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Celebrated Indian American Musician, Composer, DJ, Karsh Kale returns to the Boston area to perform live with fellow acclaimed musicians Max ZT and Jay Gandhi at OBERON in Cambridge on Thursday, March 1, 2018. 7:30 PM Doors. 8:00 PM Show. DJ Warp opens and supports.
"Karsh Kale mixes eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage to make a sound that is distinctly his own.” – Former President Barack Obama
A quote from when Karsh Kale DJed at the White House for an Asian American Heritage Month event where he represented his Indian and American culture. Described by Billboard Magazine as a "visionary composer and producer", Karsh Kale today is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion. His career has gone through many avatars over the past 20 years as he jumps between the various roles of being a world renowned tabla player, drummer, DJ/ remix artist, vocalist, multi instrumentalist, film composer, as well as a band leader and curator all with equal ease. He has produced five internationally released solo albums (Realize, Liberation, Broken English, Cinema, Up), and a collaborative album with Anoushka Shankar called ‘Breathing Under Water.’
Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including his musical hero Zakir Hussain, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Laswell, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Midival Punditz, and many others. Over the past decade, Karsh has been invited to perform at many prestigious venues and festivals around the globe and was invited to perform at the White House in 2013 and was introduced by Former President Obama himself. He has become a noted composer in the world of film and has also made his forward thinking artistic presence felt on TV shows like the Cannes Award Winning show like The Dewarists, in which Kale featured in 2 seasons as well as popular shows such as Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2 and MTV Sound Trippin Season 2. He also curated a special set featuring musicians from across the NH7 Weekender Festival to present a finale set that left his audience asking for more at each edition of the Festival in 2013. In 2016, he curated the finale at each edition of Wanderlust Festival in the US. Be it with his live ensembles, or as a world-renowned producer, Karsh Kale continues to push the boundaries of music in many directions as well as continues to be one the most sought after collaborators of his generation.
For his Boston return, Kale will perform live on tabla and DJ. He will be accompanied by acclaimed New York City based musicians Max ZT on santoor (dulcimer) and Jay Gandhi on Indian bansuri (flute). Max ZT also leads the band House of Waters (who are playing Celebrity Series in March and is a student of Indian classical music pioneer, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Jay Gandhi’s Indian bansuri playing has long been a staple of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective and Gandhi is a student of Indian classical flute maestro, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Boston local DJ and recent Chicago transplant DJ Warp will open the event and support.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Karsh Kale Live
(Tabla & DJ Set)
Max ZT on Santoor,
Jay Gandhi on Bansuri
DJ Warp opens
7:30 PM Doors. 8:00 PM Show.
2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA 02138
OBERON is the American Repertory Theater’s second stage, a destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square. In addition to offering work from the A.R.T’s main season, OBERON is also a thriving incubator for emerging artists to imagine new projects that could only exist in this exciting club theater environment. Hundreds of artists and performance groups brought work to the space each year.