Guggenheim Museum Curator Nat Trotman visited Jus Broadcasting to shoot two Punjabi TV shows, Jus Galbat and the The Bikkar Badshah show featuring Jaggi Singh as a comedic corrupt Punjabi police officer. The episodes focused around the work of artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres and his piece “Untitled” (Public Opinion) that is spending the month of June at Jus Broadcasting's headquarters in Astoria, Queens as part of . . . circle through New York.
In April a remarkable interpretation of the oldest song in the world was performed during a recital at Saint Philip's Church in Harlem that combined the spirit and lyrics of the ancient Hurrian hymn with contemporary vocal arrangements, traditional choir singing, African drumming and gospel-style piano.
- Vocals and musical arrangement by Walker Jackson
- Featuring members of the St Philip's Church Choir
- Piano accompaniment by Charles Lovell
- Drum accompaniment by Warriors of the Dream
As part of . . . circle through New York this month Punjabi TV network Jus Broadcasting is shooting episodes of its shows at the St. Philip's Church in Harlem. Watch this episode of their topical show Honestly which asks members of the St. Philip's congregation questions such as: How do you feel about the abuse against minority citizens in America? What's your view of interracial relationships? If African Americans and Indians had a dance-off who would win?
This month Jus Broadcasting is taking up St. Philip's Church's call to action. They have specifically decided to reflect on the lack of Punjabi women actively involved in political scenarios. Why are they not involved and what are some ways they can get involved? These include, but are not limited to, gurudwara (sikh temple) politics, Punjab politics, Indian politics, American politics (local and federal).
During the . . . circle through New York Open House Jus Broadcasting invited the general public into thier studio to shoot an episode of the show Honestly. The questions of the day related to the role of women in contemporary politicl life.
Photos by Kristopher McKay, SRGM
Interim Director and Professor of the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Alexander Jones, has written a poem for Pinkie.
Limerick for Pinkie
Our Pinkie's no garrulous cockatoo!
She seldom will speak when she's talkèd to.
We'll forgive her; she's blest
With a fine salmon crest,
And besides, she's an expert nutcracker too.
Jus Broadcasting's Punjabi news show Ajj da Mudda talks with St. Philip's Rev Chloe Breyer about interfaith work before the Thurgood Marshall Law Day program which featured Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
ISAW Assistant Research Scholar Patrick Burns and Pinkie the parrot led a tea time talk on "Animals in Antiquity." Come by to see Pinkie yourself weekdays in May from 2-5pm! Save the date of Friday, May 19th at noon for our next "Animals in Antiquity" talk. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April Astoria Queen's based Punjabi TV station Jus Broadcasting shot episodes of its news show Aja Mudda and its new fast-paced topical interview show Honestly at the Guggenheim Museum.