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Redwood City, California 94063

Kailash Kher’s meteoric rise from a humble upbringing outside of New Delhi to being appointed a judge for the 2008-09 season of Indian Idol – all before the age of 30 - is nothing less than remarkable. It is also a testament to the strength and appeal of what is undeniably one of the most unique voices in Indian music today. Despite numerous childhood years of classical Indian music training under the tutelage of nearly 10 different gurus, it was the traditional folk songs sung by his father that exerted the most influence on this young artist’s life. In 2001, Kailash left New Delhi for Mumbai, home to the highly competitive Bollywood film and music industry. Soon after the recording of a handful of jingles, the raw, earthy and soulful strength of his voice - often compared to the late Qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - caught the attention of every production house and film composer in Mumbai. By 2004, Kailash was catapulted into the spotlight having performed on some of the biggest hits of the India. Since 2001, his credits include over sixty different film soundtracks and nearly two hundred jingles. His band, Kailash Kher’s Kailasa is a combination of Kailash’s strong traditional folk sensibilities and lyrics that invoke Sufi-mystical dimensions, with more modern rock, electronic and funk influences.

Video at: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5324954368422B40

The weekends bring an incredible variety of themed concerts and entertainment to Downtown Redwood City, showcasing musical talent from around the world. Starting on June 27th with the Peninsula Symphony, you can revel in the discovery of a unique culture through its music and movement with four very special events through September 12th, including East Indian, Argentinean and Basque.

8/15 Los Pingous · Argentinean / Spanish Guitar / Peruvian Cajon /
Latin Rhythms
9/12 Kepa Junkera · Basque Accordian Master
More info on the entire series at:

Other Events at Downtown Redwood City's 2009 Summer Series
Along with our Featured Cultural events, other exciting FREE evening events include: Jazz on Main on Mondays, Dancing on the Square on Tuesdays, Movies on the Square on Thursdays, and Music on the Square on Fridays. Other ongoing events in the coming months include six special outdoor exhibits featuring Art on the Square, Monday and Wednesday afternoon performances with Lunchtime on the Square, Sunday Swing Dancing with Lindy on the Square, as well as weekend Shakespeare performances, and Sunday Target Family Days.
Full details at http://www.redwoodcityevents.com

Official Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/cultural.htm

Added by Hope Insite on May 28, 2009