explorASIAN Festival Blog

Monday, June 2, 2008

NEW: Delhi To Dublin - June 5 - 8pm

Asian Heritage Month comes to a stunning end in Richmond with internationally renowned local fusion band 'Delhi To Dublin' playing at the Richmond Cultural Centre. "Richmond is very lucky to be able to attract cutting edge intercultural music of this caliber," says Alan Hill, Cultural Diversity Coordinator.

Delhi To Dublin blends east and west, electronic and acoustic, mainstream and underground. The five member D2D crew takes listeners on a 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 its 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.

Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Phone: 604-247-8300

For more information or to book tickets call 604- 247-8300.
Tickets are $15 each.