March 2014, living archive

Vaginal Davis presents Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music!

Vaginal Davis wearing the bra from Pat Benatar's early video "Stop Using Sex as a Weapon" © Michele "Hell" Carr of Jabberjaw

Besides working with maestros like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ali Akbar Khan, Satyajit Ray himself took up writing lyrics, composing songs and music for many of his films. "Ray's music is imaginative, not melodramatic, balanced, not exuberant, functional, not decorative. It is music that grows from the film itself", says Utpalendu Chakraborty in his documentary The Music of Satyajit Ray (1984) that the film historian Ms. Vaginal Davis will present to mark the beginning of spring on March 23. Followed by drinks and music!