策劃：特賈斯維莉·尼南賈納Curated by Tejaswini Niranjana
Singers演唱: Rutuja Lad, Bindhumalini Narayanswamy, Omkarnath Havaldar
Lyricist作詞: Chow Yiu-Fai 周耀輝
Cantonese Vocal Coach / Performer 粵語指導／演出：Natalie Yuen 袁梓烈
An evening of Hindustani classical music with 3 singers from India, including collaborative musical experiments with Cantopop.
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Presented by: Kwan Fong Cultural Research & Development Programme, Lingnan University, West Heavens
Sponsored by Moonchu Foundation
2016年11月，由印度導演Surabhi Sharma和文化理論學者Tejaswini Niranjana創作的錄像裝置《利亞茲》參展第十一屆上海雙年展。作為雙年展的合作活動，西天中土舉辦了包括中印音樂在內的名為“利亞茲空間”的系列工作坊和演出。
In November 2016, a video installation, authored by film-maker Surabhi Sharma and cultural theorist Tejaswini Niranjana, and titled "Riyaaz' (practice), was exhibited at the 11th Shanghai Biennale. As a collateral event of the Biennale, a series of workshops and performances called 'The Space of Riyaaz' took place, involving Indian and Chinese music.
Building on the collaborative energies of the November 2016 project, the Saath-Saath Project, extending over three years, will aim to achieve new collaborative outcomes with the participation of Indian and Chinese musicians. The Hindi word Saath means ‘together’.
The overall objective is to generate a strong interest in thinking through questions of cultural practice in Mainland China and Hong Kong with the inputs of scholars and musicians from India. A long-term goal would be to enlarge the scope of critical social science-humanities scholarship through connecting to the ways in which cultural practices like music-making help us interrogate the contemporary moment. What is our relationship to the past as we envisage it in Asia? What does it mean to acquire the skills to perform Indian classical music or play the pipa or act in Kunqu opera today? What do modes of performance and musical teaching styles in India and China tell us about how we relate to our everyday worlds? The first step in exploring some of these questions would be to develop collaborative conversations between musicians. The Saath-Saath Project enlists Indian and Chinese performers to open up avenues of musical conversation.
TEJASWINI NIRANJANA is Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She has an MA in English and Aesthetics (1981) from the University of Bombay, an MPhil in Linguistics (1982) from the University of Pune, and a PhD (1988) from the University of California at Los Angeles. She taught for ten years in the English Department of the University of Hyderabad before moving to Bangalore to help set up the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) in 1998 which until 2014 offered an innovative PhD in Cultural Studies, the first of its kind in India. For her research work, Tejaswini has been awarded the Homi Bhabha Fellowship, the Sephis Fellowship, the Prince Claus Fund award (twice), the Rockefeller Fellowship, and the Sawyer Fellowship. Her publications include Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Durham, 2006) and Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context (Berkeley, 1992). She has co-edited Interrogating Modernity: Culture and Colonialism in India (Kolkata, 1993) and Genealogies of the Asian Present: Situating Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Delhi, 2015). She has co-produced, with Surabhi Sharma, the films Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean, and Phir se Samm pe Aana (Returning to the first beat), a new documentary on Hindustani music in Mumbai. In 2015, she curated an exhibition in Mumbai titled Making Music-Making Space. At the 11th Shanghai Biennale, she and Surabhi Sharma showed a video installation titled Riyaaz (Practice).
出生於音樂世家，啟蒙於作為北印度古典音樂界著名聲樂歌手的父親Nagaraj Rao Havaldar博士，後師從Kiran流派元老級人物Pt. Madhava Gudi以及Atrauli Jaipur流派的Pt. Panchakshari Swami Mattigatti，並集兩者之大成。目前，他正師從Pt. Indudhar Nirody學習Dhrupad及Khayal聲樂流派。他於Jayanagar國立學院獲得心理學學士學位，後於邁索爾的KSGH音樂與藝術大學獲得音樂碩士學位。他曾獲得卡納達地方與卡納塔克邦文化部共同設立的Kishora Pratibha Puraskar獎（2000年），也在許多國內外享有聲譽的舞臺上一展歌喉，如耶魯大學、芝加哥音樂中心等。他曾於2009年在阿富汗國立音樂學院教授音樂。他自2000年起成為卡納達和卡納塔卡邦文化部認定的精英藝術家，參與全印廣播電臺和印度國家電視頻道的演出，QPTV紐約臺也曾錄制過他的音樂。
Omkarnath Havaldar was born into a family of musicians, and was initiated into Hindustani classical music by his father Dr. Nagarajrao Havaldar, a well-known Hindustani classical vocalist. He was trained under masters like Pandit Madhava Gudi of Kirana Gharana and Pandit Panchakshari Swami Mattigatti of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana, and is fortunate to inherit the finest nuances of both the Gharanas. He is now pursuing his training in Dhrupad and Khayal from Pandit Indudhar Nirody. He is a graduate in Psychology from Bangalore University and completed his master’s degree in music from KSGH University of Music and Performing Arts, Mysore. He is a recipient of the Kishora Pratibha Puraskar instituted by the Kannada & Culture department, Government of Karnataka (2000), and has performed at Yale University and the Chicago Center of Music. He also taught underprivileged children at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in 2009. He is also on the elite panel of Artists at the Department of Kannada & Culture Govt. of Karnataka since 2000 and an approved graded artist for All India Radio and national television. QPTV New York has recorded his music and he does regular telecasts in the US.
五歲起接受其父母的音樂啟蒙教育。後來她壹直師從北印度Jaipur-Atrauli流派的重要傳承者Gaanyogini Dhondutai Kulkarni直至其於2014年過世。她也在Shri Sudhir Nayak門下學習過印度手風琴，目前在Ashwini bhide Deshpande博士門下接受指導。她在孟買大學DMCC和SNDT女子大學青年音樂節等古典與半古典音樂競賽中獲得諸多獎項，參與了馬拉地地區的選秀節目Sa Re Ga Ma Pa第七季並獲得前六名。她在SNDT女子大學獲得音樂碩士學位，並在壹些享有聲望的音樂機構中進行過演出，DMCC、Bhavans文化中心、Hridayesh藝術中心、INT Aditya Birla演藝中心等等。目前以訪學身份在SNDT大學音樂系研究生部工作。
Rutuja Lad was initiated into music by her parents Tanuja Lad and Umesh Lad right from the age of 5 years. Later She started learning from Gaanyogini Dhondutai Kulkarni, a torch bearer of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana and was under her tutelage until she passed away in 2014. She also learns harmonium from Shri Sudhir Nayak, and is now studying under the able guidance of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande. She has won several prizes in the intercollegiate state level classical and semi classical music competitions, and has also participated in the music reality show Marathi Idea SRGMP (Season 7) and reached till the top 6 level. She has performed at prestigious events organized by the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Bhavans Cultural Centre, Hridayesh Arts, INT Aditya Birla Centre of Performing Arts, Suburban Music Circle, Gaanyogini Mahotsav, etc. She has completed her M.A in music and stood first in S.N.D.T University music department. She is presently a visiting faculty member of the Post- Graduate Music department of S.N.D.T University.
BINDHU MALINI NARAYANASWAMY
生於音樂世家的Bindhu同時受到卡納提克和印度斯坦音樂的訓練。她師從居住在加爾各答的吉瓦利亞樂派（Gwalior Gharana）最年長的代表人物、蓮花裝勛章獲得者Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan（1908-2016）。她曾為印地語、卡納達語和泰米爾語的歌謠和電影作曲與演唱。2014年以來，她參與壹部對於蘇菲派音樂家和詩人阿米爾·庫斯魯（Amir Khusru，1253 – 1325）的音樂敘述作品。她和她的姐妹Jaya與Archana表演了《壹個無法講述的故事》（Akatha Kahani），這部創造性的作品整合了歌唱、舞蹈和故事講述，來分享她們發現15世紀印度神秘派詩人迦比爾（Kabir）的旅程。2011年，Bindhu領導了壹個英國文化處支持的“聯動課堂”項目，名為“國際之聲”，並趕在2012年倫敦奧運會期間，由60名兒童（包括13名盲童）舉辦了壹次盛大的音樂演出。Bindhu也作為演員和音樂總監在劇場工作。
Bindhu Malini Narayanaswamy is a singer trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani music, and hails from a family of musicians. She was a disciple of Padma Bhushan Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who lived in Kolkata and was the oldest exponent of the Gwalior Gharana. She has composed and sung for jingles and films in Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil. Since 2014, Bindhu has also been part of a musical narrative on Hazrat Amir Khusrau. She and her sisters Jaya and Archana perform 'Akatha Kahani' a creative work that integrates song, dance, and storytelling to share their journeys in discovering Kabir. In 2011, Bindhu headed a British Council-supported Connecting Classrooms project. Called International Voices, this project was a run up to the 2012 London Olympics and featured 60 children, including 13 from the School of Blind, in a grand musical show. Bindhu has also been involved in theatre, as an actor and also as a music director. She currently lives in Bengaluru with her husband Vasu Dixit, lead singer and songwriter of the folk rock fusion band Swarathma.
Born in Hong Kong, Chow Yiu Fai received his PhD degree at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University, Chow is also an award-winning writer. He released his first lyrics in 1989. Since then he has penned some 1,000 lyrical works for a diversity of pop artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. Lately, Chow has been increasingly involved in prose writing, multi-media and visual art projects.
Singer / Backing vocalist / Voice Talent / Composer / Art Administrator. Recently participated in Herstory Polygon’s “Floating 432Hz”, Pants Theatre Production’s “Gweilo”, Hofi Man’s “Re: Museum of Innocence” and The Artocrite’s “The Venerable Bird’s Eye View” as composer and/or live musician.