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Aki Kumar – Bollywood Blues

August 26 @ 9:00 pm

- $12.00 – $20.00

Aki Kumar left his native home in Mumbai, India for the United States with the intention of working as a software engineer. Then he discovered the sounds of the blues, and his life changed dramatically.

One of the hardest working artists on the music scene today, this San Jose-based musician has successfully blended elements of Indian music into his musical and visual presentation, making for a multi-cultural mash-up that sounds like no one else, yet never loses touch with the inspiration it draws from the blues. He has made multiple appearances at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, has been featured on PRI “The World,” and has toured in Russia, Scandinavia and South America.

Kumar’s Little Village Foundation releases Aki Goes To Bollywood (2016) and Hindi Man Blues (2018) are considered ground-breaking albums that have garnered international critical acclaim. In 2020, Kumar made major news with the world-wide launch of his album Dilruba on Sony Music India. Kumar kicked off 2021 with the release of an uplifting reggae-infused single “Zindagi” (Life).

Kumar’s  visionary  stylistic  mix, called Bollywood Blues,  has  already  won  him  widespread  attention.  In  addition  to the  local  live music  venues  where  he’s  built  an  enthusiastic audience,  he’s  performed  at  the  prestigious  Hardly  Strictly  Bluegrass  festival,  been  featured  on  PRI  “The  World,”  and  toured  in  India, Russia, Scandinavia and South America.  Now,  after  spending  more  than  a  decade  developing  his  sound  with  the  help  of  some  of  the  Bay  Area’s  finest  musicians,  Aki Kumar  continues  to  take  his  love  for  the  blues  to  new  and  fascinating  place.

Venue

Mr. Tipples
39 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Venue

Mr. Tipples
39 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map