Daksh Kubba – Surrey Muse

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Daksh is a South Asian Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and dancer who has been a part of the band Naqsh IPB along with Guitarist Imran Habib, Drummer Aman and Irfan Lawrence since 2007. The band just finished filming its first music video for the track ‘Saajna’ (‘Darling’), and they are now recording the song ‘Iltejah’, a plea to humans to be human. Daksh was awarded the People’s Choice Award in 2008 at the ‘Ek Taara’ singing contest in Vancouver.

Daksh performed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics as part of Naqsh IPB, and at various cultural shows within the local Indian and Pakistani communities. He also performed with the Indo-Pakistani Canadian band Josh, for the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, and at the opening for the Pakistani singer Ali Azmat of Junoon. Daksh has composed about a dozen songs, and has composed jingles for various Hindi/Urdu and Punjabi ads.

Naqsh IPB brings together persons of Indian and Pakistani backgrounds to create an experimental rock which incorporates the sensibilities of North Indian and Pakistani melodies with Western harmonies. Daksh’s influences include local veteran broadcaster Sushma Dutt and musical maestros Javed Bashir, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. With Naqsh IPB, Daksh’ goal is to touch hearts and to inspire people to create a humble and united world.

Born in New Delhi, Daksh began his career as a dancer in India, and got into singing and songwriting after arriving in Canada where he came to pursue his university education.

At the July 26 Gathering of Surrey Muse, Daksh will tell us about his artistic journey, and we’ll get to hear some of his songs.

To listen to Daksh’s compositions, click here: soundcloud.com/dkubba

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An interdisciplinary Arts and Literature group that meets Fourth Friday of each month except December. Presents a Guest Author, a Featured Poet, and a Featured Artist/Performer. Discussions. Open Mic. Book Table. Book Signings. Free event. Donations welcome.

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