Komagata Maru, 1914

Komagata Maru is an 80-minute performance of original music, contextualized by projected archival photographs, and spoken word narrative. Performance reflects upon  the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. In 1914, a ship carrying 376 passengers from India came to Canada in defiance of the Continuous Journey Regulation that was enacted specifically to prevent their immigration. The music combines the languages of Indian classical and jazz, which depicts specific events and examines them from the psychological perspective of those involved.


Photos By: Lisa Tom