Monday, November 22, 2010
Delhi 2 Dublin, from Canada
Bhangra and Celtic fusion...from Canada?! Now that's GLOBAILE!
Meet Delhi 2 Dublin, also known as D2D. They are a super groups of sorts that was formed for a performance at the Vancouver Celtic Festival in 2006, and the performance was such a smash hit, that the group stayed together. Since then D2D has played all over Canada and their self-titled first album reached #3 on the Canadian world music charts.
Their sound is almost like Bollywood meets River Dance - but way more funky and less cheesy than that may seem. In particular, it's the fusion of Irish fiddles with Indian tablas that really gives D2D their unique sound. Add in some electronic break beats and you've got a truly new millennium global sound.
And this video is amazing! It's like a multicolored, multicultural kaleidoscope of funkadelic fusion! Check it out: