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djushka:

New Ushka interview with  on ! My thoughts on feminism, music, migration, and cultural appropriation. 

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mishthi:

One of my favorite KCRW DJ’s stumbled onto the most amazing Bollywood Disco finds. Read Mario Cotto’s full post here. 

I’d picked up the limited edition Asha Bhosle 12″ that was released just before the full length. The A-side is a lovely Brother Cleve edit of  Bollywood superstar Bhosle’s hit “Udi Baba” but it was the weird chuggy groover B-side, “Koi Lutera”  that basically melted my face off…

With a soppy, melty pool off face all over my hands and keyboard I went looking for video on YouTube I came across…this….and then what was left of my face and head just…exploded.

Yup. My head also kind of exploded too. This Curry Western video is pure brilliance. Add this to my Discostan playlist.

mishthi:

Don’t you love it when your favorite band has stickers you can throw on your gear and tell the world how much you love them? Well, we aren’t a band. But we do have some sweet, sweet, Mishthi Music stickers for you!
If you want a short stack of these limited edition, swaggy stickers, send us an email to mishthimusic [at] gmail.com with your mailing address and an answer to the following question, "Who is your favorite Mishthi Music artist and why?"
We can only send one stack per household, so don’t be sneaky. And make your answer good.

mishthi:

Don’t you love it when your favorite band has stickers you can throw on your gear and tell the world how much you love them? Well, we aren’t a band. But we do have some sweet, sweet, Mishthi Music stickers for you!

If you want a short stack of these limited edition, swaggy stickers, send us an email to mishthimusic [at] gmail.com with your mailing address and an answer to the following question, "Who is your favorite Mishthi Music artist and why?"

We can only send one stack per household, so don’t be sneaky. And make your answer good.

mishthi:

Ana Tijoux AND Shadia Mansour?!?!?

This is supreme magic. More at Colorlines.

Producer Sammy Chand teams up with Wu Tang Clan member Cappadonna on a groundbreaking new hip hop sound. Check it out here!

mishthi:

Mishthi Mixtape Volume 1: Brooklyn Shanti by Mishthi Music on Mixcloud

We here at Mishthi Music love a good mixtape. I have fond memories of casette deck mixtaping from my youth and like to think of this site as a modern version of that. We are so excited to announce a…

Bandish Projekt is ROCKIN’ LA!
This has been a great music week for us here at Mishthi and one of the highlights is that we got to witness DJ, composer, producer Bandish Projekt aka Mayur Narvekar work his magic right in front of us at #MehfilMassive.  He takes being a multi-instrumentalist to new heights. We also going to “sit down” with Mayur for a short interview.  He couldn’t be a nicer, more down to earth, humble artist.  
This is Bandish Projekt/Mayur’s first trip to the U.S. and luckily—he’s performing again. If you live in LA —DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW.  
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Thank you, Mayur- for siting down with Mishthi Music and for sharing your amazing talent.  
What inspires you and your music?
I have been practicing Indian Classical tabla since the age of 3, a lot of my sounds are based around Indian classical “bandish”, which means “composition” in Hindi. I have a deep love for electronic music, especially from innovators like trentemoller and Squarepusher, who inspire me tremendously. Some of my current favorites include Koan Sounds and Flying Lotus.  Most importantly, though, I am always inspired by my surroundings, Nature, Art, cultures, and meeting people from around the world.   
We’re assuming you’ll be remixing South Asian religious texts at Mehfil Massive, what can we expect to hear? Does religion play a role in your music?
Music is my religion.
My performance is a collaboration with LA based Poet Amarnath Ravva, whose book is being released by Kaya Press at the event. It’s a gorgeous visual and literary work, and during our performance, I will be triggering ambient sounds and playing tabla live. As I am based out of Mumbai, India, I am surrounded by spirituality, religion & culture and like to celebrate them all…they all shine through in some way through my music. 
At Mishthi we frequently post about South Asian artists in the diaspora— and love hearing collaborations of desi artists inside and outside of South Asia  Are there any South Asian artists outside of India that you want to collaborate with?  
In the last few years I have been more focused on my art of playing Tabla and how to appeal and keep the art alive for future generations. Myself and fellow Tabla player Hiren Chate have developed a new production BLACK INK which is my based on 3D design and visuals. The Idea was to present the instrument in a unconventional form https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBMmEQKO7GM
 
BBC Interview about the project ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01svwf0 ) 
  
Also I work on a project with LA based Robin Sukhadia aka Tablapusher where we link up via Skype to showcase the history and repertoire of tabla at a UK based event called Indian Summer. The sessions include a live improvisation on kaidas or compositions and a discussion on where tabla is today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kndHomjBDas
For forthcoming album, I have collaborated with US Hip Hip artist Mandeep Sethi which is sounding brilliant. Also just did a track with UK based rapper Raxstar
If you were to describe yourself as an herb or spice — what would it be and why?
hot! as chili :)
LA family— Don’t miss Bandish Projekt on Friday!!!

mishthi:

If you are in Southern California, DO NOT MISS Mehfil Massive - an evening of poetry and music of the South Asian Diaspora. And you know what? It’s free!

Wednesday April 23, 2014 | 7:30 — 9:30 p.m. |Bovard Auditoirum, University of Southern California (3551 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089)

RSVP HERE: http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/903819

Join Kaya Press and the USC Visions & Voices Arts & Humanities Initiative for a night of incredible artistic collaboration: Legendary South Asian musicians and poets will come together to celebrate and investigate the rich diversity of South Asian spiritual influences. From ghazals set to music and sung throughout the Muslim world to Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize—winning Gitanjali (Prayer Offering of Song), collaborations between poets and musicians have been a staple of South Asian religious life for centuries. In Mughal courts, nightly mehfils brought these performers together and elevated their collaborations to high art. This tradition will get a 21st-century update in a landmark evening featuring performances by internationally renowned diasporic South Asian artists including Sufi-influenced rock guitarist Salman Ahmad, vocalist and ten-string double-violin master Gingger Shankar, Mumbai-based dubstep DJ Bandish Projekt and hip hop artist and producer Brooklyn Shanti in collaboration with award-winning poets Kazim Ali, Tarfia Faizullah, Bhanu Kapil, Mandeep Sethi and Amarnath Ravva.The evening will be hosted by comedian/writer/performance artist D’Lo.

Sitar Trek by Ashwin Batish - Indo Jazz, Raga Rock, Sitar Fusion Music, Kuumbwas Jazz Center (by ragmala)

kayapress:

Join Kaya Press and the USC Visions & Voices Arts & Humanities Initiative for a night of incredible artistic collaboration: Legendary South Asian musicians and poets will come together to celebrate and investigate the rich diversity of South Asian spiritual influences. From ghazals set to music and sung throughout the Muslim world to Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize–winning Gitanjali (Prayer Offering of Song), collaborations between poets and musicians have been a staple of South Asian religious life for centuries. In Mughal courts, nightly mehfils brought these performers together and elevated their collaborations to high art.
This tradition will get a 21st-century update in a landmark evening featuring performances by internationally renowned diasporic South Asian artists including Sufi-influenced rock guitarist Salman Ahmad, vocalist and ten-string double-violin master Gingger Shankar, Mumbai-based dubstep DJ Bandish Projekt and hip hop artist and producer Brooklyn Shanti in collaboration with award-winning poets Kazim Ali, Tarfia Faizullah, Bhanu Kapil, Mandeep Sethi and Amarnath Ravva.The evening will be hosted by comedian/writer/performance artist D’Lo.
Mehfil Massive: South Asian Religions Remixed Through Poetry and Music
Wednesday April 23, 2014 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditoirum, University of Southern California (3551 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089)
 Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Thursday, March 27, at 9 a.m. 
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.General Public: To RSVP, click here.
For further information on this event:visionsandvoices@usc.edu

kayapress:

Join Kaya Press and the USC Visions & Voices Arts & Humanities Initiative for a night of incredible artistic collaboration: Legendary South Asian musicians and poets will come together to celebrate and investigate the rich diversity of South Asian spiritual influences. From ghazals set to music and sung throughout the Muslim world to Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize–winning Gitanjali (Prayer Offering of Song), collaborations between poets and musicians have been a staple of South Asian religious life for centuries. In Mughal courts, nightly mehfils brought these performers together and elevated their collaborations to high art.

This tradition will get a 21st-century update in a landmark evening featuring performances by internationally renowned diasporic South Asian artists including Sufi-influenced rock guitarist Salman Ahmad, vocalist and ten-string double-violin master Gingger Shankar, Mumbai-based dubstep DJ Bandish Projekt and hip hop artist and producer Brooklyn Shanti in collaboration with award-winning poets Kazim AliTarfia FaizullahBhanu KapilMandeep Sethi and Amarnath Ravva.The evening will be hosted by comedian/writer/performance artist D’Lo.

Mehfil Massive: South Asian Religions Remixed Through Poetry and Music

Wednesday April 23, 2014 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Bovard Auditoirum, University of Southern California (3551 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089)

 Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Thursday, March 27, at 9 a.m. 

USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
General Public: To RSVP, click here.

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu