Monday, November 15, 2010

DC Area Film Showing!!

The Mountain Music Project will have a showing of the film in the DC area and it will be accompanied by a live concert of Nepali-Appalachian music! Should be a really great night. Below are the details.

Our film "The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya"
will be followed by a live concert of Appalachian-Himalayan music with Danny Knicely, Tara Linhardt, Prem Raja Mahat, Rajendra Karn, and Raj Kapoor and a question answer session about the film and the musics of the two regions.
Tue, Dec 7,
Admission: free
Co-hosted by Sidwell Friends Global Programs and Asia Society Washington

Mary Ellen Caplin Theater
Kogod Arts Center
Sidwell Friends School
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sarangi Day 2010

Come one, Come all! Friends in Kathmandu, we welcome you to join us for a full day of traditional Nepali folk music, October 29th @ Comfort Zone in Thamel, Kathmandu.

This year, Sarangi Day will feature over 8 hours of live music from the unsung legends of Nepali folk music, hailing from Gorkha, Lamjung, Hyangja, Palpa, Pokhara, and Kathmandu. It all takes place in the relaxing rooftop environs of Comfort Zone, just north of 7 corners in Thamel atop the Bank of Kathmandu Building. If you've not yet seen our film we'll be screening it at 7:30 PM.

Admission is absolutely free of charge, with exceptional food and drink available for purchase from the restaurant and bar.

Here's the map to Comfort Zone in Thamel:
We hope you'll join us for this once-a-year celebration of Nepali music, food & film!

Questions? Call Jake in Kathmandu (+977) 980-886-3412.

In the week leading up to Sarangi Day, we'll also be hosting master classes from 3 elder Gandharba musicians for young sarangi players, offered free of charge to Nepalis. Contact Kedar for details: (+977) 984-124-9004.

On the same day (October 29th), back in Erwin, Tennesee, you can catch the MMP film at the Southern Appalachian Film Festival, 2:20 PM at the Kinsport Public Library.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MMP film nominated at International Filmmaker Festival in UK

We've been nominated for best soundtrack and best producer by the International Filmmaker Festival in Kent, England. Tell your friends across the pond...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Catch the MMP film at the Woodlands Heritage Festival

Our friends at the Mountain Institute are gonna be showing our film at this year's Woodlands Heritage Festival near Spruce Knob Mountain Center, West Virginia, September 24 at 9PM. Come on down!

Monday, August 23, 2010

MMP screening & musical performance with Prem Raja in WV!

If you're near Shepherdstown, WV on September 10, come down to Shepherd University...

We'll be screening our film, and you can catch a live music concert featuring Tara Linhardt & Danny Knicely, with special guests including Nepali songwriting legend Prem Raja Mahat, and some fantastic Nepali drummers. Q&A session too! Come on down!

Reynold's Hall
109. N. King St.
Shepherdstown, WV

For ticket info call 304-263 2531 or

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Film Screenings in Charlotte and Toronto

The MMP film will soon be showing at:

The Charlotte Film Festival
6PM, September 26 at Regal Park Terrace cinemas in Charlotte, NC

The Toronto Independent Film Festival
Sept 8-18, Showtimes coming soon...

COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film Festival
September 22-27, Showtimes coming soon...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vote for MMP at the World Music & International Film Festival

We're in the running for a "people's choice" award from the World Music and International Film Festival coming up in August. We could sure use your vote! Please click here to cast your virtual ballot, and tell your friends and grandmas!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

MMP film at King's Mountain, NC

The MMP film will be showing at the Real to Reel International Film Festival, Kings Mountain, NC at the Joy Performance Center, matinee showing (around 7PM) on July 23. Tell the folks!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Help Support Traditional Karen Music from Burma

While our film is making the festival rounds, and while we're looking for ways to get the DVD and music CD into the eyes and ears of our fans, we thought we'd take a moment to try and help out a friend of ours, who's also working with traditional musicians.

Gregory Scarborough and his organization Cultural Cornerstones, are have been working along the Thai-Burma border with traditional Karen musicians, many of whom are refugees fleeing the oppressive regime in Burma/Myanmar. Greg has been working on a CD of the musicians he's met and he's hoping to get it out there to the public with a little help from Kickstarter. We hope you'll pay a visit and maybe drop some change in his hat.

MMP is doing some work with Karen musicians as well. You can check out a few recordings of their wonderful instruments here, and stay tuned for future multimedia projects with this unique musical culture.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

MMP film screenings in Detroit & County Tipperary, Ireland

The Mountain Music Project film will be showing at the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 9:10 PM at Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.

We've been accepted by the International Film Festival of Ireland, running between September 4-11th 2010 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. More details on that soon.

We've also been nominated for a few awards at the World Music & International Film Festival, including the People's Choice Awards for our trailer. To vote for us, click here.

More updates soon.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Film Screening this weekend in Huntington, WV

Friends in West Virginia can check out the MMP film this weekend, April 23rd at the Keith Albee Theatre in Huntington, WV. Showtime at 5:35PM. Don't miss the other films at this year's Appalachian Film Festival.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Film Screening in Lancaster, PA

Friends in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area can catch the MMP film at Penn Cinemas as part of the Lancaster Area Film Festival 12:30PM on Saturday, April 24th. Check their website for updates... Thanks Lancaster!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MMP film screenings in Memphis, Huntington, & Washington,DC

We're mighty pleased to tell ya that the MMP film will be playing Friday April 16th, 5:30 PM at the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington, West Virginia, the film will be screening at the Appalachian Film Festival.

Tell yer west Tennessee friends to check us out at the Ridgeway Four Theater 5PM Friday April 23rd and again at 3PM on Sunday April 25th, at the 11th annual
Memphis International Film and Music Festival.

Later this summer, our film will also be screened at the
World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC. We'll have more info on that in forthcoming posts...Hope to see ya there!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

We're award-winning! Who knew?

The Mountain Film Festival in Mammoth California gave our film a "Sierra Nevada" award and we've just learned that we've been voted the best independent documentary at the Carolina Film & Video Festival. Woo hoo!

We're still working out details of how to get DVD's out to our friends and fans, meanwhile, there's some new clips here. Great job everyone!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MMP Film showing in Chicago, Charleston, & Greensboro...

Hey folks, looks like we're gonna be in a couple of festivals...

At the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, showtime will be at 12 noon on March 7th at the Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission is free! For more info, please visit:

Charleston International Film Festival will be showing our film at 11 AM, Sunday April 11 (block 1) at the American Theater in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
You can check out their details at

Friends near Greensboro, North Carolina can check us out at at the Carolina Film & Video Festival, February 27th, showtime at 3pm in the University of North Carolina Greensboro's Elliot University (EUC) Auditorium. More details at:

Tell your friends!