In La Media Inglesa's "The Lost Lives," Nepali workers and their families tell their stories of the impact of working on the World Cup stadium in Qatar.
Music, Sound, and Documentary Film in the Global South
Bhakta Syangtan and I wrote about the making of our film Singing A Great Dream for the book Music, Sound, and Documentary Film in the Global South, edited by Christopher Ballengee. In our chapter, "Narrating a Revolutionary Life through Song: Personal, Political, and Musical Choices in Making Singing A Great Dream" (Chapter 4) we both… Continue reading Music, Sound, and Documentary Film in the Global South
CFP: CSAS Spring Symposium on Health and Community in South Asia
CSAS Spring Symposium: Health and Community in South AsiaApril 20–22, 2022 (Virtual) We at the Center for South Asian Studies at UH Mānoa are accepting abstracts for our Spring Symposium, which will take place virtually on April 20–22, 2022. Abstracts are now due at the extended deadline of FEBRUARY 15, 2022, and can be submitted at… Continue reading CFP: CSAS Spring Symposium on Health and Community in South Asia
Review of Singing Across Divides in Himalaya Journal
Many thanks to Mason Brown for his lovely and detailed review of Singing Across Divides in the journal Himalaya! Himalaya is now available open access from the University of Edinburgh, so this review is available online along with many excellent articles and photo essays.
NEH Grant for Subi Shah Translations Project
My team and I are delighted to announce that we've been awarded an NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant for the project, Nepali Folk Performance: The Works of Subi Shah.
Review of Dan Bendrups’ Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island
I was lucky to get to review Dan Bendrups' book on musical sustainability on Easter Island--a welcome example of how musical sustainability can be a paradigm for ethnographic writing.
Conversation with Sarangi player Shyam Nepali: Echoes in the Valley Festival 2021
Shyam Nepali is the featured artist for this year's year-long online version of Kathmandu's Echoes in the Valley Festival. As part of the "letters home" series, Nepali musicians outside of Nepal are sending "letters home" via recorded conversations, and I got to do one with him! You can view our conversation (in Nepali) about playing… Continue reading Conversation with Sarangi player Shyam Nepali: Echoes in the Valley Festival 2021
View Full Film: Singing A Great Dream
https://youtu.be/57DaBnErmmQ Singing A Great Dream: The Revolutionary Songs and Life of Khusiram Pakhrin, by Bhakta Syangtan and Anna Stirr, premiered online on November 21, 2020. You can learn more about the film at http://www.singingagreatdream.com.
https://youtu.be/6NZF-YNIEiE I made this video at the request of the Lotus organization in Honolulu, for their online Diwali celebration. Happy Tihar, Deepawali, Diwali, to all! To my Newar friends, Nhu Daya Bhintuna! - Anna
Singing a Great Dream Online Premiere: Nov. 21, 2020, 9:00 am UTC-10 (Nepal Time)
"Songs...speak the truth of life." "गीतले जीवनको सत्य बोल्छ।" Please join us for the online Premiere of Singing A Great Dream: The Revolutionary Songs and Life of Khusiram Pakhrin--the story of people’s singer, songwriter, and Nepali Maoist cultural leader Khusiram Pakhrin’s musical journey through nearly 4 decades of political movements and revolution in Nepal, featuring… Continue reading Singing a Great Dream Online Premiere: Nov. 21, 2020, 9:00 am UTC-10 (Nepal Time)
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