Saturday, May 29th – Bangladeshi & Indian Delights
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Your Favorite Indian or Bangladeshi Restaurant via DoorDash
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Priya Darshini Quartet
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Made in Bangladesh”
Delightful Music: Taking her roots from Indian Classical music, Priya Darshini’s knowledge of music from all over the world has resulted in a fresh, imaginative and fascinating new sound. She displays an exciting combination of range, technique, unconventional compositions, a feminist perspective, and a unique prodigious voice. Priya has collaborated with a wide range of artists from GRAMMY® Award winners Roy “Futureman” Wooten; Jeff Coffin, Philip Lassiter, Silk Road Ensemble’s Shane Shanahan; as well as Pearl Jam, Jake Shimabukuro, Max ZT, Karsh Kale, House of Waters, Alam Khan, Eligh, and many more. In 2020, Priya released her debut album – Periphery – on Chesky Records, and was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best New Age Album.
Based out of Brooklyn, New York, Priya has sung for over one-hundred television and radio commercials, as well as recorded for several award-winning and chart-topping Indian movie sound tracks. She is also an actor (The Letters), ultra marathoner, entrepreneur (The Wind Chasers – organizing extreme ultra marathons in the Himalayas and the south of India), and an environmental advocate. She is a trustee of the Mumbai-based non-profit organization Jana Rakshita – an NGO working with underserved pediatric cancer patients, and building infrastructure for schools, with a focus on education for girls. She is also on the advisory board for the International Wildlife Co-Existence Network. Priya Darshini has been featured in several distinguished newspapers and magazines including Rolling Stone India, ELLE India, Vogue India, and many more.
Delightful Cinema: In Made in Bangladesh, a textile worker fights for employee rights after a co-worker is killed in a fire at her factory. Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.