Visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a presentation on the culture of Lucknow in films produced by directors of Hindi and Bollywood Cinema from the 1960s to the present.
In advance of LACMA's forthcoming exhibition India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow (December 12, 2010-February 27, 2011), join us for a presentation on the culture of Lucknow in films produced by directors of Hindi and Bollywood Cinema from the 1960s to the present. The lecture will examine, through a range of film clips and live tabla (hand drum) performance, the musical heritage of Lucknow and the romanticized portrayal of the city's courtesans, Muslim nobility, and colonial history. Robin Sukhadia is a tabla player who trained under Pandit Swapan Chadhuri, a master of the Lucknow musical tradition. He regularly lectures on the history of Bollywood film and music.
Sponsored by the Southern Asian Art Council.
**Please note this is not a UCLA event**
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