INDALO | NO SURPRISES
Date: Friday, 4 May
Time: 3:30 PM - 8 PM
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, House #510, Road #7, Dhanmondi
When the band actually started, Indalo used to play covers of songs that had a profound impact on all the members. As an introduction to the audience they once uploaded songs from the early jam sessions. One of them happened to be a Radiohead number. Over the years they have picked up and played many songs by Radiohead, a tribute they felt was long overdue.
'No Surprises'…but how can you be sure? Nothing like the band levitating, but something equally exciting.
Priced at Tk 400, tickets are now available at Tokyo Diner, Taste of Lanka, Burgerkill, and Bull n Barrels.
For online bookings log on to: www.jetechao.com/event/2612/indalo-%7C-no-surprises
EMK HAPPYHOUR PRESENTS — 4CATS: A MUSICAL WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE
Date: Thursday, 3 May
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center Building (9th Floor), House 5, Road 16, Dhanmondi
The 4Cats is a combination of the explosive musical talent of Nishad Pandey and The Robert Russell Trio. Nishad was born in India, and has lived in Japan, UK, USA, and Australia. As a result of his cosmopolitan upbringing, Nishad was exposed to a variety of musical and cultural traditions. He is a member of the experimental world pop band Hatchlings, modern classical/jazz piano-guitar duo Tinctures, pop-jazz band Carola Ortiz Group, Indian Classical fusion band Calcutta Chronicles, improvised violin-guitar duo Escalator Shimmy, and German-Indian acoustic folk trio Bengal to Bavaria.
The Robert Russell Trio's sound is an amalgamation of musical styles that have influenced their musical journey. They incorporate elements of Asian, Middle Eastern, Jazz, Classical, Latin and Rock to create music that is unique, complex and eclectic.
Robert's virtuosic piano melodies are accompanied by the groove of his stellar rhythm section; Towfiq Arifin on drums and Tanveer Haque on bass.
The quartet will perform original compositions by Robert Russell and Nishad Pandey as well as a few standard jazz tunes.
Tickets: Tk 100 (Free for EMK Center and American Center Members upon showing ID card).
Tickets will be available at the venue prior to the event.
DISPLACED IN DHAKA, ART EXHIBITION BY KUNTAL BARAI
Date: Friday, 4 May to Friday, 18 May
Venue: La Galerie, Alliance Francaise
Dhaka is somewhat a necessary evil, but the majority of Dhakaites do not find the city safe any longer. As an artist, Barai's work takes into account the chaos as well as the sense of loss we have developed over the years. Still, he believes there is an organic form of life in this chaos through which a new vision may one day burst out. His work is neither a mere depiction of the lived experience, nor an interpretation where reality has dissolved into conventional aesthetic standards. It is in fact a mixture of both.
ECO FAIR – PART 2
Date: Thursday, 5 May
Time: 10 AM - 8 PM
Venue: Cityscape, 53 Gulshan Avenue
Eco Fair is back with the one of a kind event in the city, and this time they are bigger and better than before. In addition to the ventures featured in the first Eco Fair, this time they will be bringing grassroots organic producers that you have never heard of before, yet they are fully verified by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute. They will also have a session conducted by eminent scientists, agriculturists, conservationists and other experts in relevant fields. Mark your day and enjoy.
DILNAWAZ: RESIDENCY AND THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
Date: Tuesday, 1 May to Sunday, 29 June
Time: 10 AM - 9 PM
Venue: Bangladesh National Museum
Shadhona and Sashar Zarif are engaged in a creative project, Dilnawaz. The project was inspired by a short story by Rahat Ara Bagum, an early 20th century Calcutta based Urdu writer.
Dilnawaz is a term in Sufi mysticism. The term like many other mystical terms is very hard to translate in a concise form. Dil means heart, the centre of our body and our presence in this life. The event intends to “touch the heart.”