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A GLOBAL FESTIVAL OF PROGRESSIVE NEW-MUSIC & MULTIMEDIA ART.
THE EASTERN ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL UNIQUELY SHOWCASES AMBITIOUS AND HIGH QUALITY LINE-UP FEATURING PLENTY OF ELECTRONIC VISUAL EXPERIMENTATION WITH QUALITY NEW-MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY BRITISH ASIAN ARTISTS BOTH LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS, AND FROM TRADITIONAL TO CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION.

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WELCOME TO EASTERN ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL 2012
The award winning Shaanti are proud to present the Eastern Electronic Festival 2012, which explores the divide between New Music and Art made by contemporary British - Asian artist. First launched in February 2011 Birmingham, the festival introduces international and local platforms of creative exchange between artists and producers of both musical and multimedia art currents; which are promoted via a variety of new approaches. From 19th November to 24th November 2012, events will feast indoor and outdoor venues running late into the night. Hosted in various concerts, workshops and lectures in Birmingham, the festival presents modern approaches made by artists who draw on un-traditional methods. We also introduce a number of exciting unique platforms to promote electronic and commercial new music made by South Asians, taking it out of its isolated niche. We aim to showcase some of the huge arts talent in the region, as well as bringing in new and awe-inspiring leaders from further a eld: to really put Birmingham on the arts and culture map. We anticipate the festival will provide an invaluable platform for emerging artists, amplify 21st century ideas regarding British South Asian inter-city culture, celebrate heritage and become a focal point of community pride. Sharnita K Athwal from Shaanti Curator and Producer of The Eastern Electronic Festival.

AT A GLANCE
19|11|12 – 24|11|12 Champion Sounds Future Pioneers 2012 Showcase Supporting New Music First 19|11|12 FREE Event - Master Class Workshop With Top Music Producer Steel Bangelz ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20|11|12 – 24|11|12 Engage! School Talks With Apache Indian, Metz And Trix, Manga Singh & Arshia Riaz From BBC WM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------21|11|12 FREE Event - Empowerment Of The Soundwaves Celebrating 30 Years Of Asian Women In Music & An Audience With Malkit Singh, Mbe. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------22|11|12 FREE Event - Outside The Box - Street Art From Bollywood To Birmingham By Richard Price Understand Your Rights! Music Clinics 3 Identities Of Movement, Avant-Garde Film And Music Fusion Night/// 21 Century Remix Of Short Film / Music / Visual Art ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------23|11|12 In New Music We Support, New Music Performance By Sheena Ladwa, Nona Kaira, The Shama Rahman Band, I-Candy Female Producers, Musicians And Songwriter’s Platform New Music Performance/// Cross-Cultural Music Exchange With Sam Redmore ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24|11|12 New Performance, Two Ideas + One Style, Across Four Decks With Onefour & Dr. Love Eastern Electronic Festival 2012 Closing Party Feat. Sudha From Faithless/// Evo & Rst/// Magicstar Live/// Manga (Shaanti) And Special Guests

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SUPPORTING NEW MUSIC FIRST
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FREE MASTER-CLASS WORKSHOP WITH TOP MUSIC PRODUCER STEEL BANGELZ
The Eastern Electronic Festival has teamed up with Heartlands Hospital to present an unique and engaging music workshop with local youngsters.
The Eastern Electronic Festival and the Hospital’s arts team, under privileged children and young people living close to Heartlands Hospital will have the opportunity to develop skills to deliver music sessions to children within the Hospital and work towards an arts award. Free for those involved, the music sessions will be delivered for patients at Heartlands Hospital and in two youth clubs close to the hospital at Naseby Centre and Norton Hall. The music master-class workshop will run on Monday 19th November with UK HipHop producer Steel Banglez and will include hundreds of young people from the area, plus local schoolchildren from James Brindley School taking part in a workshop to develop their local and international community links. Steel Banglez’s descent into music began as a young boy when he was taught to play various Indian classical music instruments by his mum, including the dhol, tabla and harmonium. From there, at the age of 10, his older brother taught him to DJ. This was just the beginning as he went on to study electronic music production and audio engineering at the School of Audio Engineering. Since then, he has been producing for artists from Big H, Ghetts, K Koke and Giggs. He was the personal DJ for grime legend D Double E mixing in various big clubs, and also shows including the Dizzee Rascal Album Tour in 2009, Estelle’s album launch, Sean Paul at Bristol 02 Academy and Busta Rhymes at Hammersmith Apollo. Now his focus is solely producing, and he is working closely with some of the biggest prospects for 2012, Wiley, Skepta, Plan B, Cashtastic and Krept & Konan. The FREE Masterclass Workshop with Top Music Producer Steel Bangelz will take place at:

Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS Time: 3.30pm - 4.15pm
(PRIVATE – Hospital patients only)

Norton Hall Children and Family Centre, Ralph Road, Birmingham, West Midlands. B81NA Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm Naseby Centre, Naseby Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, B83HG Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm If you are under 18 years old register your FREE place by emailing: info@easternelectronicfestival.co.uk or txt us via 07968 366878 Or visit @Music4HH, @shaanti11 or @EEFestival on Twitter Log on to the www.easternelectronicfestival.co.uk For further information.

CHAMPION SOUNDS FUTURE PIONEERS 2012 SHOWCASE
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Champions Sounds Future Pioneers 2012 Showcase is an unique online platform offering emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their music rst at the Eastern Electronic Festival 2012.
The festival pride’s itself in helping artists gain exposure in one of the second biggest city’s of the music world and this year we’re proud to present artists from Birmingham, India and the US. Championed by bass driven electronic music, song writing and production, this fantastic platform promotes fresh, innovative, challenging, imaginatively provocative and experimental music. Here we promote future pioneers of the industry and provide an inviting destination for music enthusiasts to appreciate original new-music rst. Champions Sounds Future Pioneers 2012 Showcase featuring brand new-tracks and mixes rst on www.easternelectronicfestival.co.uk Champions Sounds is the emerging talent arm of Shaanti, dedicated to nding and developing new and up-and-coming artists rst by providing them with performance and learning opportunities.

The Eastern Electronic Festival is committed to developing and supporting topics across music and the arts. Supported by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, generously funded by Youth Music, produced by Shaanti.

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VINTAGE EAST//

ELECTRONIC ARCHIVE EXHIBITION
The Vintage East Archive Exhibition brings together the memories of the community, featuring a celebration of modern Britain in the eyes of a British South Asian.

ENGAGE/// SCHOOL TALKS
The Eastern Electronic Festival presents ENGAGE! a new and exciting series of seminars and talks to emerge in the UK. Our mission is to empower young adults through a series of mentoring talks within the creative and music industries. ENGAGE! events will enable attendees to learn valuable business tools and insights, and hear inspirational stories from those already established. The aim is to inspire, motivate and encourage today’s young adults to be successful, con dent and business minded individuals. Guiding them to reach their full potential within their chosen career path. This year we’re proud to have on board guest speakers who will be speaking to a number of schools across Birmingham and the Black Country; we present the Award Wining and International Pop-Star, Apache Indian, Award Winning Artists Metz and Trix, Founder of Shaanti, Entrepreneur and Club Owner Manga Singh and BBC West Midlands Radio Presenter Arshia Riaz. For further information on all ENGAGE! events log onto the www.easternelectronicfestival.co.uk The Eastern Electronic Festival is committed to developing and supporting topics across music and the arts. Supported by Young Enterprise, produced by Shaanti.

Vintage East is an online community archive designed to celebrate West Midland’s music, protect its heritage and promote awareness of its cultural importance. This exhibition comprises photos, yers, footage and interviews depicting one of Birmingham’s music’s most vibrant yet unsung scenes and its underlying political and social history. Vintage East Electronic Archive Exhibition will be an ongoing online interactive exhibition that will be updated throughout November 20th 2012 to November 19th 2013. Get involved by emailing us on info@easternelectronicfestival.co.uk and be part of the biggest celebration of South Asian heritage from the West Midlands.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH
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MALKIT SINGH, MBE///
FREE EVENT//
The Eastern Electronic Festival and Shaanti in partnership with the Musicians’ Union is proud to present “An Audience With Malkit Singh”.
2012 has been a special year for Malkit following his MBE given in 2008, he has this year been awarded by Birmingham, his adopted city, a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars - another rst clocked up by Malkit for Punjabi singers. Interviewed by Sukhi Bart, presenter of the BBC Asian Network’s Weekend Punjabi, “An Audience With Malkit Singh” will explore Malkit’s Singh music career in particular association to the works spanning over 30 decades, creating a vibrant conversation for aesthetic contemplation. It was shortly after moving to Birmingham in 1984, that Bhangra star Malkit Singh formed his band Golden Star. His trademark anthem, ‘Tutak Tutak Toothiyan,’ is the most successful and fastest selling Bhangra song of all time and the album ‘Up Front’ won Malkit a platinum disc. Some of his other hit songs have been featured in mainstream lms including ‘Jind Mahi’ in Bend It Like Beckham and ‘Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha’ in the lm Monsoon Wedding. In 2008, Malkit received an MBE from the Queen for his Services to Punjabi music. He has also been recognised in the Millennium edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling Bhangra solo artist in the world. Joining the likes of Tony Iommi, Lenny Henry, Beverley Knight and Julie Walters, Malkit Singh has become the rst Asian artist to be honoured on Birmingham’s Broad Street Walk of Stars. The award is in recognition of his global contribution to Bhangra music and is one of the genre’s best-selling artists. “An Audience With Malkit Singh” is a fantastic opportunity for budding artists to question the great man about his music, his career and his history.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Show Starts: 8.00pm - 9.30pm Venue: Midlands Arts Centre. Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH T: 0121 446 3232 / 07968 366878 Tickets: Are available for this limited one-off V.I.P event on a rst-come rst-served basis, and bookings can be made through the Eastern Electronic Festivals and Musicians’ Unions website. Please book your place for this extraordinary event here: http://malkitsingh.eventbrite.com Log onto www.easternelectronicfestival.co.uk or www.musiciansunion.org For further information. Twitter us @shaanti11 @WeAreTheMU @EEFestival

EMPOWERMENT OF THE SOUNDWAVES///

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ASIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC
The Eastern Electronic Festival celebrates iconic music made by British Asian female artists from the past three decades. Empowerment of the Sound waves documents thirty-years of trailblazing women like Monsoon’s Sheila Chandra, Indi-pop band Sonya Madan from Echobelly as well as Prodigy’s Shahin Badar, through to modern greats like jazz artists Rumer and the controversial M.I.A. Viewers will enjoy footage celebrating Asian woman in mainstream music while illustrating the vital role they played in shaping the evolution of British music. This exhibit will not only highlight a deeper appreciation of how these artists contributed to the break down of stereo-types in culture, music art form but how they’ve changed our society for future generations ahead. To celebrate Empowerment of the Soundwaves download your free podcast from the web-site.

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OUTSIDE THE BOX - STREET ART/// FROM BOLLYWOOD TO BIRMINGHAM BY RICHARD PRICE, WHO TAKES TO THE STREETS//
In a special commission for the Eastern Electronic Festival, presenting the work of acclaimed street artist Richard Price takes to the streets of Birmingham City. Outside the Box is a new initiative by Shaanti, to take art away from the four walls of galleries and museums and present it to the people on the street. It aims to provide a platform for art enthusiasts at all levels of experience and expertise to present their work to a wider audience. Based on the theme of Bollywood to Birmingham, Price’s masterpiece will bring this subject to life as he draws a detailed pastel-chalk drawing from start to nish, live on the streets of Birmingham City Centre, on Thursday 22 November, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Come join us in what will be an unveiling adventure. Location: Birmingham City Centre, full details to announced on Twitter @shaanti11 @EEFestival

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3 IDENTITIES OF MOVEMENT
21 CENTURY REMIX OF SHORT FILM / MUSIC / VISUAL ART///
Avant-garde lm and music fusion night. Expect a cutting edge mash up of spoken word, with experimental music, award-winning international lm shorts screened for the rst time in Birmingham, a special commissioned visual-show produced exclusively for the festival and special guests DJ’s all at The Bull’s Head.
message in the contemporary riffs and rhythms so that the music can connect with the new generation. The Word, Sound & Power is a brave collaboration covering wide uncharted areas of music and socially harking issues - the mash-up of Electronic Beats and Sounds of Chris McGuinness and the erudite gangsta ow of Delhi Sultanate attempt to spread the message to urban masses via popular forms such as dancehall, dubstep, ragga and poetry. Bant Singh’s singing is heavily inspired by the ideology of Sant Ram Udasi and he has been singing his works for almost 30 years now. The project also features a short lm shot in Jabbar Village – lmed on location, by photographer Laks hman Anand and directed by Samrat B a.k.a Audio Pervert.

UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS/// MUSIC CLINICS// FREE EVENT//
Free Business Advice for Aspiring Musicians Are you in a band or are you a musician who wants to build their career but is not sure how to? Does the thought of marketing, promotion, licensing, publishing, distribution, and budgets confuse or worry you? As part of the Eastern Electronic Festival, music experts Musicians’ Union and Shaanti are offering free business clinics to help local musicians get a grasp on the non-performing side of your music career. This opportunity has been designed for those who love music and are passionate about having a career focused on sharing that enthusiasm with others, and for musicians and others seeking to extend their skills base for the twenty- rstcentury music industry. Time: 1 hour clinic by appointment Venue: Musicians’ Union, 2 Sovereign Court, Graham Street, Birmingham B1 3JR Please book your place for this extraordinary workshop please email info@easternelectronicfestival.co.uk or call 07968 366878 Log onto www.easternelectronicfestival.co.uk or www.musiciansunion.org For further information. Twitter us @shaanti11 @WeAreTheMU @EEFestival In partnership with Musicians’ Union.

SHORT FILMS//
MULTI-AWARD WINNING COLOUR OF ANGER BY VISHESH SHARMA (USA)
is the story of a teenage boy’s natural instinct to revolt and rebel with the deadly combination of his drug addiction and extreme athleticism (Parkour skills), against his domineering abusive father. One such state of angst transforms his rebellion into a seemingly criminal intent. He is transported into a fatal world where the lines between real and illusion are blurred. Music Score by Multi -Award Winner producer Karsh Kale.

VISUAL SHOW "CHAI PEENE" WANT TEA? BY RESIDENT ARTIST SKA//
In a special commission for the festival, resident artists, SKA a British-Indian visual artist presents ‘Chai Peene’, a short looped video, which gives form and presence to memories of heritage and archaic domestic paraphernalia. SKA re-appropriates the sweet design of British Indian chintz into images that are gutsy and strong. The result is extremely surprising and addictive, featuring highly personal music, in which textures play a key role, and which includes both the fertile tradition of Indian culture and the latest types of contemporary production.

and awards including an ‘Of cial Selection’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. The lm is about a man struggling with his natural instincts for revenge when he is rescued by the only person that really mattered in grand scheme of life.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER LIFE BY ROHIT GUPTA (USA) has won over 50 international accolades

MUSIC//
By ADAM REGAN and special guests TBA (Downstairs) Doors Open: 8.00pm to 1.00pm Tickets: £4 at the door. Venue: The Bulls Head, 23 Saint Mary’s Row. Moseley. West Midlands, Birmingham B13 8HW T: 0121 256 7777 / 07968 366878
Supported by Tropicalia and The Bulls Head

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showcase the legendary dalit icon Bant Singh and his songs of rebellion, inter-caste violence and equality. The idea is to showcase his talent and

WORD SOUND AND POWER: THE BANT SINGH PROJECT (INDIA) is an attempt to

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NEW PERFORMANCE///
TWO IDEAS + ONE STYLE ACROSS FOUR DECKS WITH ONEFOUR & DR. LOVE
In the Eastern Electronic collaboration series commissions DJ’s and musicians to make unique collaborative sets exclusively for the festival. The festival aims to challenge this idea by uniting two very different artists to develop skills in this area, by producing an unity of new music via an exciting new performance. To add to this we have set an agenda and have asked artists Dr. Love and Onefour to revisit the music genre UK Garage that made a dramatic and politically impact in the UK. Onefour, connoisseur of House of the deep avour & funky variety, superlative DJ, proli c music remixer extraordinaire, he has long been heralded by peers as one of the most naturally gifted & underrated spin doctors to emerge from this rainbow nation. Whereas Dr. Love, is an old skool DJ and MC who has risen up through the ranks with style and grace. His vast knowledge of the scene and music has got this guy ultimate respect and residencies all over the Midlands. Doors Open: 10.00pm to 3.00am Tickets: £5 NUS, £8 Non (Includes Ticket Entry to EEF Closing Party) Venue: Suki10c, 21 Bordesley Street, Birmingham B5 5PJ

NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE// CROSS - CULTURAL MUSIC EXCHANGE WITH SAM REDMORE
In a special commission for the festival music producer and Birmingham promoter, Sam Redmore re-scores an original new music set incorporating music made by contemporary British-South Asians, as his main point of in uence. Cross-Cultural Music Exchange is an unique exchange of ideas: a eld of work that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate via music concerning cultural interactivity that can furnish an abundance of information important to music history. Resident DJ for the last four years with Leftfoot and promoter of one of Birmingham’s most respected club nights, Sam Redmore has shared the stage with musical luminaries including Roy Ayers, DJ Cash Money, Norman Jay, Youngblood Brass Band, Odyssey, Breakestra, Crazy P and many more. His DJ sets incorporate anything from soul, hip hop, reggae, funk and disco through to afrobeat, batucada, cumbia, salsa, broken beat and house, and he has received support for his production work over the last year or so from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles, Quantic and Lauren Laverne. Cross-Cultural Music Exchange between the East and the West will provide a new insight of music with a forum to present modern views on exchange of cultural and musical in uences, while re-mastering a new identity.

NEW PERFORMANCE BY SHEENA LADWA / NONA KAIRA / THE SHAMA RAHMAN BAND / I-CANDY - FEMALE PRODUCERS, MUSICIANS & SONGWRITER’S PLATFORM
Come down to the Bulls Head for an apocalyptic evening lled with sounds from the nest female artists and musicians. In New Music We Support is dedicated to empowering artists through creative expression, musical exploration and performance and here we in the festival we showcase three outstanding female artists who will be performing new music, exclusively commissioned for the festival. We are proud to present songwriter and singer Sheena Ladwa who brings substance with style to her unique semi live-set, followed by drum-and-eastern-breaks songwriter Nona Kaira, who has worked with the likes of Indidginus, Juttla and Nuphlo (part of Nasha Records Collective). While sitar-player, singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist that is The Shama Rahman Band will be performing a re-interpretation of the Beatles classic track, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ using her own unique jazz-sitar live for the rst time and spinning the beats in between will be DJ i-Candy, Birmingham’s hottest new rising star. Doors Open: 8.30pm - 2.30pm Tickets: £4 at the door. Venue: The Bulls Head, 23 Saint Mary’s Row. Moseley. West Midlands, Birmingham B13 8HW T: 0121 256 7777 / 07968 366878

The event will be supported by Freestyle, Birmingham’s in uential music-night that supports rising local talent.

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Sponsors /// Supporters /// Partners

SUDHA FROM FAITHLESS EVO & RST
MAGICSTAR LIVE DR.LOVE & ONE FOUR MANGA (SHAANTI)
& MANY MORE
We’re delighted to announce that we’re bringing stars of the underground house, drum and bass and electronic breaks scene for a rst time performance in Birmingham. Leading the charge is none other than Sudha from international electronic band Faithless who will be spinning the decks for an exclusive DJ Set alongside global house pioneers Evo & RST. Supported by the award-winning drum and bass band Magicstar, Onefour, Dr. Love, Manga from Shaanti and many more special guests. Continuing to bring you the very best rare music with guest spots from the stars of the industry, we couldn’t have chosen artists who t the bill better. This night is an exercise in quality left eld music from a selection of electronic music’s most interesting gures: you can be sure this will be a night to remember!

EXPECT AN EXTRA SPECIAL MUSICAL LINE UP; GRAB A TICKET BEFORE THEY DISAPPEAR.
Doors Open: 10.00pm to 3.00am Venue: Suki10c, 21 Bordesley Street, Birmingham B5 5PJ Tickets: £5 NUS, £8 Non. Also available on the door.

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BIG UP TO///

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Further information on the Eastern Electronic Festival can be found on www.easternelectronicfestival.co.uk or call us on 07968 366878 / 07968 260276 Email: info@easternelectronicfestival.co.uk Twitter: @shaanti11 and @EEFestival Produced by the Award Winning Shaanti www.shaanti.co.uk

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