Dirtwire, Random Rab

Dirtwire

Random Rab

Karavan Sarai

Fri · November 2, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$18 in advance / $22 at the door

This event is all ages

This show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.

Dirtwire
Dirtwire
Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a gris-gris of sound with an amalgamation of traditional instrumentation, global percussion, and electronic soundscapes. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist David Satori and Evan Fraser, the result is a rebirth of Americana and beacon for a post-millennial return to downhome goodness.
Random Rab
Random Rab
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar, Shpongle, Emancipator, Beats Antique, and has headlined dozens of festivals across the U.S. and internationally.

There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds.

With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become known world wide for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. Having played before 3 solar eclipses and at the Pyramids of Giza, Random Rab has created a unique niche for his equally danceable, yet thought-provoking compositions. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow and in particular his first hit, The Riddle and followed up by hits such as Release, Falling Tao, For My Corpse and Apparently. His critically acclaimed current and 10th album Formless Edge, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally.
Karavan Sarai
Karavan Sarai
A Silk Road electronica journey from the Middle East to India. Electro-acoustic evocative melodies meet electronic world beats and lush synths with mesmerizing fusion dance.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist(Egyptian oud, Turkish saz), electronics and vocalist Narayan Sijan lived on the Silk Road from 1994-2006, learning and performing music with mystics, masters and locals on a shoestring budget. He creates an innovative alchemy of musical storytelling from original compositions and arranged traditional melodies. Choreographer Schirin Chams-Diba offers a visual feast of temple and classic dances of the Silk Road, invoking elegant movement traditions of her native Persian lands, the colorful gypsies of India, and the alluring power of belly dance. Electronic music is created by two-time GRAMMY nominee producer and programmer Carmen Rizzo whose credits range from Seal, Paul Oakenfold, A.R. Rahman and co- founded the world/electronic act Niyaz.

Karavan Sarai’s debut album Woven Landscapes (2015) reached #6 on the world music charts (CMJ) and their current album Painted Sands (2018) peaked at #4 with over 10 weeks in the Top Ten World Music Charts (NACC). Festival highlights include Symbiosis and Lighting in a Bottle to performing art centers Red Poppy Art House (San Francisco) to Corazon Performing Arts (Los Angeles). This evocative visual and sonic journey carries listeners to a nighttime courtyard of a virtual Silk Road inn, the Karavan Sarai that gave the project its name.
Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/