Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation has created the Dosti Music Project to bring together inventive musicians from Pakistan, India, and the United States to collaboratively create original work and develop a network of socially-engaged music initiatives.
The Dosti Music Project invites ten world-class musicians from India, Pakistan, and the US to spend a month musically re-inventing their world. In an arts center in Florida, an historic New Orleans neighborhood, and a music studio hidden in the Texas Hill Country, these intrepid musicians will collaboratively create original material, melding influences from traditional Sufi music to Appalachian fiddling to Karachi house music. Along the way, the Dosts will engage with diverse communities through live performances, youth workshops, and street studios. In this short month, the Dosti team will work with Found Sound Nation (the folks who brought you OneBeat) to record and produce an album of genre-defying new music, and create a documentary film that tells the story of the artists’ personal journeys and collective struggle. After Dosti (meaning “friendship” in Urdu and Hindi), the crew will return home to continue developing music-driven social initiatives that make the world an ever funkier and more harmonious place.
Learn about the Dosti Fellows and follow the program and tour here.