The Sterling Silver Club and Artown are partnering up for it’s Cultural Connections concert series. Club members and their guest will get to choose from one concert of choice (July 6, 13, 20 or 27).
Join us in a roped-off area at Wingfield Park, providing a fun night of music and cultural connections.
Please choose from only one of the concerts to allow all members to participate in our Artown concert series.
RSVP required. Members must bring their own low-back chair.
Artown’s July 13 concert: Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East
Gate/Door Opens: 5 p.m.
Concert time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East (Smithsonian Folkways 2020) encompasses myriad facets of Jain’s identity both as a first-generation South Asian–American and as a global musician, from his own family’s immigration story to his eclectic musical upbringing. In recasting the immigrant—steeped in the courage to leave a familiar homeland for a new beginning—as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl, Jain sources musical inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Punjabi folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles.
Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East is rooted in the contemporary global soundscape, singing in a new voice, “I am large, I contain multitudes.” The beating heart of the vibrant and varied career of composer/drummer Sunny Jain is a celebration of cultural diaspora: deep-rooted tradition that ripples outward, changing – and being changed by – the cultures that it touches. Jain deftly blends the modern and the traditional, the personal and the communal, the inventive and the festive. He’s most known for founding the band Red Baraat, a frenzied fusion of bhangra, hip-hop, jazz, rock, and sheer, unbridled energy that NPR has called “the best party band in years.”
Watch Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East here: https://youtu.be/jxFgHKGrqQo
Artown Cultural Connections: Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East