On September 27 and 28, Pandit Chitresh Das, Antonio Hidalgo Paz, and 3rd i South Asian Film are premiering “Yatra: Masters of Kathak & Flamenco” at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on September 27 and at 2:00 p.m. on September 28. In addition to dance by the featured masters of Kathak (Das) and Flamenco (Paz), the performance will feature live Spanish and Indian classical musicians on stage and multimedia elements by 3rd i Films. Tickets are currently available. Jesse Hamlin recently interviewed Chitresh Das about the project and his Creative Work Fund grant in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Los Cenzontles Mexican Art Center, in collaboration with animator Dionisio Ceballos and artisan Marie-Astrid Do-Rodriguez, has created a short, animated film, titled “Tata’s Gift.” Featuring original animation, folk art, and music, “Tata’s Gift” tells the story of a boy who finds strength and resiliance in his family’s cultural heritage as he struggles with bullying in the video age. The project will premiere at Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy on Thursday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature a live musical performance by Los Cenzontles, a Q&A with the artists and musicians, and a reception with food and beverages. Persons interested in attending should contact email@example.com by September 22.