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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 info@subswara.com

State of Bengal
(betelnutrecords.com, stateofbengal.com)
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 floor.

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 youth workshops.

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 discussion.

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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.