San Francisco: TNG Review: Dehli 2 Dublin Show @ The Independent 9/22
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By Beatrice Lazar
Dehli 2 Dublin – Canadian band gives head to your Lager beer. You will spill before the end of the 1st set tune. Dreamy, hot- hot Ravi Binning sings straight from his heart to your heart. His Indian eyebrows go wild for you and his voice is piercing like a teenage heart throb call. Don’t get too close to the stage or these guys will burn your pants down! They have maple syrup hearts pouring over us with, “This is an S.O.S. – we must stop the stress from East to West. One Heart, One Mind. Ohm Shanti Ohm”. That may sound cheesy here but, they bring international genres together in the most harmonious uplifting ways and often singing in Punjabi.
Multiculturalism is no dream at a Dehli 2 Dublin show! Their collision of musical scales from East to West convinces us we are all one and the same. From Canadian heritage Celtic folk to Bhangra , a little reggae to classical stringed solos all wrapped with a western ribbon of electronica/ Dub- they simply evaporate borders. DJ Tarun spins the tables and beats heavy on the intoxicating tabla drums. Andrew Kim is an Asian kilt wearing Irish jig dancing electric sitar player. The Klezmer, blues infused artist Jaron Freeman Fox does guest appearances, burning up his violin, turning it into a heavy metal fiddle, trashing on it while holding it above his head. He is Caucasian but, is relentless in Indian raga battling –which sounds like freestyle rapping on spiritual speed. He and Ravi go at it, a quarter way in to their show.
With the mix of Indians in the audience, the Bhangra dancing, the high energy dramatics on stage, this felt like a Bollywood movie set where no one was left out.
See the new electrifying “Apples” Music video and check out the JUST RELEASED Delhi 2 Dublin EP: Delhi 2 Dubland. For a limited time, you can purchase this collaboration and remix album, all on the reggae and dubwise tip, on Bandcamp for just $5 bucks!
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