PBS SoCal debuts Korla, a documentary that shares the story of John Roland Redd, an African-American man who reinvents himself as Korla Pandit, who became the Godfather of Exotica music in Los Angeles in 1944.
Korla, is a documentary detailing the story of an African-American man who reinvented himself on Los Angeles television as a turbaned musician from India who fused east and west on the organ. He became revered as a cultural icon and credited for founding the genre known today as exotica music which has been admired by media tastemakers and musicians such as Carlos Santana and radio personality, Pete Fallico. The documentary, presented by PBS SoCal and Korla LLC. will premiere in Los Angeles on PBS SoCal (KOCE) on October 27 at 7pm, and will air nationwide in February 2017.
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