Saturday, April 22nd – Asian (Bangladeshi) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Ghoroa
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Wahid Azad
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “The Clay Bird”

Delightful Music: Wahid Azad – Wahid Azad originates from Bangladesh; an American citizen, residing in New York City for many years now. His live performances are hailed globally, accompanied by an extensive concert career. A multi-talented artist, his skills mark him as an accomplished singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger. He has received many awards and is loved by the press and public.

Delightful Cinema: “The Clay Bird” – Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, The Clay Bird tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war. Anu, a shy young boy from rural East Pakistan (Bangladesh, as it is now known) is sent away by his father Kazi, an orthodox Muslim, to a Madrasah – or Islamic- school. Far from his family and the warmth of his region’s Hindu festivities, Anu struggles to adapt to the school’s harsh monastic life. As the political divisions in the country intensify, an increasing split develops between moderate and extremist forces within the Madrasah. Back in the village, these same tensions create a growing divide between the stubborn but confused Kazi and his increasingly independent wife, Ayesha. Touching upon themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, The Clay Bird has universal relevance in a crisis-ridden world.

Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food. Reserve one of ninety-nine spots by clicking here: https://thedelightfulfestival04222017.eventbrite.com

Saturday, April 29th – Asian (Indian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Rajdhani
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents: The Epichorus Trio
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Drishyam”

Delightful Music: Brooklyn Raga Massive Presents: The Epichorus Trio – The Epichorus Trio performs the music of roots, new songs based in ancient sounds; they are lineage holders of traditions from Greece, Egypt, Syria, and India. Priya Darshini, serenades in sounds beyond language, moving fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi, and Aramaic, backed by cello and percussion. Come ready to be transported by ethereal music reminiscent of a loftier home. The Epichorus Trio is presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive; a 501(C)3 non profit dedicated to the preservation and growth of the music of India in all its diversity.

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime. Directed by Nishikant Kamat. Based on a story by Jeethu Joseph. Adapted by Upendra Sidhaye. Starring Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu. 2015. 164 Minitues. In Hindi w/ English subtitles.

Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food. Reserve one of ninety-nine spots by clicking here: https://thedelightfulfestival04292017.eventbrite.com