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Episode from the podcastJazz India Circuit Podcast

Part 1. From New Orleans to Bihar: An Abridged History of Jazz with Naresh Fernandes

Released Thursday, 31st October 2019
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In Part 1, host Lakshya Datta takes you back a hundred years, to tell you about where jazz came from. Along with us on this musical journey is Naresh Fernandes, editor of Scroll.in and author of "Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay’s Jazz Age". Tune in to this episode to find out how jazz went from the clubs of New Orleans in 1910s to the streets of Bihar in 1930s, what drew these musicians to stay in India and collaborate with local musicians, and how Jazz became a political weapon during the Cold War Era.
This episode also features a live performance of the song "Hold My Hand" by Fats Waller & His Orchestra from 1938, as well as the song "Penetration" by Dainius Pulauskas Group.