GHADAR GEET – WORLD PREMIERE
As the co-artistic director of Duniya Dance and Drum Company, San Francisco choreographer Joti Singh has forged a singularly powerful body of work combining Bhangra with West African rhythms.
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
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Date & TIME
Saturday. Sept 10
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Joti continues to explore this dazzlingly fertile hybrid with Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink, a site-specific outdoor performance merging live Punjabi folk music, Bhangra dance and recitation. The guiding narrative delves into the little-known story of the San Francisco-founded Ghadar Party, a revolutionary group of political activists from India fighting for independence from the British Empire.
More than history, it’s a family tale for Singh, whose great-grandfather was the Ghadar Party’s president in the early 20th century. Rooting the choreography in her Bhangra dance background, she incorporates her Guinean training to expand Duniya’s new diasporic language.