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IMCRadio / SABN presents… IMW – INDIA MUSIC WEEK 2013 (6th-13th Oct)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on September 15, 2013

India Music Week – Oct. 6 – 13, 2013


(N.Y. / 6th Sept) – The ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) announces the launch of India Music Week (IMW) Oct 6-13, 2013.

In 2011 ARC launched our first World Music Day celebrating Islamic music and culture. This online site was accessed by more than two million people worldwide on the initial date and still gets over 2,000 visitors daily. The project was awarded the prestigious“Innovative Use of Archives Award” by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.

ARC next created the even more successful Brazilian Music Day Music Day in 2012. Again millions of fans and music industry people visited this massive research site, while the ARC acquired and catalogued more than 20,000 Brazilian recordings.

The week will kickoff as ARC + DJ Rekha set the Guinness World Record for The Largest Bhangra Dance – Sunday afternoon, Oct 6, at 5pm ! – It all takes place at the South Street Seaport, facing the water, under the overpass. The hot dance set starts with music, dancing and a practice session in preparation for setting the record. The Record attempt needs 5,000 people,so post, chat, tweet, blog, ms, crowd, face all your friends…

Dance will be a part of the NY Diwali Festival, and event organized by our friends at The Association of Indians in America NY Chapter and partners, Molecule Communications.

IMW_logo-newBuilding on this success ARC will expand a “Day” into a full India Music “Week.” IMW will be an online website to present, promote and explore the rich cultural heritage of Indian music of the past, present and future. IMW will offer videos, histories, seminars, concerts, lectures, sound files, sheet music, broadcasts, narrowcasts, album cover art galleries, essays, blogs, photos and links all highlighting the importance and beauty of Indian music as well as educate a global audience about it’s many genres and facets.

ARC’s own collection of more than 5,000 relevant recordings, with the help of Gracenote, has already grown to 25,000 catalogued Asian Indian recordings issued domestically and from around the world. This database will be one of the largest online reference tools on the web, freely available to all.

The project director for India Music Week is ARC Director B. George. Mr. George lived for a year in India in 1970, and spent Oct 2012 there where he gave a talk at the IASA Convention in New Delhi. The Project assistant is Dr. Brian Q. Silver Dr. Silver taught at Harvard, 1974-83, and was later Ethnomusicologist and World Music Curator at Voice of America, Washington, DC. He is a scholar of, and performs, North Indian music. Laura Kilty is a PhD student in composition at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Founding Partners of India Music Week include Columbia University Libraries Gracenote, Incredible Labs, the Internet Archive. and Molecule Communications.

Looking ahead, future ‘Weeks’ will exploring the music and culture of Scandinavia (2014), Cuba (2015), Louisiana (2016), China (2017) andÉ The ARC is actively seeking Project Sponsorship worldwide and a Partnership with a cultural institution in India.


(Source: 09/2013 – ARC – The ARChive of Contemporary Music)

The broadcasting plan is coming soon… 

Press Release (6th September 2013)…


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