India Rocks Or Not? by Alchemy Black Country 2017

Alchemy Black Country kicks off on 20th May 2017 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery with live music and a special talk about the British Asian perspective of India!

Alchemy Black Country will host 'India Rocks Or Not?' at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

The UK’s largest festival, Alchemy, promises an incredible lineup of music, art, performance, and comedy for 2017.

The Black Country edition, which runs from 20th to 28th May 2017 will kick off with a special panel discussion about the British Asian equation with India.

Taking place on 20th May, Alchemy Black Country will host ‘India Rocks Or Not?’ at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The event will invite local Asians in media to openly discuss their connection to their India homeland, all from a uniquely British Asian perspective.

Hosted by BBC Journalist, Ruchi Tandon, the panel will feature the likes of Bobby Tiwana and DESIblitz’s very own Indi Deol.

Together they will examine the British Asian relationship to India, through culture, music and film.

Speaking about the event, Indi Deol says:

“With DESIblitz having eyes and ears in India as well as the UK, it is great to be part of this discussion that explores India from my personal British Asian perspective.”

Following the talk, guests can enjoy exclusive music from the likes of DJ Swami and PunjabTronix. Mixing folk Eastern sounds with electronica, DJ Swami will offer music lovers an East meets West live performance.

Taking digital technology and combining it with the traditional sounds of the Punjab, the unique collaboration featuring international musicians will also be touring across the UK in July 2017.

Speaking about the special musical collaboration, the Mercury nominated DJ Swami says:

“PunjabTronix is a progressive insight into my third generation British-Indian influences of electronica, hip hop and Punjabi folk and I am honoured to share this experience collaborating with the finest musicians of Punjab, set to a mesmerising cinematic backdrop of cultural harmony.”

Wolverhampton Art Gallery will also exhibit a special pop-up photo studio featuring four talented photographers, Uzma Mohsin (India), Andrea Fernandes (India), Jennifer Pattison (UK) and Jocelyn Allen (UK).

Together they are part of ‘Girls, Girls, Girls!’ which presents the Black Country through an Indian lens.

In addition, you can also take a look at the Mersey Miniature Series by The Singh Twins as well as a brand new short film called, India Rocks, created by the award-winning studio, Fettle Animation.

‘India Rocks Or Not?’ will take place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 20th May 2017. The event is Free Entry and will run between 5.15pm and 9.30pm.

This ‘India Rocks Or Not?’ event is just the beginning of the 8-day festival across the Black Country.

For more details of Alchemy Black Country events taking place between 20th and 28th May 2017, please visit the Creative Black Country website here.

Nazhat is an ambitious 'Desi' woman with interests in news and lifestyle. As a writer with a determined journalistic flair, she firmly believes in the motto "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest," by Benjamin Franklin.

Image courtesy of Alchemy Black Country

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