Kalakari Collective will be selling one of kind Bollywood art and clothing all day!

The Bollywood Bites food truck will be parked outside from Noon to 3:30pm!

Robin is a Bollywood scholar and a disciple of tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. In 2011, he completed a Senior Research Fulbright Fellowship in India, where he developed 6 music education programs across India and Nepal, each serving children in some of the poorest regions and communities of South Asia. More at www.tablapusher.com.


Rain Ragas – July 31, 2016

In North India, music ushers in the rainy season. Join the New Weather Station for a concert that features traditional rainmaking music followed by a talk with LA-based musicians Robin Sukhadia (tabla) and Rajib Karmakar (sitar), presented in collaboration with CURRENT artist Chris Kallmyer. Starting at 5:00 p.m., enjoy sun tea from Solarc Brewing and a weekly publication by LA-based artist Gray Wielebinski.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Norman O Houston Park – 4918 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008


RSVP here: http://www.currentla.org/rain-ragas/




Wanderlust + BioRhythm LA on August 6, 2016


I’ll be performing with Aalok Mehta and Ireesh Lal on the main stage and the Acoustic Space on August 6, 2016. We are very excited to announce the musical and creative lineup for Biorhythmla with tons of unique rooms and spaces for you to discover! Body painted performers will surround you everywhere you go!

Tickets available $35 for a limited time:


Theater of Sound Concert Series at Craft & Folk Art Museum – July 14, 2016


Celebrate summer at CAFAM with this special event where L.A. musicians and DJs fill the museum’s galleries with an experimental mix of music and sound. Enjoy beer and tacos in the courtyard, too!

Happy hour begins 6:00pm
Live music and DJs 6:30 – 9:00pm
$7 general admission | All ages welcome
Food for purchase by Comida Leyva

El-Haru Kuroi
Glenn Red (La Junta / Afro Funké)
Gingee (Magic Garage)
Robin Sukhadia + Aalok Mehta





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Family Dance Jam – August 27 with SADUBAS

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Tongva Park, Santa Monica
Sessions one: 10:00 a.m.
Session two: 11:00 a.m. 

The “Family Dance Jam” comes to Tongva Park, in Santa Monica.  Featuring two 45 minutes sets, the “Family Dance Jam” is an inter-generational movement workshop designed for people of all ages, incorporating both open play and directed experience, ensuring that each participant and family gets their own unique dance party.  Sadubas, a DJ duo featuring Ameet Mehta and Robin Sukhadia, that combines recorded with live drums, will provide the soundtrack, and the “Family Dance Jam” team of dancers will be there to help create an environment of fun and creativity.  This is an event that is guaranteed to provide a good time for all family members.