"Karsh Kale mixes eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage to make a sound that is distinctly his own.” - President Barack Obama
Described by Billboard Magazine as a "visionary composer and producer", Karsh Kale today is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion. His career has gone through many avatars over the past 15 years as he jumps between the hoops of being a world renowned tabla player, drummer, DJ/ remix artist, vocalist, multi instrumentalist, film composer, as well as a band leader and curator all with equal ease. He has produced five internationally released solo albums (Realize, Liberation, Broken English, Breathing Under Water, Cinema & Up), of which his most recent "CINEMA", won the Best Fusion Album Award in India at the GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2012 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes World Music charts.
Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including his musical hero Zakir Hussain, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Laswell, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and many others. Over the past decade, Karsh has been invited to perform at many prestigious venues and festivals around the globe and was recently invited to perform at the White House in 2013 and was introduced by President Obama himself. His work was also featured at The Smithsonian Museum recently. He has become a noted composer in the world of film and has also made his forward thinking artistic presence felt on T.V shows like the Cannes Award Winning show like The Dewarists, in which Kale featured in 2 seasons as well as popular shows such as Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2 and MTV Sound Trippin Season 2. From curating festival headlining jams to cool, left of center experiences, Karsh truly defines the new age of collaboration and invention in music.
Be it with his live ensembles; The Karsh Kale Collective, Karsh Kale – Classical Science Fiction or Karsh Kale Soundsystem or as a world-renowned producer, Karsh Kale continues to push the boundaries of music in many directions as well as continues to be one the most sought after collaborators of his generation.
Karsh Kale recently launched his album UP via Times Music (India) and Six Degrees Records (Worldwide)