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9 September Share your
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London Bus Tour by Moritz Oberholzer

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography

Who does not like looking out of the window while being in a bus? London Bus Tour, a short film by Moritz Oberholzer captures the everyday life with an array of interesting characters from London streets. Everything is shot handheld by Moritz with an HD camera and a DIY 35mm adapter while sitting in one of those red vehicles of London.

8 September Share your
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Heliotropes

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media, Nature, Technology

Heliotropes, a film by Michael Langan based on the poem by Brian Christian, documents the parallel goals of man and nature through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.

7 September 2
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Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Music

Here come two intoxicating and mesmerising Qawwali tracks from Rohail Hayat’s Coke Studio. Qawwali is a Sufi musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years.

The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today’s Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the 11th century, the musical tradition of Sema migrated to South Asia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Amir Khusro Dehelvi of the Chisti order of Sufis is credited with fusing the Persian and Indian musical traditions to create Qawwali as we know it today in the late 13th century in India.

To learn more about Qawwali visit this and this.

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed belong to the Qawwal Bachchon ka Gharana. Their lineage descends directly from that of Mian Samat Ibrahim, a disciple of Amir Khusro, the renowned 13thcentury poet and musician. Centuries later, these brothers are still proudly rendering the ancient art form and are widely considered to be one of the best qawwal troupes in the world.

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed have worked hard to win the respect of listeners both young and old alike. In 1973 when Fareed Ayaz decided to form his own qawwali troupe, his father Munshi Raziuddin left his partner Manzoor Niazi and joined his son’s party along with Abu Muhammed. The early years were not easy, but they persevered, combining their integrity to the art form with sheer hard work. Gradually the troupe started garnering acclaim as listeners began appreciating both the depth of their kalaams and their remarkable skill.

19 August 1
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Clockwork

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media

Clockwork is an animated short by Moth about a young boy’s attempts to engage his tired father in play with a clockwork boat.

13 August Share your
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Seaweed by Tell No One

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media

A Lo Fi video experiment by Tell No One.

Luke White and Remi Weekes form Tell No One where they experiment with video cameras. Tell No One is intended to be a peek into their experimental process where they post their on-going ideas, inspirations and processes. Their work collectively have been exhibited and screened in institutions big and small, around the world – from the Guggenheim Museum, New York to the British Film Institute, London.

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