Forty minutes of breakbeats, melody and noise captures the anxious energy of the moment as the band rap militantly about national and international events in the wake of September Last year, they performed in Cuba and Japan, and were sponsored by the British Council to take their furious hybrid of ragga, jungle, bhangra and punk to the poorest shanty towns of Brazil. Also inafter years of campaigning, ADF finally saw the release from prison of Asian warehouse worker Satpal Ram, incarcerated since for killing a white man in self-defence.
Facebook event Share Tweet. Dancehall, dub beats, ragga and punk-rock combined with socially engaged lyrics: the multicultural Asian Dub Foundation returns in Having grown up in a multi-cultural environment, it was there that he absorbed his favourite genres, such as African music, grime, dubstep, reggae and hip-hop.
One big melting pot of sounds, cultures and personalities raging against oppression and injustice, and standing tall as an inventive, explosive live band for 20 years. Wily British crew Asian Dub Foundation has created a wild sound where ragga meets sitar, dub meets bhangra and punk rock meets hip-hop. Acrojou UK.
Asian Dub Foundation formed in as an outgrowth of the documentary Identical Beat, a film shot at London's Farringdon Community Music House, the site of a series of summer workshops designed to teach Asian children the essentials of music technology. In charge of the workshops were tutor Aniruddha Das and youth worker John Pandit, also a noted DJ; with one of their students, a year-old Bengali rapper named Deedar Zaman, they soon formed a sound system that they called the Asian Dub Foundation. Das, Pandit became Pandit G, and Zaman became Master D -- they gradually evolved into a working band with the addition of former Higher Intelligence Agency guitarist Steve Chandra Savale, an innovative performer known for tuning his strings to one note like a sitar, turning up the distortion unit, and playing his instrument with a knife, earning him the nickname "Chandrasonic.
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While the nation retrogressively developed a taste for champagne supernovas in the s, this London quintet were looking ahead with a groundbreaking mixture of contemporary styles. A fitting location to meet this charismatic co-founder of ADF. He oozes a naturally cool charm that brings to mind an Asian Keith Richards circa the earlys right down to slightly grey locks on the sides.