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Ami Dang, Kendra Amalie, Kohinoorgasm
June 5, 2019, 9:00 pm11:30 pm
Practical Records presents an evening of cosmic performance featuring sitar, guitar, and voice.
Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a South Asian-American vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer from Baltimore. Her sound ranges from North Indian classical fused with noise/ambient electronics to beat-driven psych and experimental dancepop. The work references her musical education and hybrid identity as well as the chaos and spirituality of the landscapes of both Baltimore and urban India.
Kohinoorgasm (one word: ko-hee-noor-gasm) is the experimental pop music project of queer, mixed, desi artist Josephine Shetty. Shetty uses minimal dance beats and susurrate vocals as a cathartic way to communicate her opposition to misogyny, war, and cultures of conquest and to heal from anxiety and abuse. Danceable drums and dreamy synth sequences loop beneath repetitive English and Hindi lyrics to create hypnotic environments in which Shetty hopes listeners can reflect and replenish. She has performed at SXSW, Berkeley Art Museum, The Echo, and several other universities, museums, music venues, and DIY spaces across the US and Europe. Josephine is born and based in Los Angeles, CA.