DELHI 2 DUBLIN, one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands, will be bringing their dynamic mash-up of eclectic world music and driving club beats to the Spanos Theatre on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Cal Poly Arts presents the group that’s been dubbed “The United Nations of Rock ‘n’ Roll” as they tour the United States in support of their latest summer release, Turn Up The Stereo.
Delhi 2 Dublin challenges the definition of urban music and drags it to the intersection of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae, hip-hop, rock and electronica, creating a multi-instrumental musical expression using sitar, tabla, Celtic fiddle, and bagpipes.
Turn Up The Stereo is not only the title of their new album, it’s the philosophy behind the release.
“Sometimes we just need to drown out the noise of the world by making the music louder,” declares vocalist Sanjay Seran.
Tarun Nayar, who handles electronics and plays tabla in the band, adds, “We spent ten times the amount of time and effort writing this album than we have in the past. We really tried to make everything better – from music and lyrics to production and artwork.”
Part of the creative process included a retreat in Bali. After performing at a festival on the Indonesian island in the spring, Nayar and Seran, joined by violinist Sara Fitzpatrick, guitarist and sitar player Andrew Kim, and dhol player Ravi Binning, rented a house and really honed the songs.
When touring, the Delhi 2 Dublin “road warriors” feel that they plug directly into the world’s music and energy. The strong word-of-mouth for their live performances has enabled them to build a loyal and continent wide fan base. The band has played several of the top festivals in Canada, the UK and the U.S. and expanded its horizons last year to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe.
**Note: this will be a high volume concert
Visit the artists’ website: www.delhi2dublin.com
Student and adult tickets for the performance are $33 and $40 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Call 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online anytime at www.calpolyarts.org.
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