Sunday, May 6, 2012

Karsh Kale releases Cinema in India

Karsh Kale, genre-bending visionary composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer releases his critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Cinema’ in India this March. Cinema is Karsh Kale’s most ambitious album to date. The album hit the no. 1 spot on the iTunes World Music Charts, no. 3 on the Amazon International Bestsellers and No. 4 on the Amazon Dance/DJ Charts when released in the US in 2011. ‘Cinema 2012 – Special Indian Edition’ will feature exclusive remixes made especially for the Indian edition. It is packed with a strong sonic palette that evokes emotion, imagery and highlights his ability to seamlessly merge Hindustani classical with electronica and progressive rock. ‘Cinema’ features a long list of renowned collaborators and musicians including Monica Dogra on ‘Peekaboo’, Salim Merchant who co-wrote ‘Ma’ which features Karsh’s daughter Milan Xai on vocals, Papon, Anne Rani, Shruti Pathak and others. Incidentally, the album is co-produced by longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Gaurav Raina of Midival Punditz.

Karsh Kale, genre-bending musician who already has a long list of descriptors to his name, including composer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and producer, now has another to add to that already impressive set - vocalist. Kale turned singer for his latest track ‘Hallelujah’ in collaboration with guitarist/composer Warren Mendonsa. The track is a cover of the Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen classic, and is performed over the Blackstratblues song ‘Ode To A Sunny Day’. It is one of Kale’s first major vocal contributions to a track. ‘Hallelujah’ has been received exceedingly well, and Karsh Kale will definitely be singing more, both in the studio and at live performances from now on. Karsh, says“I do feel like I have a story to tell through my own vocals and now is the time to share it. Vocals is another instrument for me, one that I am far from mastering but am most excited about exploring.” '‘Hallelujah' was recently released as a single on and is available as a free download here.

Cinema Tour

Date: 16th March 2012
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Blue Frog

Date: 17th March 2012
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Blue Frog

To read the full press release on ‘Cinema’, go to

‘Cinema’ is available for download on and is priced at Rs. 100

Karsh Kale’s recent achievements

Karsh Kale’s ensemble ‘Cinema Live’ open for AR Rahman at Hollywood Bowl
Karsh Kale and his ensemble ‘Cinema Live’ opened for ‘Journey to India with AR Rahman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’ at the Hollywood Bowl on 10th July, 2011.
MPKK debut as music directors for mainstream Bollywood film, Soundtrack
Midival Punditz-Karsh Kale (MPKK) debut as music directors on mainstream Bollywood film, Soundtrack starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan.

Karsh Kale performed with Alicia Keys, Will.I.Am, Norah Jones at Black Ball
Karsh Kale performed at the 8th annual Black Ball in New York in aid of Alicia Keys’s Keep A Child Alive Foundation. Kale performed with music superstars like Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Will.I.Am, Usher, Richie Sambora as well as longtime collaborators Midival Punditz. This year, the foundation honoured Beatle, late George Harrison.

Karsh Kale curated the finale ‘All Stars’ performance at Bacardi NH7 Weekender
Karsh Kale curated the finale ‘All Stars’ performance at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival in Pune that was held from 18th to 20th November, 2011. The spectacular finale saw a multi-genre showcase of mash-ups and covers with over 25 different musicians that performed at the festival.

Karsh Kale performs with Imogen Heap
Following the ‘All Stars’ performance, Karsh joined British Grammy-winning musician Imogen Heap on the tabla at a gig at Blue Frog in Mumbai in November. This series of performances in November concluded with a collaborative performance of mainstream Bollywood songs with music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman at a concert in Mumbai. 

Karsh Kale chosen to be part of The Dewarists by Dewar’s TV series
Karsh Kale was chosen to be on a brand new music documentary-cum-travelogue TV series The Dewarists by Dewar’s in December, that saw two or more artists compose a new track – a potent mix of each artist’s sensibilities. Karsh collaborated with Sopana Sangeetham musician, Hari Govind and guitarist Baiju Dharmajan in Kerala for this episode.

DJ Cheb I Sabbah’s tribute album will feature four tracks by Karsh Kale
World-renowned DJ Cheb I Sabbah’s tribute album will feature four tracks by Karsh Kaleincluding a remix of a Kailash Kher track and collaboration with Nitin Sawhney and Natacha Atlas. The collaborative track is a fusion of Spanish flamenco, Marathi lavani style-percussion and Atlas’ neo-Middle Eastern sound.

About Karsh Kale

In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world-renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which have led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists.

For more information:

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