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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If Music Could Talk - March 28, 2010 - PODCAST

Salsa, Bollywood, Bhangra, Latin House, Indonesian Krontjong, Disco Rap, New Soul etc


Tune in every week from 7-9pm EST on WRIR - 97.3LPFM Richmond Independent Radio - listen online here :

Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 SPACE ODYSSEY *FUSION* Event - Washington DC

DATE: Saturday March 27th, 2010
TIME: 9:30PM - 2:00AM
VENUE: Heritage Lounge, DuPont Circle, 1337 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20036

TICKETS: $15 Pre-sale $20 at Door - ( Discounted till March 23rd - $12!! )

purchase tickets HERE

(Discounted Tickets for $12, Use promocode " fuzion1")

PHONE: 347.409.2615 OR 402.933.0647


For group discounts call above numbers or email

Dj and promoter of the incredibly popular monthly "Bollywood Night" and other international dance music parties in Richmond VA, DC and Norfolk, Host of the radio show "If Music Could Talk", Music producer, and International Dancefloor diplomat.

Carl Hamm- aka DJ Carlito,
David Hill - eDC Promotions
Jacqueline Lopez, Taniuka Inc.
Manan Singh Katohora, JMD Creations
Matt Kline, DCA Entertainment
Pushpa Koneri,
Sandra Pitt, WeMarketing Inc.

Monday, March 22, 2010

If Music Could Talk - March 21, 2010 - PODCAST


Punk Rock, Khmer Pop, Bollywood Classics, new Bhangra, and some new Bolly-Soundtracks, Japanese New Wave, Persian Club/House music, and some funky Soul..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

If Music Could Talk - March 14 2010 - Chicha, Cumbia, Old School Merengue, 60s and 70s pop from Indonesia, etc

Happy Spring to all the Pisces water babies, music fans, richmonders and world citizens!! Last week's show featured Chicha, Cumbia, old school Merengue, some golden 60s and 70s Indonesian Pop hits, and lots more!


tune in every Sunday on WRIR 97.3 LPFM 7-9pm EST - online at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


from A.R. Rahman's official website :

"A.R. Rahman, best known for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," announced today (Mar. 4) that he will embark on a world tour this summer.

The "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" kicks off June 11 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York and will span 16 major cities worldwide.

For the trek, Rahman is collaborating with creative director Amy Tinkman, who has worked to create concerts for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey. The tour will not only feature Rahman's music, but also dance arrangements and acrobatics inspired by his native India. A press release described the concert as a "theatrical experience" utilizing "new technologies."

this tour includes a stop in WASHINGTON DC at the Patriot Center on Jun. 13!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

"MOD" Cartoonist - Michel Quarez

found these full scans today on this cool blog here

The Kapoor Family Website

thanks to Memsaab for this wonderful link.. the Kapoor Family Webpage!!
for those of you who dont know.. the Kapoor's are not just a family but a Bollywood Dynasty - each of them had their own individual style of acting.. all of them legendary in their own way..

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

J P Singhal - "One of the Single Largest Solo Exhibitions of Indian Art Ever Held" - last month in Mumbai

view more of his work on his website

J P Singhal Solo Exhibition

more about J.P. Singhal

VIDEO about the painter

plus, here's a VIDEO showing Bollywood couple Boney Kapoor and Sridevi's attendance of this exhibition..

according to this article, Singhal was also consulted by Raj Kapoor for the "look" of Zeenat Aman's character "Roopa" in the RK film Satyam Shivam Sundaram...

Monday, March 08, 2010

My big sis, Xeni, tech journalist, and major influence on my musical tastes over the years gave me a cool shout out on her interview at Amoeba music!

full post on BoingBoing

If Music Could Talk - February 28, March 7, 2010 - Pashto pop, Balkan folk pop (Chalga), Korean club hits, and new Bollywood tracks


"International" pop music can be ok (if not awesome, at least interesting), and it can be really bad... this past Sunday on "If Music Could Talk" - we dabbled in "pop" music from several parts of the world.. specifically: Pashto (Afghani/Pakistani) pop, Balkan folk pop (Chalga), Korean club hits, and a few new Bollywood tracks..
as a disclaimer, some of this music is *really* awful.. and it should serve as proof that pop music is often pretty horrible no matter where it comes from... (not just in America as one might assume, although i believe we are the most prolific bad music makers)
then on the other hand, some of these songs are pretty damn good... but i'll let you be the judge. If Music Could Talk - March 7 , 2010
ps: check the setlist for video links - they're awfully good!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Bollywood Night - March 13, 2010 - Spring is on the way..

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

If Music Could Talk - February 28, 2010 - Interview with Nana Kwame Ampadu I (founder of the African Brothers Band International of Ghana)

A special interview with African Highlife legend Nana Kwame Ampadu I, founder and band leader of The African Brothers Band International which was formed in the early 60s.
He's been making incredibly beautiful Highlife music for many many years..
truly a cultural treasure of international music..
One of my greatest dreams has come true to be able to present this interview to you.


official website for NANA KWAME AMPADU I

and here's an awesome PHOTO GALLERY on that same website

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