"Karsh Kale mixes eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage to make a sound that is distinctly his own.” – Former President Barack Obama Described by Billboard Magazine as a "visionary composer and producer", Karsh Kale today is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion. His career has gone through many avatars over the past 20 years as he jumps between the various roles of being a world renowned tabla player, drummer, DJ/ remix artist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, as well as a band leader and curator all with equal ease. He has produced Five internationally released solo albums, and a collaborative album with Anoushka Shankar.
Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including his musical hero Zakir Hussain, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Laswell, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and many others. Over the past decade, Karsh has been invited to perform at many prestigious venues and festivals around the globe and was recently invited to perform at the White House in 2013 and was introduced by Former President Obama himself. He has become a noted composer in the world of film and has also made his forward thinking artistic presence felt on TV shows like the Cannes Award Winning show The Dewarists, as well as Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2 and MTV Sound Trippin Season 2, and was most recently involved with the soundtrack for the film ‘Gully Boy’ (2019).
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