Kamasi Washington & DJ MoCity
29 August 2019
Image Lauren Dukoff
Rising to global limelight in 2015 for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s seminal album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, Modern-day jazz frontrunner Kamasi earned a reputation as the generation’s torchbearer for progressive improvisational music with the release of his seminal debut album ‘The Epic’. Consequently, the saxophonist, composer, producer and bandleader found his skills in demand by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Wayne Shorter. Furthering his multi-genre and multi-generational appeal with his sophomore album ‘Heaven and Earth’ last year, Kamasi will make his Indian debut with his 9-piece band which features virtuosos like Ronald Bruner on drums, Miles Mosley on bass and Ryan Porter on trombone, among others.
DJ MoCity is an award-winning DJ, promoter and co-founder of South Asia’s first online community radio - Boxout.fm. Born and raised in Baghdad and New Delhi, MoCity spent his early days as a hip-hop loving teenager in New Delhi, and has grown into a highly experienced and respected musical tastemaker who has played an instrumental role in the development of creative communities across Asia and the Middle East. The work he’s done with pioneering crews such as the Reggae Rajahs (India), the 264 Cru (Dubai) and his award-winning podcast Motellacast, is a testament to his work ethic and philosophy. A global citizen, MoCity has used his multicultural heritage to connect audiences and communities across regions.