Delhi 2 Dublin out to rule the world starting with South Lake Tahoe
The expression all over them map applies to Delhi 2 Dublin, which makes its second Tahoe appearance in as many years Wednesday, March 9, at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe.
“We take whatever we like and whatever we’re feeling at the moment,” said Sanjay Seran. “There’s a lot on the Indian side and on the Celtic side and a lot of reggae dub influences, for sure. Andrew (Kim) plays African rhythms on guitar, that’s his specialty.”
Most bands don’t want to be boxed in a specific category. But name any genre and Delhi 2 Dublin fits in it.
It has dual violins, tabla and dhol indian drums, a sitar, a Brazilian berimbau and a West African djembe. Its Korean singer performs in a kilt.
The multi-ethnic band from Vancouver, B.C., has performed in Dubai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany and will soon be in Indonesia and has targeted Australia and New Zealand as the next continents to bring its sounds which can relate to everyone.
Delhi 2 Dublin will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a St. Patrick’s Day show in the Mezzanine in San Francisco.
“It makes you want to shake your booty,” Tahoe Daily Tribune staff member Rachel West said when Delhi 2 Dublin’s third album, “Planet Electric” pulsed across the newsroom.
“They are my new favorite band,” said music promoter “Late-Nite” Billy Drewitz.
Seran spoke to Lake Tahoe Action from his cell phone in a Portuguese chicken restaurant in Canada.
“Anything that makes people dance is going to be very popular, especially in the festival scene in the summer,” he said. “It’s got that vibe that fits and the electronics is nice too because it has that harder, edgier sound. You can still do drum beats and tracks but your instrumentation could blend itself well with Indian classical or whatever. It gives us a lot of variation and a lot of room to play with a lot of things, so that’s awesome.”
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