The Komagata Maru Project (GJFC 2014)
During the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium the Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet (BC) presented the The Komagata Maru Project as a workshop/performance.
The Komagata Maru Project tells the story of the Komagata Maru Incident of 1914, when a ship carrying 376 passengers from India came to Canada in defiance of the racist Continuous Journey Regulation that was enacted specifically to prevent their immigration. The music, which combines the languages of Indian classical and jazz, depicts specific events and examines them from the psychological perspectives of those involved.
Led by Neelamjit Dhillon, alto saxophone, bansuri, tabla; and accompanied by Chris Gestrin, piano; André Lachance, double bass; and Dan Gaucher, drumset.