Each act will perform 2 live tracks which will be recorded and shown as part of two very special music programmes on BBC 2 during February 2008 entitled ‘Desi DNA and Asian Network presents……’ . The headliners include:
Danish trio Outlandish, famed for their Top 10 smash hit ‘Aicha’
Singer songwriter, Bishi, who recently wowed fans at Bestival, has been grabbing the attention of the music press as a multi-instrumentalist, including playing the electro-sitar
Soulful RnB artist Jay Sean who will be showcasing material from his new album ‘My Own Way’
Lyrical pioneers Swami
Up and coming urban acts Sona Family and
‘BBC Introducing’ artists Tigerstyle who will be performing new material with a 14 piece band including the Dhol Foundation’s Johnny Kalsi and Alaap’s Sunil Kalyan on percussion, with vocalist Gunjan and rapper Blitzkrieg.
The event will be hosted by Asian Network DJ’s Bobby Friction and Adil Ray, with DJ sets from Asian Network’s Hip Hop turntablist DJ Kayper.
Mark Strippel, Head of Music for Asian Network said,
“I’m really excited by this music collaboration with Desi DNA. These programmes mark Asian Network’s first entry into TV and helps profile some of the most important and progressive Asian artists around. These BBC2 music specials represent the new sound of Asian Network.”
Tickets are limited and are issued for free on a first come first served basis. To register for your free tickets go to: www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours
The new series of Desi DNA featuring an array of new talent and strands, broadcasts from January 2008.