And not forgetting the PR crew who worked tirelessly in getting MI21 under the skin of so many:
To every UK and international newspaper/blog/website/radio/newspaper/magazine that covered MI21
There will be further updates on how MI21 is progressing including:
Whats happening next
How you can buy the MI21 Album
Tickets for the final performance of the 2009 MI21 UK tour are now on sale. We’re very proud to be concluding the tour at The Roundhouse in Camden.
You can get tickets buy clicking here or ringing the box office on +44(0) 844 482 8008 . Be quick as every performance so far has been a sell out. We look forward to seeing you there.
Click here to find out about tickets for other events.
Next stop on the MI21 UK TOUR is Brighton this Saturday (5th September) where we managed to sell out over 2weeks ago but then with the support of the venue managed to squeeze some extra tickets (6 to be exact!) – now theyve all gone too.
We’re really excited about showing Brighton MI21, especially as its KALA PHOOL’s main home town. For those of you who know our work, you’ll know about us delivering the UK’s largest Hip Hop festival, RISING STYLES (www.risingstyles.com 1-4 OCT 09).
We look forward to seeing you Saturday and hope you enjoy the show.
KALA PHOOL is proud to announce the MI21 UK TOUR 2009.
MI21 (Mother India 21st Century Remix) is a live soundtrack performance.
The original film Mother India (1957) is a hugely important film in South Asian cinema, known for it’s iconic imagery and powerful storyline: the common shorthand is to reference it as India’s ‘Gone with the wind’
MI21 essentially remixes, re-edits and rescores the original 3 hour film into a 45 minute silent film over which lead artist DJ Tigerstyle has created a contemporary electronic and strings based score. DJ Tigerstyle who is one of the worlds top Turntablist’s is accompanied by – Matt Constantine who plays keyboards and his beautiful electric cello – David Shaw on drums – Josh Ford on visuals.
MI21 will be touring across the UK and at a venue near you.
Some of the venues will have additional special events alongside the performance including:
The performance is suitable for all ages, and don’t worry if you have not seen the film before…let the music tell you the story and take you on the most incredible journey. We look forward to welcoming you, your friends and family to one of the UKs most anticipated events of 2009.
MI21 kicked off in Edinburgh to a capacity audience of 1200, continued applause and ending with a standing ovation. Its the best start we could hope for and thank everyone who has supported us so far. We are now gearing up for our 2nd date of the TOUR @ Rich Mix in London on Saturday 8th August – it all kicks off from 9pm.
One more day to go people before the tour kicks off in Edinburgh. Weve got a full on day Saturday what with driving up to Edinburgh Mela from 4am (!!!!) in the morning. Who ever said touring was glamorous!?
Our schedule Saturday is as follows:
18:15 – 19:00 – MI21 MAIN PERFORMANCE in The Big Top
19:45 – 20:30 – MI21 POST SHOW CONVERSATION in the Forest Workshop Tent
For full details:
T: 0131 332 2888
Day passes are £2 each and can be bought in person at:
HUB TICKETS , THE HUB , CASTLEHILL , EDINBURGH , EH1 2NE
Or you can buy them online at www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk
Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with all their support – were really excited about being in Edinburgh.
We’ll report back as soon as we can after the show. In the meantime do follow our MI21 Facebook and KALA PHOOL Myspace and help spread the MI21 word
So we’re almost at the starting point of the much eagerly awaited UK tour for MI21. All venue, dates, ticket prices can be found here so dont miss out. Come along, bring your mates, family and anyone else for an exceptional event.
We kick off in Edinburgh this coming Saturday……..it’s gonna rock
If you havent already got yourself a ticket to the UKs most anticipated event, then you’re risking missing out. MI21 has been a long time coming and with DJ Tigerstyle at the helm with Matt Constantine, David Shaw and Josh Ford you’re promised to be taken on an emotional journey through the eyes of Radha.
Mother India is one of India’s most revered films and marks a point in cinematic history. Yet issues from the film are relevant still today and not just in Indian communities, but for us all.
Following the UK Launch, the MI21 posse are travelling to Edinburgh for it be performed outdoors in front of 1000’s of people. So come and support, feedback and see and feel something different.
Got to the events page for links to ticket outlets. See you there!
MI21 is a dynamic live audio/visual project to re-score and re-visualize the groundbreaking ‘tour-de-force’ of Indian cinematic history ‘Mother India’.
Nominated for an Oscar for best Foreign Film in 1957, the film came to symbolise the post-colonial Indian psyche interpreted through the ambitions, struggles, compassion and sheer will to survive of the central ‘Mother’ character Radha. Profoundly influential, Mother India was lauded for its stunning cinematography, indelible soundtrack and powerful and dramatic storyline.
KALA PHOOL has brought the film to one of the world’s leading Turntablists; DJ Tigerstyle, to reinterpret the score through a unique live electronic performance. Former World DMC Champion Tigerstyle will use his phenomenal DJ skills and musical vision to remix the score with Matt Constantine on keyboards and cello, with David Shaw on drums. Film edited by Josh Ford. Presenting the film to a contemporary audience, whilst preserving the power and vitality of the original piece is the key to this work. At 45minutes in length, MI21 will engage you through the music to understand how dynamic a story the film has to tell.
2009 was the highly acclaimed sell out UK tour for MI21 with thousands of people experience this for themselves. Plans for 2010 include taking MI21 across international territories along with some exclusive UK dates.
MI21 was taken to the mighty shores of Australia in 2010 with a short residency at Melbourne’s famous, Victoria Arts Centre. There we built a site specific stage, the staff were unbelievable and thoroughly looked after us all, and the crowd were amazing. A truly electrifying experience for the MI21 crew. After Melbourne we jetted off to Sydney and performed at the awe inspiring Sydney Opera House.
The Australian tour was co-sponsored by British Council Australia and by the venues dipping into their pockets – all in all the collaboration was a special one.
2011 is proving to be just as exciting with lots of inquiries. As and when things get locked down we will update our info for you. In the meantime, thank you to everyone from around the globe who have come forward showing their support and need for such a project. MI21 has always, and hopefully continue to be, a project for the masses – its not a commercial venture but one of love and respect for such a unique and powerful piece of cinema history.
If you are a venue, festival, arts centre, film festival, film programmer or anyone who would consider this work as part of their programme, do get in touch.
For all MI21 2009 UK TOUR press support please contact:
One of the most innovative projects youre likely to be involved in needs your help!
MI21 ( Mother India: 21st Century Remix) is a live re-scoring of the Bollywood classic that has so far blown audiences away. The musicians will be in the studio (in Birmingham) next week to record the soundtrack and we’re are trying to put together a national tour for later in the year.
We’re are after a film maker to make a kind of video ‘calling card’ for this. However, the bad news is there’s no budget available for the work. But being involved will massively help the project and help expose yourself to a wide audience as it will be the main visual that many festivals, venues and organisations will see.
You’ll need your own equipment where possible, beable to edit the footage ready and work within the timescale.
If you’re still interested: Filming will happen on Fri/Sat 16-17 January at studios in Aston near The Drum in Birmingham.
We need some short interviews with the people involved and some footage of the band in the studio. There’s plenty of footage from the live shows already that can be used alongside.
We’re looking for something like the video of The Bays and Heritage Orchestra at the Liverpool Phil.
The finished piece will be needed by the end of January the absolute latest.
If you can help then email email@example.com or call on 07977 449052.
MI21 is on the road again…we’re off to Edinburgh for an outdoor performance on Sunday 31st August. In a unique outdoor space at Leith Docks (Edinburgh), the MI21 team will be launching the Scottish Premiere through the Edinburgh Mela.
MI21 in Edinburgh will take place at 9.00pm in the Mela Gardens.
TICKETS: You will need a site pass for the Mela Weekend this year. A site pass costs £2 per day, per person and is available on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st August from a dedicated Box Office, just outside the Main Site Entrance. Children aged 12 and under go free. Please note that this Box Office does not sell tickets, only site passes, and can only accept cash.
You can purchase your passes from:
IN PERSON – Hub Tickets, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE. Also from Monday 25th August onwards at Ocean Terminal
BY PHONE – +44 (0)131 473 2000
KALA PHOOL is proud to present the World Premier of Mother India 21st Century Remix (MI21).
MI21 is a dynamic, live audio/visual project to re-score and re-visualize the groundbreaking ‘tour-de-force’ of Indian cinematic history ‘Mother India’. An iconic piece of cultural heritage, it came to symbolise the post-colonial Indian psyche interpreted through the ambitions, struggles, compassion and sheer will to survive of the central ‘Mother’ character Radha.
Profoundly influential, Mother India was lauded for its stunning cinematography, indelible soundtrack and powerfully dramatic storyline.
KALA PHOOL in association with The Drum have brought the film together with one of the world’s leading Turntablists and electronic composers; former world champion DJ Tigerstyle to reinterpret the score through a unique live electronic performance accompanied by Cellist, Matt Constantine and Drummer David Shaw. Experimental and contemporary, yet true to the source, the film has been specially re-cut and remixed.
An extraordinary film, and an extraordinary re-imagining.
Be the first to see this innovative and amazing work with a live soundtrack performance at The Drum, Birmingham, on Saturday August 2nd.
The performance will be followed by a panel discussion Chaired by Raj Pal (Cultural Consultant), with Sanchita Islam (Artist), Lalit Mohan Joshi (South Asian Film Specialist) and Indy Hunjan (KALA PHOOL).