World sounds of Delhi 2 Dublin
“We take whatever we like and whatever we’re feeling at the moment,” said Sanjay Seran, before a Tahoe show in March 2011. “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.
“They are my new favorite band,” said music promoter “Late-Nite” Billy Drewitz, who is presenting Delhi 2 Dublin and South Shore’s Sub-Reactor Monday, March 11 at Mo’s Place..
Seran spoke last year 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.”