Around the World: Jacob's Pillow Goes Virtual, Christine Ha and Kam Franklin in UH's First Lecture, and More
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Webcast: Chef Ranjan Dey on Cooking Indian Cuisine
Join Asia Society Northern California for a cooking experience with Chef Ranjan Dey, who will teach us how to make a delicious chicken curry from his kitchen using the top five spices to boost your immune system: turmeric, ginger, cayenne, garlic, and cinnamon. If you wish to follow along at home, the ingredients for his recipe can be found here.
This Tuesday, August 18, program is free for Asia Society Northern California members and $15 for the general public.
Jacob's Pillow, the longest-running dance festival in the United States, now comes directly to you for free — with their first-ever virtual festival. Though Virtual Pillow has been running since July 7, you can still catch some of the classic performances from the last decade and learn from leaders in the field of dance with a curated series of PillowTalks.
The festival runs through August 29.
First Lecture 2020
Join Houston's Christine Ha, winner of MasterChef and owner of The Blind Goat and Xin Chào restaurants, and Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, alongside comedian Bill Santiago for the University of Houston College of Education's annual start-of-year lecture. Though geared toward university students, faculty, and staff, we can all find motivation from these inspirational creatives as they share insights on moving toward a better future amid COVID-19 and racial disparities.
Free to view on August 21, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Listen: Solace by Alam Khan
Alam Khan, accomplished sarode player and one third of the group Grand Tapestry, who joined Asia Society for a performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre in 2019, has released a new album! On the release this July, Khan noted: "My father taught me the art of Alaap for many years, and I would say this has been the most important aspect of my understanding of various ragas. Alaap is considered by many to be one of the most advanced and nuanced areas of Indian classical music, and in my case was taught early on throughout my formative years. I would say this training in Alaap was key in my understanding of raga, and sense of aesthetics and style. Close your eyes, calm your mind, and let the music take you away."
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We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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