On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) will celebrate the opening of its 2012-13 season with a multi-cultural, genre-bending celebration of music in the Yokouchi Pavilion with Delhi 2 Dublin.
Frequently dubbed, "the United Nations of rock and roll," Delhi 2 Dublin challenges the definition of urban music and drags it to the intersection of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae and Electronica. This musically tight quintet has become one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands, and this year they'll enhance their reputation on the American music scene. Where else are you going to see a female fiddle player rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean flanked by two bouncing Bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video?
The Delhi 2 Dublin crew tours non-stop. These road warriors feel that they plug directly into the world's music and energy. The following for their live performances in Canada has enabled them to build a loyal and continent-wide fan base. In the past year, they've played top festivals in Canada, the U.S. and U.K., as well as performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe.
Delhi 2 Dublin will serve up a party mix that packs a punch and makes you want to get up and dance.
Delhi 2 Dublin has just released its latest album, Turn Up The Stereo, which is both the record title and the philosophy behind the release.
"Sometimes we just need to drown out the noise of the world by making the music louder," declared vocalist Sanjay Seran. Tarun Nayar, who handles electronics and plays tabla, added, "We hope people will like this album. We wanted to make something fun that will help us do what we love, which is traveling around the world, playing music and connecting with people."
Nayar and Seran are joined by violinist Sara Fitzpatrick, guitarist and sitar player Andrew Kim and dhol player Ravi Binning to round out the band.
We highly recommend you connect with Delhi 2 Dublin at the MACC on Saturday. It will be a party mix that packs a punch and makes you want to get up and dance.
Tickets are available at the MACC Box Office for $25 in advance and $35 on show day. Call 242-SHOW (7469) or go online to MauiArts.org. Pre-show dining will be catered by Mulligan's On The Blue from 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard.