The ARTS at Marks Garage kicks off their LIVE@MARKS Global Electronica Concert Series with DJ Adham Shaikh on First Friday, November 2, 2012 at The ARTS at Marks Garage from 9pm-2am with local opener DJ Mr. Nick.
As a solo performer, or alongside a collective of world musicians, fusing together soundscapes of the ancient and the immediate, with the tribal dub grooves, Shaikh's renowned sets bridge the gap between the organic and the electronic. Often collaborating with dancers and VJs, his shows are an uplifting and captivating multimedia experience. Shaikh's work as both a live performer and a DJ has taken him to international festivals, events, and night clubs, including the Waveform Festival (UK), Samothraki Dance Festival (Greece), Dakini Nights (Tokyo), Luminate (New Zealand), The Maori Peace Festival at Parihaka (New Zealand), and Boom Festival (Portugal). He has toured extensively across Canada, with highlight performances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Shambhala Music Festival. As a composer, Adham has written and produced for Disney, IMAX, Oakley, Burton, CBC, TVO and CTV. Adham has received a Canadian Juno Nomination, as well as a Leo award, and a BC Indie award for best world album in 2011!
Late 2011, into early 2012, saw Adham taking a break from touring to complete a documentary soundtrack for National Geographic. He resumed touring in the spring of 2012 playing at festivals all over N. America. Adham was finally granted his work/travel visa for USA After eight years this past May 2012! Once the word was out, Adham was quickly added to many of Americas major festivals including Symbiosis, Lighting In A Bottle, Raindance, Groove Garden, Sonic Bloom and Beloved, just to name a few. Concertgoers at all these events were so moved by Adham's surprise appearances that he was quickly dubbed one of the favorites at these events!!
Autumn 2012 into 2013 will see Adham producing a full album for Didj master Ganga Giri as well as refractions vol 2 remix album release featuring remixes by Spoonbill, Kaya Project, Tripswitch, Desert Dwellers & Legion Of Green Men. All of 2013 will be touring the World transmitting his signature blend of uplifting global bass frequencies. Even in the early stages of touring Adham is already confirmed to perform in Australia at the Eclipse Festival this November, Water Women Festival in Equador as well as the Sonic Bloom festival in Colorado this October.
DJ Adam Shaikh (Electronica-World Fusion) www.sonicturtle.com www.soundcloud.com/adhamshaikh www.facebook.com/adhamshaikh.producer www.twitter.com/adhamshaikh https://vimeo.com/24399231
About DJ Mr. Nick: With such a gentlemanly moniker, DJ Mr. Nick is indeed as debonair, courteous, polite, and professional as his name would imply. But he is also so much more. With strong ties to Honolulu's reputable independent music station KTUH, Mr. Nick has become rooted in listeners' brains with his impeccable taste in an eclectic range of music and his expert execution of perfect radio show sets. His popular show, The JET SET, takes you around the musical world on Wednesdays from pm to 9pm on KTUH, and his other show, Bridging the Gap, airs on Saturday nights on HPR2 from 6pm to 8pm. As a nightlife DJ outside of the radio station, Mr. Nick has proven that he can cater to any audience while still keeping true to his style he can introduce esoteric beats to the most discerning of audiences and keep them moving as if they are hearing their favorite song for the first time. From bossa nova to breaks, from to soul to electro, from jazz to house, Mr. Nick can keep nights to a solid theme or mix genres as naturally as peanut butter and jelly. With a humble demeanor, Mr. Nick still commands a presence as strong as his work ethic is unwavering. His personality and skill have secured him DJ residencies at bars at the helm of Chinatown's artful renaissance, such as thirtyninehotel, Bar 35 and Nextdoor. He's played with internationally famous acts Diplo, Dimitri from Paris, Ursula 1000, Fort Knox Five and many more. He's played gigs in Asia and has toured the islands as a top DJ pick for Honolulu's premiere cabaret revue Cherry Blossom Cabaret. A signature way to describe his sets sums up a DJ Mr. Nick experience: he is sure to play something you have never heard before, but will never forget. www.djmrnick.com
This concert is a part of The ARTS at Marks Garage LIVE@MARKS Global Electronica Concert Series
Advance Tickets are available for $10 online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/285355 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Doors and Box Office open 30 minutes before show. General admission is $15 Before 10pm and $20 After 10pm. This show is for ages 21+. The Bar@Marks will be open during the concert. All donations from bar will benefit the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts.
Upcoming Concerts: Saturday, November 17, 2012 GAUDI www.gaudimusic.com TBA December 2012 AFROLICIOUS www.afrolicious.org
Founded in 1997, the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to transforming community through the power of the arts and establishing Chinatown, Honolulu as the creative capital of the of the Pacific. HAPA manages gallery, performance, and business incubators at The ARTS at Marks Garage, live/work space at Chinatown Artists Lofts, afterschool programming for at-risk youth through Chinatown Art Corps, and community through First Friday Honolulu.
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat, 11 to 6, FREE.
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1159 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96817