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Bluesdays: Aki Kumar
June 10 @ 6:37 am
The Village at Palisades Tahoe welcomes to Bluesdays Aki Kumar.
Bollywood blues are coming to the Village with the debut of Aki Kumar.
A strong singer and accomplished harmonica player, Kumar moved to Silicon Valley from India in the late 1990s. His sound is a blend of Chicago blues, vintage rock ‘n’ roll and Indian melodies.
“What I am doing is representing myself in this genre — who I am,” Kumar said in a press statement. “Literally, it’s my identity — I’m 50 percent here and I’m 50 percent there and therefore my music represents that.”
Kumar has three albums: “Aki Goes to Bollywood” (2016), “Hindi Man Blues” (2018) and “Dilruba,” which was released by the Sony Music India label in 2020.
Aki Kumar was the final show booked for the season. Mark Hummel describes Kumar’s harp playing as “great,” and he recommend the San Jose resident for Bluesdays.