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THE RAGHU DIXIT PROJECT
September 12, 2012
Contemporary Indian folk music
Wedneday, Sep 12
- 8pm $20
Raghu Dixit has fast become a shining beacon in the burgeoning Indian independent music scene. Last year, Raghu’s debut self-titled album went on to become India’s highest selling non-film music release. Having toured the UK for most of this summer, he has quickly won hearts and minds wherever he has played. His debut album will be released in the UK on September 13th by Wrasse Records. Raghu also recently signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony ATV
With a towering voice fronting traditional Indian folk music, which is subtly infused with elements of Western Rock, Arabic, Latino and Reggae textures and rhythms, Raghu’s music transcends national borders and whatever language he sings in he always gets audiences singing and dancing with joy.
Raghu has always said that it is his country, the Indian people, the colours, fragrances, food and languages that have helped to influence and shape his music. This influence can be seen on stage with the band adorning colourful Lungis (sarongs), anklets and beads. With over 400 shows under their belt, the band has become an explosive live act bringing an entirely new genre to the forefront of the Indian music community. He is now taking that music on to the world stage.
The Raghu Dixit Project is one of India’s foremost bands in its genre. Earthy, rooted, colourful, vibrant, catchy, emotional, intense, in your face, simple yet highly enjoyable are some of the words that describe the music of The Raghu Dixit Project.
The quintessential live experience for all.