Friday, July 14, 2006

Global Delights at the Getty, Saturday 7/15, 5:45

Free, $7 parking. Link

I should have done a heads-up on this earlier. It looks good, almost four hours of hip hop and electronica from the Indian subcontinent. Here's the schedule on two stages:

  • 5:45 - 6:30 Dub Lab Soundsystem
  • 6:30 - 7:30 Dhamaal Soundsystem
  • 7:30 - 8:15 Paul Livingstone and Arohi Ensemble
  • 7:45 - 8:15 Dub Lab Soundsystem
  • 8:15 - 9:30 Karsh Kale
Don't miss Tabla Beat Science member Karsh Kale. He plays the tabla, sings, and mixes, creating...tablatronica. Listen here as Kale eloquently explains the tabla, North Indian hand drums. His new CD is Broken English, obviously an ironic title once you listen to him.

Here is what the San Francisco Bay Guardian had to say about Dhamaal Soundsystem:

We can't take credit for our readers' choosing Dhamaal Soundsystem as this year's best electronic music act. But since we gave the collective of DJs, visual artists, and musicians a Best of the Bay award last year, we must admit we're pleased. Dhamaal, who recently put out their debut album, Dhamaal Soundsystem, and perform regularly at Club Six, are known and loved for their mix of breakbeats and live traditional South Asian instrumentation, accompanied by video art. They're loved so well, in fact, that cofounder Janaka Selecta was chosen by our readers as best DJ as well.

You can buy food and wine there, or bring your own food - no wine - as long as your picnic basket isn't too big. The museum itself is open until 9:00.