Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Celebrate! INDIA MUSIC WEEK - October 6 - 13, 2013

Co-Sponsor by HarmoNYom

New YorkThe ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) announces the launch of India Music Week (IMW) from October 6-13, 2013! This will be a full week of concerts, radio shows and academic events occurring around the world.

Each year The ARChive of Contemporary Music focuses on a music of the country or culture to celebrate and promote.  In October 2013, ARC will create India Music Week. This will be a full week of  concerts, radio shows and academic events occurring around the world. You can view their first two efforts at +  Brazilian Music Day. Each of these sites drawing more than a million visitors and still gets over 2,000 visitors daily. Their past efforts focusing on the music of Islam and Brazil created the largest focused music reference site on the Web! 

From October 6 - 13, 2013, building on this success ARC will expand a “Day” into a full India Music “Week” IMW will be an online website to present, promote and explore the rich cultural heritage of Indian music of the past, present and future. IMW will offer videos, histories, seminars, concerts, lectures, sound files, sheet music, broadcasts, narrowcasts, album cover art galleries, essays, blogs, photos and links all highlighting the importance and beauty of Indian music as well as educate a global audience about it's many genres and facets. 

India Music Week blog:

Let us know about your ideas and any contributions you can provide!

Please let others know... Post, blog, e, face, tweet, chat, etc... 

The goal is to provide a mix of academic study and entertainment to provide a comprehensive overview of the music, with thousands of links, essays, conferences, concerts and the best online discography on the web. ARC also build their collections and has already collected more than 5000 recordings from India! With the help of Gracenote, has already catalogued 25,000 Asian Indian recordings issued domestically and from around the world. This database will be one of the largest online reference tools on the web, freely available to all.

The ARC is actively seeking also for Project Sponsorship worldwide and a Partnership with a cultural institution in India. 

ARC invites organizations, artists and individuals interested in supporting and participating in the project to contact them.


1- Worldwide...
For any event to be organized around the Globe from October 6 to 13, 2013 and/or if you wish to be listed on the IMW's Website:

Contact: Bob George - ARC
Tel : +1-212-226-6967      
skype : arcmusic       

Record Companies - send releases, or at least info on your recordings / Broadcasters - host a show or a whole day of Indian music  /  Scholars - write an essay or send along something already published  /  Universities - plan a lecture, concert, workshop, or symposium  /  Venues - host an act  /  Libraries - send along the metadata on your holding or host an event...

And remember to let everyone know about the event.  

See all kind of ideas for contributors:  

2- In New York... 
For organizers, venues, artists, events related and/or to be organized and presented in New York during the IMW! 

Contact: Veronique Lerebours/HarmoNYom - Consultant for IMW - New York

Get ready... Book your agenda for a SPECIAL EVENT in NYC! DJ Rekha, to set the Guinness World Record for the largest Bhangra Dance, Sunday Oct 6 @ the South Street Seaport, NYC.  Look for 5,000 - 10,000 dancers!  In conjunction with the NY Diwali Festival that draws more than 80,000 attendees. Organized by Molecule Communications. 

Help IMW celebrates the importance and beauty of Indian music!

Stay tune! Check the Website for IMW:


Veronique Lerebours 
Founder HarmoNYom
Consultant for IMW - New York

ARC, 54 White Street, New York City, NY, 10007, USA
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ARC is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. Now in its 28th year, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in the world, with more than two million popular music recordings. The ARChive collects preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures throughout the world. It is supported by a Board of Advisors comprised of leading musicians, songwriters and directors, including David Bowie, Jellybean Benitez, Jonathan Demme, Michael Feinstein, Youssou N'Dour, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren, Fred Schneider, Martin Scorsese, Paul Simon and Mike Stoller.
The project director for India Music Week is ARC Director B. George. Mr. George, Project assistants are Dr. Brian Q. Silver and Laura Kilty

1 comment:

  1. hi... thanks for sharing the post.i love music,without music life would be a mistake.sankar is one of the best singers in bangaloreand my favorite too.if you people want to enjoy music apart of your problems just go to his shows,damn sure you will like it ...