dublab Live: Ami Dang & Maral
Wednesday, October 23rd, join us on the Second Floor of The Standard, Downtown LA for dublab Live. 7pm.
Featuring a live performance by Ami Dang + DJ set from Maral
Kicking off the “dublab live” fall season is the incredibly talented Ami Dang. “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 hybrid identity as a first-generation South Asian-American, Sikh upbringing, musical education, as well as the chaos and spirituality of the landscapes of both Baltimore and urban India. Picking up her first sitar when she was twelve years old, Dang has studied North Indian classical music (voice and sitar) in both New Delhi and Maryland, and she also holds a degree in music technology & composition from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Following in the footsteps of artists like Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, she seeks to advance the sound of contemporary experimental, pop, and electronic music with the sounds of South Asia–through vocals and sitar, ragas, and sampling. And vice versa, she aims to bring a broader sound palette to the legacy of South Asian music. These goals are a lifelong mission. To that end, she has collaborated with Animal Collective, Celebration, and Pearl & the Oysters–to name a few.
Her most recent album Parted Plains, featuring strictly sitar and electronics, was released on Leaving Records in August.
dublab’s Maral will be spinning before and after Ami Dang’s performance.
Free Entry 7pm – 10pm.