Friday March 14
TABLACENTRIC‘s Kick-Off Event features a special performance / demonstration by Delhi2Dublin. Tabla and the rhythms of north India intersect with Celtic musical ideas and concepts. Tarun, the group’s tabla player, will guide a discussion on the group’s creative process and influences:
Blending east and west, electronic and acoustic, mainstream and underground, the five member D2D crew takes listeners on a wild and borderless trip through global sounds and synchronicities. The band fuses the traditional sounds of tabla, dhol, fiddle, and sitar with cutting edge DJ aesthetics, to create a highly charged multi-cultural dance celebration. Originally formed for a one-shot performance during Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in March of 2006, word of their foot stomping, high energy live set started to spread, and the project soon took a life of it’s own. Recently, D2D were invited to open the massive Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa where they collaborated with Irish and Indian dancers and the National Circus School. They have since played many of the West Coast Canadian festivals and are poised to take the act to a global level. With the able help of global fusion pioneer Adamh Shakh, they’ve just finished production of their first full length CD. It’s getting steady airplay nationwide on the CBC and RJ1200 and has been played recently on BBC’s Bobby Friction and Nihal and on Pathaan’s Musical Rickshaw.
“Delhi 2 Dublin is the perfect mix of bhangra(ic)-celtic synchronicity, it only happens once and you are hearing it”
- Cheb i Sabbah
Electric Sitar, Guitar