Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Screening of DOSA HUNT & Filmmaker Talk with Creator Amrit Singh.

Screening of DOSA HUNT & Filmmaker Talk with Amrit Singh.

The event will be followed be a DOSA & Dance afterparty in the Dorchester Lounge. As usual, we’ll have fresh-made Indian dosas, music, and good Global Communities company! Don’t know what a dosa is? Come find out!

Thursday, September 26
4-5 pm: Special Events Room, McKeldin Library 6137 (Film viewing and talk)
5-7 pm: Dorchester Lounge (Dosa and dance afterparty)
Please RSVP:  http://bit.ly/GC-DOSA

About Amrit: Amrit Singh is the Music & Culture Editor, and Host, of REVOLT TV, the new television network from Sean Combs. At REVOLT, he will write and present stories and interviews on live television, all day every day, with an emphasis on connecting the dots between music, culture, and news. You can watch his intro to REVOLT, or read pieces in Billboard and The L Magazine, for more. Previously, he served as Executive Editor of Stereogum.com for nearly eight years, writing and producing the website into a leading voice in independent music. His video journalism has appeared on ABC, MTV, and Fuse. Amrit also served as Editor of the University of Wisconsin International Law Journal, and is a NY State Bar certified attorney, but we try not to remind his father of this. In 2012, Amrit made and appeared in his first film, DOSA HUNT, featuring members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Neon Indian, Yeasayer, and the Vijay Iyer Trio on "The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!" (Here's the trailer, if you're curious.) His speaking engagements and press campaign have connected the film with diverse audiences, film festivals, and media outlets from New York Magazine to BBC TV World News. Amrit has been called a "global citizen to watch" and a "generational voice" by The Huffington Post's Jim Luce, and "an example of how Indian culture gets hybridized" by The World's Marco Werman. He lives in Los Angeles, and was born in New York City.