Sunny Jain Discusses Migration and Connecting Sound Worlds in Short Film for Smithsonian Folkways

New York City-based drummer, percussionist and composer Sunny Jain featured in a new short film for Smithsonian Folkways, last month. Sharing its title with his first studio album for the record label — which is a nonprofit organisation and part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural HeritageWild Wild East explores how the ‘first-generation South Asian–American’ has worked in and outside of the studio to combine sounds of various origins, explore his heritage and reflect upon his upbringing.

Watch the film below and find out more about his album, Wild Wild East, here.

Read the full article over on the Guide to the World of Music here.