Paul Oakenfold Makes Bowl Debut; Karsh Kale and Realize Live, DJ Hernán Cattáneo, and Dong suk Kim and the UCLA Samulnori Drummers Also on Bill
KCRW's World Festival 2003
SUNDAY, JULY 6, AT 7 PM
The Hollywood Bowl chronicles the evolution of the beat in its eclectic World Beats program, the second concert of KCRW's World Festival 2003 on Sunday, July 6 at 7 p.m. Paul Oakenfold, named the "world's greatest DJ," spins the night away in his Bowl debut. Additional performers include Karsh Kale & Realize Live, a percussion-driven group mixing electronica with traditional Indian music and rock; traditional Korean drummers Dong suk Kim and the UCLA Samulnori Drummers; and DJ Hernán Cattáneo plus special guests Grant Lee Phillips, Carmen Rizzo, and Dierdre Dubois.
The program features music ranging from traditional third-century ritualistic Korean drumming to hard-core house music, chronicling the progression of beat-driven music. Taking concertgoers from tradition to trance, this eclectic program culminates in L.A.'s biggest outdoor dance music party, bringing spinning DJs and rave-style music to an unusual place - the concert stage.
World Beats is the second concert of KCRW's World Festival 2003, which was created in partnership with KCRW (89.9 FM/National Public Radio). The six-concert series continues with the Soul of Africa on July 20; Sounds of Brazil on August 10; Reggae Night on August 24; and concludes with Latin Roots and Rock on September 7.
As a master remixer, producer, film scorer and DJ, PAUL OAKENFOLD's has credits on hundreds of records, including albums by U2, Massive Attack, Fatboy Slim, and Snoop Dogg, as well as the 2001 soundtrack from the film Swordfish. Known as the DJ who introduced house music to British listeners, Paul Oakenfold continues to explore new terrain, introducing guest vocalists and elaborate visuals into both his pulsating live shows and his studio material. This will be his Hollywood Bowl debut.
Fueled by the music of his Indian heritage, young producer, composer, and musician KARSH KALE (pronounced Kursh Kah-lay) uses the influences of rock and the modern electronic music of his American upbringing to create his truly international sounds. Kale's successful 2001 debut record, Realize, was followed by his 2002 remix record Redesign - Realize Remixed. His latest release, Liberation, debuted this past year.
Led by Dr. Dong Suk Kim, the UCLA SAMULNORI DRUMMERS perform traditional Korean farmers' band music with a heavy percussive emphasis. With a documented history beginning back in the third century, the term Samulnori describes four musicians dancing and performing with four percussion instruments. The music is founded on indigenous elements and has moved beyond the ancient world of rituals to that of popular entertainment. Today in Korea, samulnori is practiced and presented as a professional and sophisticated art. This is Dr. Kim and the UCLA Samulnori Drummers' Bowl debut.
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of just under 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and, in 1991 gave its name to The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a resident ensemble that has filled a special niche in the musical life of Southern California. A hit from its very first season, the Hollywood Bowl has remained popular and accessible to a wide cross-section of Southern California's diverse population. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 35th season. Attendance figures over the past several decades have soared: in 1980 the Bowl first topped the half-million mark and last summer, close to one million admissions were recorded. It is no wonder that the Bowl's summer music festivals have become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers and Disneyland.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
Sunday, July 6, 7:00 PM
HOLLYWOOD BOWL (2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood)
KCRW's World Festival 2003
with special guests GRANT LEE PHILLIPS, CARMEN RIZZO, and DIERDRE DUBOIS
KARSH KALE & REALIZE LIVE
DJ HERNÁN CATTÁNEO
DONG SUK KIM & UCLA SAMULNORI DRUMMERS
JASON BENTELY, host & DJ
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