Karsh Kale’s new album, Cinema, is Kale’s fifth and his most ambitious album to date. Kale’s diverse musical talents as a tabla player/drummer, remixer, producer and multi-instrumentalist are all present. However it’s Kale’s recent forays into scoring films for India’s growing Bollywood film industry that provided the greatest influence to Kale’s usual palette of progressive electro-rock and Indian classical music.
In the two years of writing the album on piano and guitar, Karsh challenged himself to write songs with a Western ear – further blurring the boundaries between rock, world and electronic music.
Karsh Kale is one of the pioneers of global fusion and electronica. His music inspired and defined the worldwide club phenomenon known as “Asian Massive” or “Asian Underground” in the early part of the decade. Today Karsh’s music has traveled far past the underground club scene and has been featured on stages from Lincoln Center to the Burning Man Festival, and from the Barbican Center to the Hollywood Bowl.
May 26, 2011 – Highline Ballroom – New York NY
May 27, 2011 – Conga Room – Los Angeles, CA
May 28, 2011 – Yoshi’s – San Francisco, CA
Buy the album:
- In North America: Cinema. Other recordings available: Realize, Liberation, Breathing Under Water, Broken English, Redesign: Realize Remixed
- In Europe: Cinema. Other recordings available: Realize, Liberation, Broken English, Breathing Under Water, Redesign Realize Remixed
Author: World Music Central News Department
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