Delhi 2 Dublin is the new sound of music! Blending east and west, electronic and acoustic, mainstream and underground, the five member D2D crew takes listeners on a wild and borderless trip through global sounds and synchronicities. The band fuses the traditional sounds of tabla, dhol, fiddle, and sitar with cutting edge DJ aesthetics, to create a highly charged multi-cultural dance celebration.
Originally formed for a one-shot performance during Vancouver's Celtic Fest in March of 2006, word of their foot stomping, high energy live set started to spread, and the project soon took a life of it’s own. Recently, D2D were invited to open the massive Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa where they collaborated with Irish and Indian dancers and the National Circus School. They have since played many of the West Coast Canadian festivals and are poised to take the act to a global level. With the able help of global fusion pioneer Adamh Shakh, they’ve just finished production of their first full length CD.
Delhi 2 Dublin’s influences include: Afro-Celt Soundsystem, Transglobal Underground, Cheb i Sabbah, and the Dhamaal Soundsystem. Each of the 5 band members has very different musical tastes, but the band as a whole capitalizes on this diversity to create the common ground for their unique sound.
"From delhi 2 dublin is the perfect mix of bhangra(ic)-celtic synchronicity, it only happens once and you are hearing it"
Cheb i Sabbah
Tarun Nayar - Tabla, Electronics
Kytami - Fiddle
Sanjay Seran - Vocals
Ravi Binning - Dhol
Andrew Kim - Electric Sitar, Guitar
Adham Shaikh - Electronics
DJ Collage - MC
Tanya Jacobs - Vocals
Bobby Bovenzi - Djembe
Jacob Cino - Electronics