- Date / Time: 09/26/2013 : 10:00 PM
- Location: The Blue Frog
- Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
- Entry: Rs. 500
- Phone: (+)91-22-61586158, (+)91-22-65251716, (+)91-22-65251718
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Raghu Dixits remarkable rise has been nothing short of spectacular. The former Bharatnatyam dancers rousing folk rock is not only the symbol of metropolitan Indias blossoming alternative music scene, but is also making waves internationally. His music is ethnic and rooted at the core, but at the same time, global in its outlook. Raghus method, like his music, is unique: I didnt have a tape recorder so I couldnt listen to the songs but that limiting factor became my advantage I would strum my guitar, hum and make melodies.
Then I would read the newspaper and put stories to the melody.Raghus self-titled album became the biggest selling non-Bollywood record in India (2009). He has also written scores for two Kannada-language (his native tongue) movies: Both were cult hits, thats whats made me so popular in my home state…”In international terms his arc has been nothing short of meteoric: in 2008 he was invited to the Sage Gateshead in the UKs North East folk heartland, for a collaborative project.
The positive feedback encouraged Raghu to pursue more international dates, resulting in a slot at Groove Armadas Hackney festival Lovebox, which in turn led to a booking at premier world music festival, Womad in 2009. Raghus growing profile isnt that surprising once youve seen him live: hes a powerhouse, and delivers songs in a fluid combination of English, Hindi and Kannada set to virtuoso guitars and violin, drawing on blues, rock, reggae, bhangra, Latin and Sufi.