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Kitchrie '99 [videorecording] : 2nd Festival of Indo-Caribbean Arts and Culture

Title
Kitchrie '99 [videorecording] : 2nd Festival of Indo-Caribbean Arts and Culture / presented by the Rajkumari Cultural Center in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance ; artistic director and executive producer, Pritha Singh.
Publication
c1999.

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Description
2 videocassettes (177 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Video.
Note
  • Accompanied by program.
Credits (note)
  • Music direction, Guru Bharat Dass, Shrimati Manraji Lachman, Ustad Kalush Budhu, Pandit Ganesh Gajadhar-Sukul, Sampat Boodram ; set, lighting, technical direction, Malcolm Hall.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at Richmond Hill High School, New York, on June 5, 1999, by Vagabond Video ; cameras, Charlie Steiner, Stephanie Vevers ; editing, Charlie Steiner.
Funding (note)
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. [Welcome] / by Pritha Singh, artistic director of Rajkumari Cultural Center.
  • Opening remarks / by Alicia Jorawar, president of Rajkumari Cultural Center ; includes introduction of guests of honor Champa Devi, Sonny Deen, Guru Bharat Dass.
  • Part one: Music and dance recital. Dance: Saraswati vandana / choreography, Teshrie Kalicharan ; sung by Ustad Kalush Budhu ; danced by Kavita Arjoon, Denyse Baboolal, Natasha Bisesar, Simone Jhingoor, Shivana Jorawar, Ramona Kalicharan, Taij Moteelall, Shivanie Tiwari. [Only seven dancers appear on tape.]
  • Dance: Zibahe mohabat / choreography and performance, Denyse Baboolal.
  • [Vocal/instrumental work].
  • Dance: Chale sakhi / choreography, Teshrie Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran ; sung by Pandit Ganesh Gajadhar-Sukul ; danced by Ramona Kalicharan.
  • [Four vocal/instrumental works].
  • Dance: Lounda ki nautch / choreography and performance, Brian Sommers [in female costume] ; sung by Shrimati Manraji Lachman.
  • Part two: Vivaaha--the wedding, a musical dance-drama (beginning, ca. 17 min.) / written and directed by Pritha Singh ; choreography, Denyse Baboolal, Teshrie Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran, Toelsiepersad Radhe, Pritha Singh, Radha Singh, Brian Sommers ; sung by Errol Balkissoon, Sampat Boodram, Ustad Kalush Budhu, Pandit Ganesh Gajadhar-Sukul, Shrimati Manraji Lachman ; danced by Kavita Arjoon, Natasha Bisesar, Denyse Baboolal, Simone Jhingoor, Shivana Jorawar, Ramona Kalicharan, Teshrie Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran, Taij Moteelall, Mathadyal Persaud, Shivanie Tiwari ; actors, Denyse Baboolal, Teshrie Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran, Toelsiepersad Radhe, Mahadeo Shivraj, Nirmala Singh, Rohini Thakoor, Nanda Tulshi.
  • Cassette 2. Continuation of Vivaaha (ca. 89 min.)
  • [Closing speech] / by Pritha Singh.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3705
Title
Kitchrie '99 [videorecording] : 2nd Festival of Indo-Caribbean Arts and Culture / presented by the Rajkumari Cultural Center in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance ; artistic director and executive producer, Pritha Singh.
Imprint
c1999.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Event
Videotaped in performance at Richmond Hill High School, New York, on June 5, 1999, by Vagabond Video ; cameras, Charlie Steiner, Stephanie Vevers ; editing, Charlie Steiner.
Credits
Music direction, Guru Bharat Dass, Shrimati Manraji Lachman, Ustad Kalush Budhu, Pandit Ganesh Gajadhar-Sukul, Sampat Boodram ; set, lighting, technical direction, Malcolm Hall.
Performer
Tan Sangeet Music of Guyana: musicians, Guru Bharat Dass, Ustad Kalush Budhu, Chandradatt Maharaja, Ramnarine Sasenarine.
Baithak Ki Gana of Suriname: musicians, Shrimati Manraji Lachman, Pandit Ganesh Gajadhar-Sukul, Shardhanand "Mun" Lachman, Pandit Loknath Gajadhar-Sukul.
Tan Sangeet of Trinidad: musicians, Sampat Boodram, Errol Balkissoon, Raymond Sampat.
Summary
Two-part performance of Indo-Caribbean music and dance, from Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad and other countries. Part one: Music and dance recital (ca. 71 min.). Part two: Vivaaha--the wedding, a musical dance-drama (ca. 106 min.).
Funding
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Local Subject
Indo-Caribbean dance.
Dancers en travesti.
Dance drama.
Added Author
Singh, Pritha. Producer. Director. aut, choreographer. Speaker
Dass, Bharat. Musician
Baboolal, Denyse, choreographer, dancer.
Kalicharan, Ramona, choreographer, dancer.
Sommers, Brian, choreographer, dancer.
Kalicharan, Teshri, choreographer, dancer.
Kalicharran, Romanee, choreographer, dancer.
Persaud, Mathadyal, dancer.
Radhe, Toelsiepersad, choreographer, dancer.
Bisesar, Natasha, dancer.
Singh, Radha, choreographer.
Hall, Malcolm.
Steiner, Charles.
Rajkumari Cultural Center.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (New York, N.Y.)
Vagabond Video.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3705
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