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Concert: THIEFS: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Electronica

Thiefs is a mix af jazz. hip-hop. electronica. and spoken word that is "transcending the concept of idiom altogether." This is the essence of 21st century jazz. A group moulded by collaboration. social reflection. and a highly skilled group of players. Thiefs is Christophe Panzani (saxophone/electronics). Edgar Sekloka (MC). Benoît Lugué (electric bass).

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Design X Design Exposé | 28 Nov 2019

Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it. Design based creative communities in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond - spanning education, profession and the industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc. Design X Design is a step in that direction.

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Exhibition : Rajas, Nawabs & Firangees | National Museum

From November 15 to December 7 at the National Museum, Delhi, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE DELHI and UNITED SERVICE INSTITUTION OF INDIA with the support of NATIONAL MUSEUM present a unique exhibition: a French window onto a rich phase in Indian history. Through carefully curated artwork -- including visual material that’s never before been seen in India -- and accompanying text by historians and experts, the exhibition is centred around a series of stories: a journey through the lives of 12 Indian rulers and French-speaking officers serving under them during the 18th and the first decades of the 19th century. Sharing court life, some even ruling over vast jagirs, these officers commissioned, or sometimes themselves put together, collections of manuscripts and paintings. Today, many of these priceless treasures are to be found in Paris, in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF), and are displayed for the first time in India. The high-resolution pictures allow the general public a rare access to a selection from these unique albums, normally restricted to a handful of accredited researchers.

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Western Classical: TRIO ZADIG

Awarded 11 international prizes, the Zadig Trio captivates audiences with its virtuosity, elegance and irresistible enthusiasm. The Trio was founded in 2014 when childhood friends Boris Borgolotto & Marc Girard Garcia crossed paths with the American pianist Ian Barber.

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Dexign X Design: Tête-à-tête tête with Olivier Mongin

The DXD tête-à-tête involves a conversation-based exchange of ideas on a vital subject between a guest speaker and discussant/s. Conducted as and when possible, it may or may not be preceded by an organized presentation.

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Exhibition: SHAPE – Art for social action

SHAPE​ is an education initiative undertaken by Delhi based artist, Probir Gupta, to provide utilitarian pottery training workshops for underprivileged children. An almost self-funded project that has been ongoing for the past four years. He intends to not just equip them with skills that can help them earn a living in the future but also offer them therapeutic healing. Neuroscience explains the therapeutic impact of pottery - alleviating stress, enabling an optimistic outlook, and improving concentration and self-worth, among others. He believes these children need as much of this healing as possible for them to take on life and the challenges that will arise when they become young adults.

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Screening & Discussion: ‘In the Mood for Love’ #DocNTalk1

"A story of people who have LIVED and LOVED, the Film explores queer love and relationships, togetherness, love, sexuality and illegality in India."

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Ciné-Club: L’AFFAIRE SK1

Paris, 1991. The true story of Franck Magne, a young inspector starting out in the Criminal Investigation Department at 36 quai des Orfèvres, in the Crime Squad. His first case deals with the murder of a young woman.

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WEBSTER : Canadian Rapper & Hip Hop Historian Performing in Delhi

Aly Ndiaye, a.k.a. Webster, was born and raised in Quebec city’s Limoilou neighborhood. From a Senegalese father and a Quebecer mother, he has always been proud of his dual origin and sees himself as a SeneQueb. His passion for history drove him to study this field in college.

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Design X Design : tête-à-tête

DesignxDesign tête-à-tête involves a conversation based exchange of ideas on a vital subject between a guest speaker and discussants. Conducted as and when possible it may or may not be preceded by an organised presentation.

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