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Sunny Jain's Wild Wild East

Joe's Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

22 Apr, 2020
22 Apr, 2020

On Wednesday Apr 22 at 9:30 PM
Celebrating the release of debut album for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Ganavya - vocals
Roopa Mahadevan - vocals
Grey Mcmurray - guitar
Pawan Benjamin - tenor saxophone, bansuri, shehnai
Kenny Bentley - sousaphone
Sunny Jain - drums
Jain’s Wild Wild East 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, Indian folk traditions, jazz
improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles. Sunny
Jain’s Wild Wild East is rooted in the contemporary American soundscape,
singing in a new voice, “I am large, I contain multitudes.

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