The Edge of India: Untold Stories, After Hours

Friday 1st December 2017, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Prepare to be challenged. Inspired by our exhibition Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores stories of struggles and resistance from South Asia’s Adivasi (Indigenous) communities. Join us for an evening of experimental film and music, critical stories and hands-on encounters with the crafts of Indian artists. Take in the displays after dark, debate their stories over a drink and challenge the stories that museums tell.

Explore the exhibition after dark 
Another India: Explorations & Expressions of Indigenous South Asia is a unique exhibition exploring the heritage of India’s Adivasi (Indigenous) communities. Featuring artefacts from MAA’s historic collections alongside 23 new artworks by Adivasi artists across India.

Soundtrack 
Word Sound Power is a New Delhi based collective that works to create multimedia projects and new music with South Asian artists on issues of social justice; led by electronic music producer Chris McGuinness and dancehall artist Delhi Sultanate. Listen to their songs and remixes playing throughout the evening.

Blood Earth Film Screening 
Screening during the evening, Blood Earth is made by Kush Badhwar and documents Chris McGuinness and Delhi Sultanate’s journey across South Asia creating their sounds and songs of resistance. Set in south Odisha, it tells the story of Adivasis caught in the conflict between the government and the Maoist Naxalite rebels.

Block Printing 
Learn about the traditional Bagh Printing of Madhya Pradesh and block print your own canvas bag with intricate hand-carved woodblocks from across India.

Tickets cost £11 including one free cocktail, with a cash bar available throughout the evening.

18+ only. Please click here to book your ticket.

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