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Shake the World

Celebrating the 150th birthday of Gandhi, this multimedia piece re-examines his teachings and recontextualizes their contemporary relevance.

Shake the World

Celebrating the 150th birthday of Gandhi, this multimedia piece re-examines his teachings and recontextualizes their contemporary relevance.

Shake the World is a multimedia piece for saxophone, spoken word, electronics, and contemporary zoetrope. Award-winning saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, hip-hop luminary HPrizm (Kyle Austin), and revolutionary visual artist and animator Eric Dyer will collaboratively create this live performance experience.   As Gandhi’s sesquicentenary approaches, one observes that while he is ubiquitously considered a “great man,” his mission and message are in dire need of re-investigation in these times fraught with hate and violence.   Mahanthappa’s command of the ancient musical art forms of India and his superlative work in jazz meld in a seamless compositional voice that is authentically multicultural and relevant. HPrizm is a singular tour-de-force in hip-hop as lyricist, instrumentalist, and producer working with themes of social change. Their collaboration will yield exceptional music that defies genre and cultural boundaries. This work will give new voice to Gandhi’s teachings, speaking to many while not compromising any sense of artistic integrity or cohesion.

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