Bluegrass Ambassadors Podcast, Ep. 01: Bringing Doc Watson to Dubai

We are so excited to announce the brand new Bluegrass Ambassadors Podcast! 

Each month we will share interviews with musicians, teachers and diplomats who show music's inherent abilities to connect us and tell our stories. The Podcast is now available on iTunesSoundcloud, TuneIn and Google Play!

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Episode 1 - Vijit Malik: Bringing Doc Watson to Dubai

 

Episode 1 is an interview with Dubai based performer Vijit Malik, an accomplished musician, as well as a lover of the Grateful Dead, Hindustani, and bluegrass music.  Vijit talks about his experience growing up in New Delhi, the connections between Indian and some American musics and what it's like to perform in a country where 'popular' music may not be as common as it is in other parts of the world.

CHECK IT OUT BELOW!


NOTES

Vijit's Soundcloud:

Below you'll find an incredible mix of songs from Vijit's Soundcloud account. This collection of songs he recorded includes traditional Indian melodies alongside Doc Watson, Paul Simon and Grateful Dead songs, among others.


Related videos

Some Imrat Khan, who Vijit met as a young man.

This is the video we mentioned at the end of the podcast. A New River Train of elephants.


Related photos

  While searching through photos from our trip to UAE, we found some pics from the show where the Prowlers met Vijit. Low and behold you can see him above at the front of the stage with his tall red turban, probably getting ready to shout out "Uncle Pen!"

While searching through photos from our trip to UAE, we found some pics from the show where the Prowlers met Vijit. Low and behold you can see him above at the front of the stage with his tall red turban, probably getting ready to shout out "Uncle Pen!"

  Finally, here's a shot from stage. You can see several of the countries' booths in the distance. The production value at Global Village was insane with giant screens behind us and rock-star lighting. Who knew it would be such a great place to make new friends?

Finally, here's a shot from stage. You can see several of the countries' booths in the distance. The production value at Global Village was insane with giant screens behind us and rock-star lighting. Who knew it would be such a great place to make new friends?