One Leg Chuck & The Alphabet City Street Stars - 11:30
Reggae/Hiphop
BunnyB Productions based in New York City aims to produce, promote, and curate honest music. Bunny Batliwala is a versatile Percussionist/Producer who grew up in Bombay, India and moved to the US at 18. Started on Piano at an early age, then Guitar, followed by percussion and drums in diverse styles including Indian, Afro-Beat, Latin, Reggae, Dub, Dance Hall, Middle Eastern, Rock, Funk. Instruments such as Udu Drums, Dumbek/Darabouka, Hadgini Drum, Riqq, Djembe, Frame drums, and drumset. Studied with Jamey Haddad, Ustad Sultan Khan, and Trichy Sankaran. Collaborated with musicians from all over the world including current New York cutting edge Afro-Funk-Reggae project - Tinsaedu (tinsaedu.com), Alphabet City Street Stars (Reggae/Dance Hall/Dub) Abstrakt Collission (Dubai - Jazz Fusion), Muthawit Orchestra (Experimental/Rock/Soul), Lemonada (Dubai - Middle Eastern/Bossa Nova), Root Valdez (Drum & Bass, Jazz, Experimental), Lotus 9 (Dub), DJ Tribal Nova (India/Dubai), DJ Boo (Hip Hop), and Ben Tyree (Experimental), Needless To Say (Bombay, India), Misty Tripoli (Spirit Groove Dance) Performed extensively including at The Brooklyn New Music Festival / CMJ 2005, Urb Alt Festival 2006 (Harlem), Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival 2003, The Knitting Factory, Makor, CBGBs, Galapagos Art Space, Ace Of Clubs, Sin-E , Rare, Avaaz at Karma Lounge. Recorded for EMI/Capital project "Lemonada" in 2003 (Dubai). [Clips : www.juno.co.uk/products/165236-01.htm] Worked at The World Music Institute - NYC (Program Associate) from 1999 to 2001. Worked at about 150 concerts and events presenting traditional music and dance from all over the world at venues in New York and nationally. In 2000 worked with Jungli Billi Productions to curate the music for the "United Nations Millennium Peace Summit for Spiritual and Religious Leaders". In 2000-2005 worked with master Indian musician Ustad Sultan Khan for various projects including Bill Laswell's "Tabla Beat Science" series of recordings and tour. Traveled with the group to several concerts including The Beiteddine Festival, Beirut Lebanon, Montreal Jazz Festival, Stern Grove Festival & Fillmore Theatre San Francisco, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, CA.