Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Thums Up! Classic Bollywood Sights & Sounds In Montreal

Meri Haton Mein Nau Naw
from Chandni (1989)

Tomorrow is the first night for Thums Up, a Bollywood DJ night at the recently expanded Casa del Popolo. Since the demise of the Garam!Garam! monthly, which also focused on sounds of the subcontinent (with DJ Valeo (formerly Khiasma, of the Masala blog), I've had the opportunity to DJ some of my Bollywood favourites along with Rishi of phenomenal psych-pop outfit Elephant Stone. Having enjoyed it quite a bit and being given the opportunity to by Niki at Casa del Popolo, I jumped at the chance to do a Bollywood monthly.

As my tastes lean towards the Golden Age and pulpy 60s & 70s films, I'll most concentrate on Burman & Rafi-penned hits, unforgettable songs from playback queen Asha Bhosle, and forgotten gems from Bollywood's golden age, while we'll project some movies featuring the daring-do of matinee idols Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, and Dharmendra.

There's more information on the Facebook event page.
Casa del Popolo - 4873 St. Laurent, Montreal, QC

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