Tag: Asian Underground

An Enchanted Experience with SonnyJi

11Aug

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Sonny JiA week ago today, Sonny Ji hopped on his 1’s and 2’s and created magic through his impromptu mix.

Of Course, being a fan of the Bhangra Mixtape, I was selfish enough to have Sonny Ji spin..How was I going to have him be physically in front of me and not experience the magic in real life? That’s like waving a freaking strawberry lollipop in front of a toddler and then saying, “neener neener neener, you can’t have this”. Yeah. Cruel. Anyway, I called a few connections and booked him an impromptu gig to spin 2am-4am at a bar in the heart of San Francisco.

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Pioneer of Asian Underground Music, Karsh Kale, Debuts Album at Conga Room L.A.

23May

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 Karsh Kale, global fusion musician and trailblazer of the “Asian Underground” movement, is ready to set the stage on fire at The Conga Room on May 27, 2011 with the premiere of his fifth album Cinema. An expected 600 music enthusiasts are anxiously waiting Kale for to perform live and direct.

 Kale’s popularity is at an all time high after scoring for Bollywood films, Karthik Calling Karthik and Dum Maaro Dum. After given the honor of performing alongside India’ musical ambassador Ravi Shankar, Kale has proved himself as the father of a “East-meets-West” culture that continues to influence an entire generation.karsh kale_cinema

 The world of electronic fusion has never been the same since Cinema’s debut at No.1 on the iTunes world music charts, just after its release on April 19th, 2011. The Indian-American musical influences collide in Kale’s album; the electronic, dub-step, trance, and dance-type mixtures are trademark compositions for Kale.

Take a listen to Cinema here:
Cinema by Karsh Kale Official

 After numerous performances around the world, Kale and his band step foot in the busy and bustling city of L.A. once again, to shower his fans with his transcendental, Indian-influenced musical sounds at this rock-concert style event, hosted by Rinku Show.

“The Conga Room has been recognized for holding Latin-based concerts and shows”, said Fabian Alsultany, Director of Programming at Conga Room, “but as the diversity in L.A. expands, so does its culture. Exactly why we take pride in showcasing cross-over artists like Karsh Kale. We want to help spread awareness of the diverse culture thriving in the city of L.A.”

A prestigious event like this would not be possible without event promoters Rahul Khanna and Anil Pujara who have 20 years of event promotions between them. Never failing to push the envelope for the South Asian events, they acquire to bring world famous South Asian artists to Conga Room at least once a month.

“This is a good time for South Asian music and culture” said Pujara, “Not only do we have people of South Asian origin at our monthly events but, people of all backgrounds come together to experience a slice of South Asian entertainment. We want to continue showcasing the South Asian culture through monthly music concerts and performances.”

Conga Room has been center stage for numerous artists for over a decade and hopes to continue bringing in a wide range of culturally influenced artists such as Kale.

About The Conga Room

6400_134508844107_132379069107_3211555_5074294_nThe world famous Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, the downtown entertainment district across the Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre, featuring authentic Latin-style tapas cuisine, a broadcast control room and 1,000-person capacity. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein, The World Famous Conga Room is co-owned by Will. I. Am, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., and NBA stars Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.

 For tickets to Karsh Kale’s show or for more information please visit http://www.congaroom.com