The Dosti Music Project, an international music exchange featuring performers from three countries, will discuss its music and mission at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 317 of the Performing Arts Center.
The Dosti Music Project is a partnership between the United States Embassy in Pakistan and New York-based collective Found Sound Nation. Dosti invites socially engaged musicians from Pakistan, India and the U.S. to collaborate in the creation of original music and to develop music-based social enterprises that contribute to peace-building and economic cooperation. The word “dosti” means friendship in both Urdu and Hindi.
Dosti 2015 brings together eleven innovative musicians around an immersive U.S.-based residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and two shorter residencies in New Orleans and Austin. During the month-long residency and tour, Dosti fellows will create, record and perform original music that emphasizes both ancient and contemporary musical connections of all three countries.
Dosti’s stop in New Orleans includes performances at the Blue Nile on March 10, the Tigermen Den on March 13 and Snug Harbor on March 15. The tour concludes in Austin on March 21 at the SXSW Festival.