District of Raga Presents DJ 2-Tone Jones | Jay Gandhi & Monir Hossain


Wed Sep 15 2021 at 07:30 pm to 11:45 pm


Bossa Bistro + Lounge | Washington D.C., DC

District of Raga Presents DJ 2-Tone Jones | Jay Gandhi & Monir Hossain
We are super excited to be returning to Bossa for our monthly events!! Come out and join us for a celebration/reunion and gather with the community! DJ 2-Tone Jones will kick off the night with some good vibes followed by a concert with Jay Gandhi & Monir Hossain. Vaccination & Mask Policy To attend this event, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Masks are required at all times for all patrons regardless of vaccination status indoors. $15 *Limited capacity so purchase your tickets in advance Details: Doors at 7:30 PM DJ Set with DJ 2-Tone Jones: 7:30-8:30 PM & 10-11 PM Concert with Jay Gandhi (Bansuri) & Monir Hossain (Tabla) at 9:00 PM Bossa Bistro & Lounge 2463 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20009 DJ 2-TONE JONES A true fundamentals DJ, 2-Tone Jones speaks with his hands as in the tradition of Hip-Hop’s founding element, and through his bottomless crates has rocked parties across the globe. On the performance side 2-Tone has shared the stage with the likes of De La Soul, Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, N’Dea Davenport, Brand Nubian, Large Professor, Mix Master Mike, Pharaohe Monch, Jabba (HHP), DJ Spinna, Camp Lo, Oddisee, Tracey Lee, Dave Chapelle, Joe Clair (from BET’s Rap City) and many others. In the early 2000’s he served as the DJ-in-residence for Shaman Work Recordings and released 2 projects: “Black Gold: The Afro-Future Mixes” (a remix/mash-up album with Wale Oyejide) & “A Brief Education on the Musical Genius of Jay Dee”. DJ 2-Tone’s latest endeavor is a creative group known as SHAOLIN JAZZ, which he co-founded in 2011 along with his longtime collaborator Gerald Watson. It first began as a mixtape project they released entitled The 37th Chamber, whereby various Jazz songs and breaks are fused with a cappellas and vocal samples from the iconic Hip-Hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Since then it has evolved into a range of unique engagements and creative content that explore the intersections of Jazz, Hip Hop and Martial Arts culture. The most popular of these engagements is a film screening experience called CAN I KICK IT? in which cult classic martial arts/action movies are scored live by 2-Tone (scene-by-scene) with a mix of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock, Soul and more. In July of this year 2-Tone released his debut album inspired by his travels to India doing Hip Hop diplomacy work as part of the inaugural Next Level program. After nearly a month in the land of Gandhi he returned home with a stack of rare traditional and jazz-fusion records from Calcutta, and hand-selected tracks to send out to a range of legendary, heavy-hitting Hip-Hop producers to sample from. The result of this cultural experiment is Contraband from India. JAY GANDHI A multifaceted artist who has made great strides in the world of the bansuri, Jay's music is a reflection of many years of training under the inimitable legend of the bansuri, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, as well as an eclectic range of other musical influences. Growing up in the United States in a family of music lovers, Jay was exposed to the deepest strands of Hindustani Classical music while also being drawn to explore other improvised musical traditions. In particular, the oral traditions of the African Diaspora and American Jazz have had a deep impact on his musical perspective. In the world of Hindustani Classical music, he was fortunate to learn from a wide array of greats. Initially training in vocal music under Smt. Kum Kum Sanyal (vocal) his focus would later shift to the bansuri on which he received his initial guidance from Pt. Ronu Majumdar and Pt. Raghunath Seth. He also received valuable knowledge of vocal and instrumental styles from Pt Vidyadhar Vyas (vocal) and Pt. Nayan Ghosh (sitar, tabla). In 2006, he was blessed to have been accepted as a disciple of the legendary Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, and has since performed with his Guru on numerous concert tours. With an early desire to bring the sound and versatility of the bansuri into the jazz idiom in a meaningful way, he formally studied Jazz Performance at Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music (Ohio) and trained under such Jazz luminaries as Gary Bartz and the late Marcus Belgrave. Today, his journey into this world continues to evolve in new and promising ways, and in more recent times he has had the fortune of performing with such greats as Ravi Coltrane, Reggie Workman, Jeff “Tain” Watts, as well as of sharing the stage with one of the great voices of the tenor saxophone, Pharoah Sanders himself. A recipient of the prestigious AIIS Performing Arts Fellowship, Jay normally maintains a busy schedule of performing for audiences across the globe. He currently is based out of New York City, where he is very active as both a teacher and performer and also as a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a groundbreaking NYC musicians collective. He has been featured on numerous acclaimed albums - including sarodist Alam Khan latest Grand Tapestry release, Adam Rudolph’s “Ragmala” and as an artist / co-composer of “In D”, which includes more than 20 musicians from varying genres in a tribute to the great minimalist composer Terry Riley. MONIR HOSSAIN Monir Hossain hails from a musical family, grandson of researcher and performer of well-known Ustad Kader Buksh of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Born in Bangladesh, and migrated to US with his family at a very early age, Monir was musically influenced at an early age by his father, vocalist Ustad Hafiz Hossain, a regular classical vocalist at All India Radio in Calcutta. His long term guru is Pandit Samar Saha of Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta. Though trained in Benaras style, Monir expanded to other styles and also received brief but extensive talim from tabla stalwarts such as Pandit Nayan Ghosh, Pandit Anup Ghosh, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee as well as (late) Ustad Shawkat Ali Khan. Monir played tabla and appeared in person in Hollywood film American Chai and has been performing since his teen years. Some of the notable musicians includes well-known musicians such as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Smt. Anupama Bhagwat, Guitarist Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya the late Smt. Laxmi Shankar and many others. He has released CDs with sarod maestro late Pt. Budhadev Das Gupta, Pt. Debojyoti Bose and sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez. Monir continues to explore creative ways to infuse his traditional training with his evolving style of accompaniment as he continues to mature musically. Monir lives in Northern Virginia area and currently teaches and performs all over continental USA and Canada, India and Bangladesh.
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Bossa Bistro + Lounge, 2463 18th St NW, Washington D.C., United States

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