Welcome to the Summer 2010 Fair and Kind newsletter (we've decided to go quarterly with our updates, at least until our second album is finished). In this newsletter, we have news about a show in New York this Saturday, an interview with MTV Iggy and a free download of a Joanna Newsom cover.
We're excited and honored to take part in Unification 2010, this Saturday, August 14th, at 11:00 pm, at Joe's Pub in New York. You can get tickets here. Here's the official description:
Commencing at 11 pm on Saturday, August 14 (Pakistan's Independence Day) and continuing into the early morning hours of August 15 (India's Independence Day), UNIFICATION 2010 celebrates 63 years of independence and the voices of talented, socially conscious South Asian/American artists. With performances by DJ Rekha, The Kominas, Hari Kondabolu, Fair and Kind, and curated by spoken-word duo BROWNSTAR, UNIFICATION 2010 will explore the politics of our motherlands, reveal the experiences of being brown outside of it, and question the tensions between us, while fostering a movement towards a more peaceful, unified South Asia.
Proceeds from UNIFICATION 2010 will support South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Please note that Doors open at 11PM and the show will begin PROMPTLY at 11:15PM
MTV Iggy Interview
Anand was interviewed by MTV Iggy this month about the band and Unification 2010. Check it out here.
Fair and Kind Webcast
Thanks to everyone who watched our June webcast concert -- we had a lot of fun and will definitely do it again. Check out some pics from the webcast here and here.
This month, we present a cover of Joanna Newsom's "Peach Plum Pear." Way back in 2005, long before Fair and Kind existed, we recorded a similar version of "Peach Plum Pear," but all the files got accidentally deleted. We've recreated it and tried to stay true to our 2005 version. You can download it by entering your e-mail address into the widget on our home page here.
-Anand and Arthi Meera
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