3rd i NY in association with the Sub Swara presents
DJ STATE OF BENGAL and 3rd i NY Third Anniversary
On Thursday November 10, Sub Swara proudly welcomes one of the pioneers of
cutting edge world electronic sounds and one of the world's foremost
producers to the stage -- the one and only STATE OF BENGAL.
We will also be celebrating the third anniversary of the renowned film
organization 3rd i New York with a special showcase of World and U.S.
Premiere Music Videos. All the details below...
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
Doors at 10pm
The Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan btwn Bleecker & W. 3rd
New York, NY
$10 Admission — for $8 reduced list email email@example.com
State of Bengal
Record Releases on EMI, Virgin, Real World, Six Degrees, One Little Indian, Club Wise: Various World Circuit Inc. Off Centre, & Anokha (London)
3rd i NY 3rd Anniversary
World & U.S. Premiere Videos: Featuring videos from M.I.A.,Asian Dub Foundation, Lal, and MTV Award Winners
Dhruva | Sunder | Haj
Resident DJ's meld live tabla, turntablism, and throbbing break madness to
bring you a truly unique & massive sound that's guarenteed to rock the
Pictureman brings his signature visual barrage, bridging the sensory spheres
of sight and sound.
About DJ State of Bengal
Sam, aka State of Bengal, is one of the Key DJ/ Producers to have emerged
from the Cutting Edge British Asian Music scene that emerged in the late
90's that gave birth to the 'Asian Underground' movement.
He made his mark as a cutting edge producer/DJ at the infamous 'Anokha' club
nights where he was one of the Key DJ's instrumental in the success and
aesthetic of the highly acclaimed club night. His eruptive tracks 'Flight
IC408' and 'Chittagong Chill', featured on Talvin Singh's Anokha compilation
have taken their place in history and remain anthems.
Aside from his own work, SOB has either worked, played, remixed or toured
with numerous world class artists, including Bjork, The Clash, Ronnie
Jordan, Massive Attack and the late Ananda Shankar. It was at Anokha that
Bjork discovered State Of Bengal's and pursued him to sign up to her Record
label One Little Indian, (on which his Debut album Visual audio was
released) and tour on her 'Homogenic' album world wide tour in 2001.
Following his Debut album, Sam fulfilled a long time dream in 1998; Sam's
mission to re-introduce the pioneer of '60s Indo-funk, the classical
sitarist Ananda Shankar who jammed with Jimi Hendrix and spent a long career
at the forefront of fusion and experimentation that pushed the boundaries
with his astonishing covers of Light My Fire and Jumping Jack Flash, came to
life with a collaboration album with Ananda Shankar entitled 'Walking On'
followed by a highly successful UK tour.
His last album 'Tana Tani', collaboration with Nomadic Baul Singer Paban Das
Baul was another life long ambition. Released in 04 It has been described as
"a folk culture over 500 years old meeting this digital soundscapes of the
21st century" Song Lines mag who nominated it as best global album of the
year and Voted no.2 on XLR8R mag's Global Break Beat charts 04.
True to his background Sam is committed to using music as a tool within
education and continues to work extensively in this area in the form of
State Of Bengal's unique style continues to be in high demand and plays at
clubs and festivals around the globe both as a Dj and with his live band. He
was also instrumental in successfully introducing the 'British Asian
Underground' scene into Mumbai in 1998 and helped to create a huge platform
for aspiring Dj's and producers there.
State Of Bengal is finalizing his new concept Album Skip-IJ. Skip-IJ
unleashes yet another side of Sate of Bengal... with its play ground
rhythms, several tracks feature vocalist from around the globe, with its off
rhythm and fusion of various street style. His DJ set on his USA dates will
give a sampler of his new tracks.
About 3rd i New York
3rd i is a non-profit, national film organization committed to promoting
diverse images of South Asians in independent film. Representing filmmakers
from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Maldives
and the global South Asian Diaspora, 3rd i supports its mission by providing
monthly film screenings, an annual film festival, networking resources and a
distribution channel serving emerging and established film makers. Through
its partnership efforts with numerous organizations, 3rd i continues to
build upon its extensive audience base for South Asian independent film in
the United States.
3rd i New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers
and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South
Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing
alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to
showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a
social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing