.Ballimaaraan in San Jose

This winter, prolific Indian actor, playwright and songwriter Piyush Mishra imports his live concert Ballimaaraan in the US for the first time. A celebration of 19th-century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib, the show defies genres by merging a full band with Mishra’s conversational lyricism. The visionary artist is known for his combination of hard-hitting political commentary and humor. Ballimaaraan premiered in 2016 and quickly gained a cult following, with high-energy songs like “Aarambh” and “Husna” winning over younger generations throughout India. Now it’s time for American audiences to see what all the buzz is about. (AM)

Ballimaaraan

Sat, 6pm, $29 – $99

Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose

Piyush Mishra Live Performance | Ballimaaraan Band | Sahitya Aaj Tak
Addie Mahmassanihttps://www.addiemahmassani.com/
Addie Mahmassani is a poet based in Santa Cruz. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark and is currently an MFA student in creative writing at San Jose State University. There, she is a Teaching Associate as well as the lead poetry editor of Reed Magazine, California's oldest literary journal. She also surfs, sings and loves a part-sheepdog named Lou.

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