Shabazz Palaces and Sarathy Korwar to perform at Indian Summer Festival 2023

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      Indian Summer Festival has announced Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar in Concert as part of its 13th edition, which runs from July 6 to 16. 

      In the special event curated by Indigenous scholar, musician, and CBC Radio host Jarrett Martineau, Afro-futurist hip hop artist Shabazz Palaces will perform alongside British percussionist and Indo-futurist Sarathy Korwar. According to a press release, the pairing of these two visionaries will be “an invitation into kaleidoscopic sound worlds, charting pathways from past-present-future.” 

      “We collaborated with our partners to bring these carefully curated events to Vancouver,” said Pawan Deol, executive director of cultural programming, in the release. 

      “Working with Jarrett Martineau and the Chan Centre on the musical selections, and with SFU Woodwards and DanceHouse for dance, we see community and collaboration as important values to our organization. And this year, our programming deeply reflects that.”

      Rhythm Infinitum takes place at the Chan Centre on July 13. It’s the first performance announced on the multi-disciplinary arts festival’s lineup, with the rest set to be released at the beginning of June.   

      Indian Summer Festival, launched in 2011, is known for its diverse programming. It’s based on a mission to offer “multi-art experiences of exceptional calibre, thoughtfully curated through a South Asian lens” and “connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future, delighting audiences while provoking necessary dialogue and debate.” 

      Along with music, past iterations of the festival have featured everything from dance performances and art installations to novelist readings and neighbourhood walking tours. 

      Indian Summer Festival takes place from July 6 to 16. Tickets for Rhythm Infinitum are available online now.