East meets West in Tony Talwar’s music

Tony Talwar is one of my recent discoveries in the local world music and dance scene in Chicago. I found his music very pleasant to listen to, so I decided to share it with you. Tony is a local cross-cultural DJ that likes to mix electronic dance music with classical Indian instruments such as sitar, sarangi, waja, tumbi, dhol and tabla. Vocals come from a variety of musical styles, including Qawwali, Bhangra, Bollywood and Raag. You can hear a sample of his music in the following link:http://ow.ly/4TZRL. The name of this song is Tabla Raaga Project and comes from his latest CD titled Bhangra Communication.  If you would like to hear more of his music or buy music for this CD, you can do it here.

Tonight: come see me perform with Nu Bambu, Chicago’s hottest Urban Fusion band

Chicago Rumba Reggae Fusion with Nu Bambu

Tonight is the first presentation of the newest band to enter the Chicago world’s music scene: Nu Bambu. This is a bilingual, street-smart  band that has cutting-edge lyrics with a twist that fuse together different styles such as rumba and reggae. The sounds of Nu Bambu are as diverse as our cross-cultural musicians, who come from Jamaica, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the United States. Strong Latin and Reggae flavors, pitch-bending trumpet and potent bass and drum lines give the songs a unique progressive flavor along with conscious-raising, bilingual thought- provoking lyrics that morphs into hip cutting-edge music for a new generation. This musical fusion is very contagious and rhythmic, so be ready to dance when listening to our songs.

Get a taste of our music by clicking on this link, and come see us perform live tonight at Silvie’s Lounge in the Ravenswood neighborhood at 10 p.m.

Address: 1902 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60613

Price: $5 . Ladies get in for free

We will also be performing this Saturday March 19  at 10 pm at the Healing Arts Festival and Supermoon Reggae Party at Multi Kulti (1000 N Milwaukee)  in Wicker Park. Hope to see you all there.