Dr. Das (Live)
Founder of Asian Dub Foundations' solor project Official Album Release Party
Cheb I Sabbah
DJ Amar (Electric Vardo)
Shabaz (Live Lounge)
Sukhawat Ali Khan & Riffat Sultana Shiraz
WORLDLY: America’s premiere global beats showcase returns with Asian Dub Foundation co-founder Dr. Das’ first U.S. solo gig and sets by Karsh Kale, Cheb i Sabbah, Janaka Selekta, DJ Sep, DJ Dragonfly and DJ Amar. Also, representing a 500 year tradition of classical Indian and folk music Sukhawat Ali Khan and Riffat Sultana live. Finally, a sanctuary renowned for its hospitality through its years of service in the Black Rock Desert designs a space rich in Middle Eastern chill, luxurious carpets, and hookas. As always 1015 Folsom will be transformed by paintings and artwork of Nyomi and production design of Glory STGO
Friday, March 2, 2007 at 1015 Folsom, San Francisco : 21+ : 10pm - 5am: 415.863.1221
10 Limited Presale / 15 with flyer/printout / $20 at door: Advance Tickets at: www.dhamaalsf.com
WORLDLY continues to bring the brightest stars of the global electronica scene to San Francisco with shows attended by over 1400 revelers. During the past two years we have celebrated the music of State of Bengal (Anokha), Bobby Friction and Nihal (BBC Radio 1), Visionary Underground UK. Midival Punditz (India), Cheb I Sabbah, Karsh Kale. Belly Dance and Bhangra performances and many more incredible acts and artists.
About the Artists:
Bassist Dr. Das is best known as the “dub” in Asian Dub Foundation. His fat, addictive basslines propelled the British Asian Underground pioneers’ sound from their inception in 1995 to 2006. Dr. Das just released his first solo CD Emergency Basslines to great acclaim across Europe. Worldly is proud to feature Dr. Das’ first U.S. solo gig. His high-energy, rhythm-charged performance will find him joined by virtuoso percussionist and electronica luminary Karsh Kale, as well as drummer Ramjac. Other very special guests will appear during the set. Don’t miss this U.S. exclusive gig!
Dr. Das on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/drdas
Innerviews’ Dr. Das Feature: http://www.innerviews.org/inner/adf.html
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ Karsh Kale is one of the U.S. global electronica scene’s key driving forces. In addition to a series of highly successful releases on the Six Degrees label, including his latest, Broken English, Kale is in high demand by some of the most innovative musical voices of our time. Herbie Hancock, Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell, Dave Douglas, and Ravi and Anoushka Shankar are just a few of the musicians he’s collaborated with. Kale’s electrifying sets are always full of surprises, including unreleased material and glimpses into secret projects.
Karsh Kale on the Web: http://www.karshkale.com
Innerviews’ Karsh Kale Feature: http://www.innerviews.org/inner/kale.html
Cheb i Sabbah
Cheb i Sabbah has made a career out of blending music from all over the world into kaleidoscopic, dancefloor
mixes. His first three albums for Six Degrees Records, Shri Durga, MahaMaya - Shri Durga Remixed and Krishna Lila, are cult classics in which India's time-honored traditions merge with the universe of possibilities afforded by contemporary recording technology. His fourth release was a continuous DJ mix titled As Far As, in which the sounds of Asia, Arabia and Africa—his main sources of inspiration—are represented as if the listener were attending one of his renowned live sets. From here, he turned his attention to North Africa with his latest discs La Kahena and La Ghriba - La Kahena Remixed. He’s currently working on a brand new album and you can look forward to a sneak preview of it at this edition of Worldly.
Cheb i Sabbah on the Web: http://www.chebisabbah.com
The San Francisco Bay Area urban electronica community spoke loudly and clearly when it declared Dhaamal SF co-founder Janaka Selekta “Best DJ” in a recent SF Guardian reader’s poll. Janaka brings a dancer’s sensibility to the decks, by deconstructing each track, and merging and beat juggling parts to build crescendos and diminuendos. Janaka is renowned for his deft touch while constantly working the tracks and mixer to blow up dancefloors across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. His unique sound combines original songs and homemade bootlegs with floor-stomping tracks from around the planet. Janaka’s breakbeat tune, “Bol Breaker,” broke BBC Radio 1’s Bobby and Nihal’s Top 10 and the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD hit the iTunes Top 20 Electronic Music Chart.
Janaka Selekta on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/janakaselekta
DJ Mixes: http://www.terraphonic.net
Sukhawat Ali Khan and Riffat Sultana
Sukhawat Ali Khan and Riffat Sultana are the children of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who was universally recognized and acclaimed as the finest Pakistani Classical singer of his time. Their family represents a 500-year lineage of musicians hailing from the Sham Chaurasi Gharana (school of music). The two have recorded for numerous labels including Ark 21/Universal, Triloka/Mercury, Hearts of Space, City of Tribes, Six Degrees and XDot25. Riffat has worked with producers Narada Michael Walden and Miles Copeland, and is featured on several upcoming tracks by Janaka Selekta. The beautiful, powerful and infectious voices of Sukhawat and Riffat weave together to create a truly exhilarating experience. Sukahawat and Riffat perform alongside
Sukhawat Ali Khan at World Music Central: http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/artists/artist_page.php?id=575
Plus All Your Favorite World Music Producers and DJs
DJ Sep (Dub Mission/KPFA : www.dubmissionsf.com )
DJ Dragonfly (Groove Garden: www.thegroovegarden.com )
DJ Amar (Electric Vardo: www.bansuri.net )
Faux Dive's Shisha Alcove provides shelter from the intoxicating riddims of the OUTER WORLD. Rejuvenate you root chakra to the finest imported tempos from our resident turntablists & tobamel from our humble hooka-burdar while relaxing amidst plush pillows & other pleasures
Faux Dive has honed its renowned hospitality over years of service in the Black Rock Desert enchanting those with discriminating tastes in Middle Eastern chill.