hip-hop MEETS THE MUSIC OF INDIA


Grammy nominated progressive hip-hop artist, Christylez Bacon and Indian classical violinist, Nistha Raj present their collaborative works mixing genres of music native to their cultural upbringings; acoustic Hip-Hop, Go-Go music of Washington, DC, and Classical music of Northern India. 

With a mission towards cultural acceptance and unification through music, Christylez is constantly pushing the envelope – from performances at the National Cathedral, to becoming the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, composing and orchestrating an entire concert for a 12-piece orchestra commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute.

Nistha is emerging as a fresh voice in creative and world music. Her recently self-released debut album, “Exit 1”, funded by the Sparkplug Foundation, has been described as “edgy, innovative, and clearly awe-inspiring…Indian fusion at its best” (Inside World Music).