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The Delightful Festival: Asian (Indian) Delights

March 23, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm


A Better Jamaica is pleased to present The Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica’s vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and film.

Asian (Indian) Delights
6:15 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Food – Rajdhani
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Max ZT
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – Ugly

Get early access (at 6:00 pm) to the event by completing the pre-registration at https://thedelightfulfestival03232019.eventbrite.com! If you don’t pre-register, then you will likely not be granted access until 6:15 pm.

Delightful Music: Max ZT – Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, and “A Force of nature” Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from Irish and American folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to India, where he received the prestigious AIIS grant to study under the great santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.

Delightful Cinema: Ugly – The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters. Not Rated, 128 Minutes, 2013, India
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Writers: Akhilesh Jaiswal, Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure

The Delightful Festival is presented by:
A Better Jamaica, Inc.

With the generous support of:
New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams
New York City Council Member Rory Lancman
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs


March 23, 2019
6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Better Jamaica
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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
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Jamaica, 11432
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