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The S&M Project With Sabrina Price and Samson Philip at Mixtape Thursdays

The S&M Project – unplugged with Sabrina Price and Samson Philip

Sabrina Price is a noticeable face in the Bangalore music circuit. A vocalistsamson-philip sabrina-priceand karaoke host, Sabrina collaborates with musicians from all over to bring a power packed performance on time, every time.

Samson Philip – Plays with a lot of notable bands from Bangalore and is a Sound Engineer by profession. An avid rock climber, Samson is a technically sound musician and plays percussion, guitars and the keys.

Both musicians will be playing an unplugged set. No microphones and no speakers just a raw acoustic music.

They come with a varied set list comprising of many genres. Expect everything from the old to the new.

Thursday | 23rd February 2017 | 9:00 PM

Windsor Pub,
# 968, 12th Main,
HAL 2nd Stage,
Bengaluru – 560038

Entry free

Screening of Documentary IRAN’S ARROW.

Screening of Documentary IRAN’S ARROW
The Rise and Fall of Paykan
a film by Shahin Amin and Sohrab Daryabandari

Screening Presented by Vikalp Bengaluru

screening-of-documentary-irans-arrow-the-rise-and-fall-of-paykan-a-film-by-shahin-amin-and-sohrab-daryabandari-screeningn-at-everest-talkies-bengaluru-presented-by-vikalp-bengaluruA documentary about the Paykan – Iran’s equivalent to the Indian Ambassador car.
Linked with Iran’s major historical and sociological landmarks, such as the White Revolution (1963), the Islamic Revolution (1979), the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), and social economic mutations of the post-war era, the car has become synonymous with Iran.

Iran’s Arrow is a 78 minutes film about a British car that was introduced to Iran in 1967. It was produced for 38 years. It can be seen in the streets of Iran today. The film shows the impact this car had on the Iranian’s society and the impact the Iranian society had on this car.

On the spring of 1967 when the first Paykan rolled off the assembly line on the outskirt of Tehran, no one thought this car could be produced for 38 years or could have such an impact on a whole nation. Iran’s Arrow (Persian Title: In Paykan) features numerous talking heads who share a common interest for the country’s emblematic car, ranging from historical to sociological analyses, from technical to artistic expertise and from sheer passion to a complicated love-hate relationship. It uses rare archive footage, as well as a large collection of vintage photos, to document the history of Paykan, the way it’s been perceived throughout the years, and its links with Iran’s major historical and sociological landmarks, such as the white revolution, the
industrialization, the rise of the middle class, the revolution, the war, and the economic and social mutations of the post-war era. Older Paykan owners – including official and unofficial taxi drivers- testify of the fundamental role it played and still plays in their everyday life, as a means of transport, a source of income, and sometimes an achievement in itself. A number of Paykan enthusiasts, most of them from the younger generation, are being interviewed about their very special relationship with the car they grew up with. The film also documents the decline of the Paykan, while showing how it is still very much alive in the culture and memory of the country, notably through interviews with artists who use Paykan as the medium or the subject of their art.

The filmmakers will join for a post screening phone chat.

Duration: 78 minutes
Country: IRAN
Year: 2015

Screening of Documentary on Thursday | 23rd February 2017 | 7:00 PM

Everest Talkies,
1. Kenchappa Road,
opp. Bangalore East Railway Station
Fraser Town,
Bengaluru 560 005.

Directions to the Venue:

Mussanjeyalli Nadeda Ghatane at Ranga Shankara Yuva Natakakotsava 2017

ಮುಸ್ಸಂಜೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಘಟನೆ

mussanjeyalli-nadeda-ghatane-kannada-play-by-samooha-spandana-chikkamagalur-at-ranga-shankara-yuva-natakakotsava-2017-rangashankara-bengaluruನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವ ಸಾಹಿತಿ ” *ಫ್ರೆಡರಿಕ್ ಕೋರ್ಬ್ಸ್* ಜಗದ್ವಿಖ್ಯಾತ ಬರಹಗಾರ, ನೊಬೆಲ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ವಿಜೇತ. 22 ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಗಳ ಬರೆದಿರುವಾತ. ಕೋರ್ಬ್ಸ್ ನ ಗ್ರಾಂಡ್ ಹೋಟೆಲ್ ರೂಮಿಗೆ : ಅನಧಿಕೃತವಾಗಿ ಅಪ್ಪಣೆಯಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶ ಮಾಡುವ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಪಾತ್ರವೇ *ಫಿಯರ್ ಗಾರ್ಡ್ ಹೋಫರ್*.
ಹೋಫರ್ ಒಬ್ಬ ಖಾಸಗಿ ಪತ್ತೇದಾರ. ಇವನ ಪತ್ತೆದಾರಿಕೆಗೆ ಮೂಲ ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಕೋರ್ಬ್ಸ್ ನ ೨೨ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಗಳೆ.
ಹೋಫರ್ ಕೋರ್ಬ್ಸ್ ನನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿಯಾಗುವ ಉದ್ದೇಶವೇ ತನ್ನ ಪರಿಶ್ರಮದ ಪತ್ತೇದಾರಿಕೆಗೆ ಫಲಕಾಣುವುದು.
ಆ ಪತ್ತೇದಾರಿಕೆಯ ಚರ್ಚೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋರ್ಬ್ಸ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಅವನ ಆಲೋಚನೆಗಳು ಬಿಚ್ಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾ ಸಾಗಿದಂತೆ, ಹೋಫರ್ ನ ಪತ್ತೇದಾರಿಕೆಯ ಹಾದಿಯೂ ತೆರೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ.
ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಿಬ್ಬರೂ ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಮುಖಾಮುಖಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಮುನಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಪ್ರಭಾವಿತರಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಭಯಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆತಂಕಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ…..
ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಘಟಿಸುವ ಸಂಜೆಯೇ… ಮುಸ್ಸಂಜೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಘಟನೆ.

ರಂಗ ಶಂಕರ ಯುವ ನಾಟಕೋತ್ಸವ – 2017
ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 21 | ಸಂಜೆ 7:30 | 100/-

Mussanjeyalli Nadeda Ghatane
Kannada Play
by Samooha Spandana, Chikkamagalur
at Ranga Shankara Yuva Natakakotsava 2017

PlayWright: M.S.K. Prabhu
Director: Vineeth Kumar

Tickets available at #RangaShankara box office and also online on Bookmyshow
RangaShankara accepts payment by paytm/debit and credit card.

Mussanjeyalli Nadeda Ghatane on Tuesday | 21st February 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

Directions to the Venue:

Illustrated Talk on Indian Paper Money – A Journey Through the Ages.

Bangalore International Centre (A TERI Initiative) presents Illustrated Talk / Presentation on Indian Paper Money – A Journey Through the Ages.
Mr. Rezwan Razack
Managing Director, Prestige Group
and Collector of Old Indian Bank Notes

illustrated-talk-presentation-on-indian-paper-money-a-journey-through-the-ages-by-mr-rezwan-razack-at-bangalore-international-centreAbout the topic
The talk, supported by an audio-visual presentation, is based on the journey of Indian Paper Money from 1809 till the present day, which includes paper money issued and circulated by the three colonies – The British, The French and the Portuguese who colonised India, the early banknotes of India and the Presidency Banks, the banknotes of Princely States of Kashmir and Hyderabad, the Prisoners of War Coupons and Cash Coupons used by the Princely States, Indian money used in Burma and Pakistan, Indian banknotes used for circulation in Persian Gulf countries and notes used by Haj Pilgrims.

About Mr. Rezwan Razack
Rezwan Razack, the co-founder and Managing Director of the Prestige Group is well-known as a leading Property Developer. He is also India’s biggest collector of Indian Bank Notes. He is passionate about Indian Paper Money and his collection includes one note of every variety of paper money, pertaining to India, since its inception. His collection has been built up over a period of 40 years, coupled with in-depth study and research on the subject. The outcome was a book, released in January 2012, and co-authored by him – “The Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money”. Currently he is the Chairman of the International Bank Society – Indian Banknote Collectors’ Chapter. Mr Razack was awarded the 2010 Achievement Award by the International Bank Note Society for significant contribution to The Advancement of Numismatic Knowledge by his article ‘Banknotes of Portuguese India’. He also won the Fred Philipson Award for the best article in IBNS Journal 2010.

Talk on Thursday | 23rd February 2017 | 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560 071.

Ranga Shankara Yuva Natakotsava 2017

Ranga Shankara Yuva Natakotsava 2017

Investing in the next generation of Directors of Kannada Plays

“The classics, it seems to me, have to be rediscovered every ten years. One must not stand still. The world goes so fast that at each decade there is a sort of different note in the air. One must find it. When one has found it, he reinterprets the text. This is not a matter of complete reinterpretation but one of approaching the play with real spontaneity and joy so that it has an absolutely topical effect. Otherwise the performance becomes what we call ham and old-fashioned and declamatory and all the things that one dreads in a bad performance.”
Sir John Gielgud

Tickets Rs. 100/- available at #RangaShankara and
Payment accpeted through paytm / Credit and Debit Cards

21st to 26th February 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

Directions to the Venue:

The forgotten clock tower of Russell market -An exclusive Walk

The forgotten clock tower of Russell market.
An exclusive Walk by Bengaluru by Foot

Another exclusive walk in Shivajinagar which takes us to the sights and sounds around the iconic Russell market.

Everyone knows that Russell market was completed in 1927 by the British, but what not many know is the fact that there once stood an earlier market on the same spot called as the “New market”. This had a central clock tower which was reused in the Russell market super structure. Was it a con job to grab government funds for a job not done or was it the fact that the tower was an architectural masterpiece which the builders didn’t want to demolish. Join to unravel the truth behind this with some old photos and maps in between tasting dates from all across the globe.

You also get to meet some wrestlers & pay respects at a church, a temple and the tomb of a Sufi saint on this walk.

Also included are a visit to an iconic bakery and a South Indian restaurant in this area.

1.Cost of this walk is INR 600/- with 25% off for senior citizens above 60 years & children between 9-16 years.
2. A minimum of 4 people are required [who have made payment in advance] to conduct a walk. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the walk if there are less than 4 walkers.
3. Advance payment is taken for all the walks and tours conducted by Bengaluru By Foot
4. Once you buy the tickets, You will be intimated about the starting point of the walk.
5. In case you buy the ticket but are unable to attend the walk, The organizers can accommodate you on a similar walk over the next three months.
6. In case Bbengaluru by foot is unable to conduct this walk, the entire amount paid in advance by the walkers will be refuded.

Tickets available online:

Sunday | 19th February 2017 | 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM

`Les Songes Voyageurs’ – Dramatic Music

`Les Songes Voyageurs’ Dramatic Music
by renowned French Countertenor

Presented by The Bangalore School of Music As part of the 15th East West Music and Dance Encounter 2017, in association with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Institut Francaise and Oman Air.

thierry-gregoire-countertenor`Les Songes Voyageurs’, French counter-tenor extraordinaire, Thierry Gregoire, together with Etienne Galletier on the theorbo, (a plucked string instrument of the lute family, with an extended neck and a second pegbox),and Nolwenn Le Guern on the viola da gamba (a bowed, fretted and stringed instruments that first appeared in Spain in the mid to late 15th century and was most popular in the Renaissance and Baroque periods)will present a programme of songs by arguably one of Britain’s greatest Sacred music, Theatre music and Opera composers, Henry Purcell (1659-1695) (music by Christopher Simpson and Robert de Visee) filled with emotion, drama, poetry, love, fire and despair.

About Thierry Gregoire – Countertenor
Countertenor Thierry Gregoire, has performed over 20 concerts in India alone. A student of James Bowman, Paul Esswood and Henri Ledroi, Thierry has won awards from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Vellutti International Singing Competition (Italy).

A promising voice with a rare and much sought-after tessitura, he made a name for himself in over 350 performances of “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” by Moliere and Lully at La Comedie Francaise. He quickly came to the attention of prominent conductors such as Marc Minowski, Jean Claude Malgoire, Chritstophe Rousee and Jonathan Darlington.

Invited by the most prestigious festivals (Aix en Provenance, Beaune, Festival d’Ile de France d’Art Sacre, Wiener Festwochen, Flaneries Musicals of Reims), Thierry Gregoire also appeared on the international stage in productions in Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne, New York and also in concerts in Australia, Korea, Germany, Italy and India.

He collaborated twice with the baroque orchestra Modo Antiquo directed by Frederico Maria Sardelli. He also worked in two productions for the Barga Festival and contributed to two opera recordings of Vivaldi, Orlandi Furioso and Tito Manlio.

Thierry Gregoire is interested in contemporary music, too, and has developed many operas: Patrice Fouillaud’s C’est la faute à Werther, Bernanrd Cavanna’s Raphael, reviens! (CD recording). He also contributed to Rolf Liebermann’s Medea: he was the Kreon in the Opera Bastille in Paris.

He worked alongside the Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena; the duo won the award for the best stage performance at the Golden Prague International Television Festival. The French music magazine Classica festured him as a Classica RTL young talent and included his music in the RTL Discoveries CD.
Under the guidance of Jean-Claude Malgoire, he took part in many productions (Monteverdi’s Vepres de la Vierge, Haendel’s Rinaldo, Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Haendel’s Agrippina, CD and DVD recordings)

From his satisfying (professional) life, he is able to touch a cord in his audience. This is certainly why he is so popular for concerts (20 concerts in India, Radio Roumaine, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Vietnam, France, Colombia, Costa Rica – opening concert of the 12th baroque music festival in San Jose, Panama, San Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Gabon), with indubitable success in each performance.

Following the innumerable concerts he performed in, the idea dawned on him to found Les Songes Voyageurs group, a consequence of his globetrotting as a musician and his strong will to make a concert a musical journey.

Concert is open to all those wanting to attend such a concert. For more details contact the BSM (080-41285017:Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm)

Come and be enthralled of the magic of the music, and experience a Western classical concert of highest international standards here in our very own Namma Bengaluru, an experience not to be missed!

The Concert will be held on Sunday 19th, February 2017 at 7:00pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore,