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Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer presents Breaking English, his latest album that reimagines the genre of electronic jazz. Bhatia is the first-generation American son of Muslim immigrant parents who trace their ancestry to India by way of East Africa. Early influences such as Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Madlib—as well as mentors and collaborators including Vijay Iyer and Billy Hart—prompted him to see music as a way to actively shape and represent his own identity, not limited by anyone else’s prescribed perspective.

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Breaking English

By Rafiq Bhatia
Released April 6 2018 by Anti Records

Track List

  1. Olduvai I — Minarets
  2. Hoods Up
  3. Olduvai II — We Are Humans, With Blood In Our Veins
  4. Before Our Eyes
  5. The Overview Effect
  6. Breaking English
  7. Perihelion I — I Tried To Scream
  8. Perihelion II — Into The Sun
  9. A Love That’s True

Rafiq Bhatia Live

April 9 at National Sawdust (Brooklyn). Tickets
April 11 at Schubas Tavern (Chicago). Tickets
April 12 at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). Tickets
May 29 at Moroccan Lounge (Los Angeles). Tickets
May 30 at Cafe du Nord (San Francisco). Tickets

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