Words + Music: Reading/song by Tanuja from her 2015 South Asia Book Award-winning novel Bombay Blues with live mix by DJ Rekha
Screening of the "Heptanesia" music video from Bombay Spleen (the 'booktrack' album of accompanying songs to Bombay Blues)
DJ Rekha is a producer, curator and educator based in New York City. She is the founder of the Basement Bhangra™, Bollywood Disco and co-founder of Mutiny Club nights. She was named "Ambassador of Bhangra" by the New York Times. Rekha and her frequent co-collaborator, Dave Sharma, performed their compositions at Chicago Symphony Hall for the Sinfonetta this year.
Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award-winning Broadway Show, "Bridge and Tunnel", received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work on the play "Rafta Rafta" and the associate producer for the NPR Radio Documentary, "A Feet in Two Worlds". Her debut Album, DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra, was released in 2007. In 2009, DJ Rekha was inducted into the New York City's Peoples' Hall of Fame. Her record label Beat Bazaar Music issued its debut single release, Pyar Baile, worldwide in November 2011. She has curated events for Celebrate Brooklyn, Central Park Summerstage and has performed internationally. DJ Rekha was a Grand Marshall of the 9th Annual NYC Dance Parade in 2015. You can see her perform live the first Thursdays at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and hear her weekly podcast Bhangra and Beyond on www.breakthruradio.com.