Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Celebration of Sikh Films

Join us for a celebration

of films by, about and

for Sikhs

Saturday • February 3rd • 2007

The Spinning Wheel Film Festival Bay Area is pleased to bring back Spinning Wheel Film Festival 2007, and for the second time in Bay Area after a successful debut last year.

Of particular note is the The The Spinning Wheel Film Festival Bay Area on Saturday, February 3rd 2007, featuring Sikh documentaries, feature length movies, shorts and animated films, Q&A sessions with directors, producers and filmmakers from UK, Canada, India, Australia and USA. We are proud to announce that we will be showcasing films like ‘Gold Bracelet’, ‘Who do you think you are’ and ‘Amu’ in this year’s film festival. [From the official website.]

Here is the schedule and a description of the movies for this year’s film festival.

Cubberley Auditorium
School of Education, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall Stanford CA 94305


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Swamini Turiyasangitananda: 1937 - 2007

Although I'm truly shocked and saddened by her unexpected passing, I can take comfort in the fact that, unlike other spouses/children of famous artists whose own work will always be compared/overshadowed by their more notable kin, many were aware of and touched by her beautiful and serene music. "Blues Minor," a duet with the equally brilliant Marian McPartland, is a far more intricate and exquisite affair than its deceptively simple title would lead you to believe. "Opus 27," another duet, is much more subdued and somber, endlessly evocative without the uttering of a single word. Rest assured, both works will serve as my soundtrack for the next few days as I remember this fallen jazz legend.

Alice Coltrane with Marian McPartland - Blues Minor

Alice Coltrane with Marian McPartland - Opus 27

Much thanks to Siddhartha and fellow bloggers for bringing this news to the attention of myself and others who may not have otherwise found out. I'm glad to know others in our community were lucky enough to be see her perform or just enjoy her presence, even if it was for a fleeting moment.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Happy New Year 1993!

From all of us at Coca Cola, Happy New Year.