When Ruby Singh and celebrated Manganiyar music collective Rajasthan Josh first collaborated at Indian Summer Festival nine years ago, a spark was lit that led to a profound musical and personal friendship across continents. The result is a collaborative album titled Jhalaak (spark), a Sufi/Hip hop project that leans back to Sufi mystic poetry from the 13th century and rides that current into the future with global bass sounds. This event is the launch and first screening of a special short documentary directed by filmmaker Paneet Singh about the making of the album Jhalaak.
Following the screening of the documentary, Ruby Singh is joined by stellar fellow musician Khari Wendell McClelland, as well as Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay of PIQSIQ, for a conversation about reclaiming musical and cultural inheritances from each of their particular locations.
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Indian Summer Festival (ISF) presents multi-arts experiences that center the exciting work of culturally diverse artists, curated through a South Asian lens. We present acclaimed and emerging international and local artists, connecting Vancouver to itself and the world. Programming across literature, music, visual arts and the performing arts, we connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future. We strive to be loving and fierce, with an audacious curatorial punch that dismantles walls, plays with ideas and provokes necessary dialogue and debate. In doing this, we believe in the transformative power of the arts, and their ability to offer society’s most renewable resource: hope.
ISF is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a provincial non-profit society founded in 2011, and a federally registered charitable organization, based in Vancouver Canada.