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Indian Summer Fest: Songs of the Desert Sufis

July 9 2016, 8:00 p.m. Indian Summer Fest: Songs of the Desert Sufis. Ever since the Beatles heard the sound of Ravi Shankar's sitar, and the Rolling Stones stumbled upon the master musicians of Morocco, there has been a growing awareness and interconnectedness between the musical traditions of east and west. Vancouver gets a taste of one of the best examples of this musical conversation this summer when the Indian music sensation Rajasthan Josh takes over the Orpheum with a host of friends.. Event detailsRajasthan Josh is known for their electrifying sound, driven by rumbling Nagara drums, soulful strings and vocals that dip into Sufi traditions from the12th century to the present day. This unique musical collective has collaborated with a range of international artists from the Grateful Dead to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Susheela Raman to Dub Colossus. Earlier this year members of Rajasthan Josh were part of a major new album 'Junun' (with Shye Ben Tzur and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood). A documentary film, by the same name was directed by PT Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood), premiered at the New York Film Festival.Rajasthan Josh return to Vancouver following their sold out show at the 2013 Indian Summer Festival, for a musical re/union with some of BC's great talents – composer and beat boxer Rup Sidhu, singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr, drummer Ashwin Sood, violinist Sara Fitzpatrick, and baritone Shane Raman accompanied by the Sarah McLachlan School of Music Youth Choir. This is the world music concert of the summer – bringing the raw power of myriad faiths, musical traditions, and languages on stage together... Event Details. Location: 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver