Shabnam Virmani, Koi Sunta Hai: Journeys with Kumar & Kabir (Someone Is Listening), film still
Sunday, 22 October, 6 pm
Koi Sunta Hai: Journeys with Kumar & Kabir (Someone is listening)
Documentary film, director: Shabnam Virmani, 96 min, 2008, language: Hindi, Malwi and English with English subtitles
Hamburg University of Fine Arts (HFBK), room 229, Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg
Interweaving the folk music traditions of the mystic poet Kabir with the life and music of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva, this film searches for that elusive sound, that jhini si awaaz, Kabir urges us to hear. Where does it resonate, that subtle sound? Journeying between folk and classical, oral and written, rural and urban expressions of this 15th century mystic poet of north India, the film finds moments of both continuity and rupture between these disparate worlds.