So, 26th of March, I made my way to Nomad, London with a few friends. What a night! DJ sets by GES-E, OSMANI SOUNDZ, SHANDY and SQUAREWAVE … not to mention KARSH KALE spinning tracks from his latest album CINEMA and DJ ZAKHM invading our sound space with an assortment finest of Asian Underground.
And the main man of the night, AJAY NAIDU for whom this party was for, won Best Actor at the British Asian Film Festival for ASHES …Very well deserved!!!
To commemorate the soon to be released CINEMA by KARSH KALE, He is giving away MALLIKA JAM featuring Anne Rani
A fab night, well worth the trek for! Thank you to RAVI PUROHIT for taking the snaps!
PEOPLE! As you know I have been blogging about Ajay Naidu‘s film ASHES.
Well ASHES has been nominated for Best Crossover film and Best Male Lead at the London Asian Film Festival. http://tonguesonfire.com/.
It will be premièring this weekend in the UK. And to celebrate there is a special pre-party featuring selections from the film score and Karsh Kale‘s forthcoming album Cinema.
Fresh cuts from the global electronica soundscape from Zakhm,
and eastern-influenced bass music from the Nasha Experience crew playing exclusive future releases forthcoming on Nasha Records.
Trust me its going to be one helluva party! One not to be missed, so be there!
Time: 26 March at 19:00 – 27 March at 00:00
Location: Nomad 58 Old St. EC1V 9AJ // Tube: Old Street, Barbican // Bus:55, 243, 812, N35, N55City of London, United Kingdom
Though this is a music blog, I wanted to feature a particular film by a particular actor.
ASHES, follows the story of two brothers whose lives are unraveling. As one brother plummets deeper into mental illness, the other, Ashes, copes by throwing himself into the community that consumes him.
The man behind it all is AJAY NAIDU. Raised in Chicago where Ajay worked extensively as an actor in both film and theatre. He graduated from the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre, training at Harvard University and has appeared in over 50 films and television projects such as K-Pax, π, Requiem for a Dream, Bad Santa, The War Within as an actor. ASHES, marks Ajay’s directorial debut, but you’re probably wonder where you have heard this name before?
Well Ajay has been worked extensively with musicians from the Asian Underground scene. Over the years his vocals have appeared on many tracks from Talvin Singh’s Decca to 136 and Tonic by the Punditz.
136 : MIDIval PunditZ (Midival Times, 2005) Spoken words and Directed by Ajay Naidu.
So this film brings together some old friends to score the soundtrack … Karsh Kale and Midival Punditz.