Musco Center & the College of Performing Arts present
Aki Kumar Trio: Live from Home
ONLINE Thursday, October 15, 2020
7 p.m. PT | LIVESTREAM
Aki Kumar’s Trio performs live from home with his unique blend of Bollywood-pop and blues. Join Sony Music recording artist Aki Kumar from the comfort of your own home for a real-time conversation before the concert.
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 live music scene today, this San Jose-based blues 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 its blues foundation. 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 released Aki Goes To Bollywood (2016) and Hindi Man Blues (2018) are considered ground-breaking albums that have garnered international critical acclaim. In August 2019, Kumar made major news with the announcement of a new record deal with Sony Music India and the world-wide launch of his debut single Dilruba.
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