OFFICIAL SELECTION- River to River Festival, Florence,2013
Finding Carlton--Uncovering The Story of Jazz in India, rewrites our notion of jazz history to explore the impact of African American jazz in South Asia, and for the first time, bring to life a remarkable example of early globalization.
This original and lovingly crafted new HD documentary takes audiences on a richly atmospheric journey into India's little-known jazz age that lasted from the 1920s to the 1970s and until now has gone unrecorded in the history of that country and the history of jazz.
Finding Carlton is essential for study in:
The History of Jazz
Anthropology & Globalization
South Asian Studies
African American Studies
And makes an important addition to the collections of all public libraries.
"Full of...moments of discovery." - Hiten Samtani, the New York Times
You've gathered an amazing set of irreplaceable interviewees. The film's full of fascinating cross-currents -- about art and artists, art and commerce, fashion and timelessness. I was very moved - Geoffrey C. Ward - Author: Jazz - A History of America's Music
"Finding Carlton is a tremendously important component for the teaching of jazz history, beginning with its African American origins and global ramifications... It should be a standard audio/visual component for inclusion in music curriculums!" - Dr. Larry Ridley, Jazz Artist/Professor of Music Emeritus, Rutgers University
"Finding Carlton is a great film to teach about global cultural flows and the complex histories that underlie all cultures. It highlights the cosmopolitanism of the past and breaks down stereotypical ideas about both jazz and India." - Tejaswini Ganti, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Program in Culture & Media, New York University
"Finding Carlton [has] many moments that showcase how jazz has bridged cultures and provided a common language of communication."
- Ramu Damodaran, the United Nations Department of Public Information, as quoted in the New York Times
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