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Bhi Bhiman Jul 12, 2018
Tune into The Frame on KPCC today at 3:30 + 7pm PST - I’m talking about my new song + upcoming album:
Bhi Bhiman Jul 06, 2018
Here's the story behind "Beyond the Border"... This song was originally recorded in a very uptempo, electronic rock arrangement. When rehearsing for a show at Carnegie Hall a few months ago, my friend and keyboardist, Akie Bermiss (Lake Street Dive) and I started messing around with this stripped down arrangement. It worked as a solemn ballad, and really emphasized the story I was telling. And it ended up being the highlight of the show. It struck people in the audience that night. And I liked it so much we performed it live at Paste the following day. Since then, I’ve wondered what to do with it. “Beyond the Border” is a song about an undocumented Latino immigrant who has twice been displaced. Once from Central America, and once again when ripped from their loved ones who they must leave behind in the United States. And that is the case with the subjects of the photos you see in the video (thanks to some amazing and brave photojournalists). The first half of the video features the early wave of European immigrants to America, who, like their modern counterparts, were also fleeing persecution and despair. With the recent stories coming from the border, and the ongoing humanitarian crises in Myanmar, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan (to name a few), I wanted to put the music to picture, and juxtapose the reactions when dealing with Europeans and people from below the Tropic of Cancer. As a dad, I can only imagine what I would do if I was raising a child in the midst of war, persecution and famine. Or making the very brave journey across an inhospitable ocean or desert with them in search of asylum or opportunity. Or finally reaching our destination only to be ripped apart. If I can open people up to a better understanding of other people and cultures, and see them not as an issue, or a statistic, but as human beings who want to live in peace, work hard and raise their children, then I will have done a good job.
Bhi Bhiman Jul 05, 2018
Very proud of this video. I hope it touches some hearts. I hope it can even change some hearts. Thx to PASTE for the premiere. Watch the full video here:
Bhi Bhiman Jul 03, 2018
New song + video! Comes out Thursday, 7/5. Can’t wait to share it with you guys!
Bhi Bhiman Jun 02, 2018
My album “BHIMAN” is now available on vinyl for the 1st time ever! Get it at Special thx to Gold Rush Vinyl.
Bhi Bhiman May 26, 2018
BHIMAN #vinyl is all pressed up! Coming soon to BHIMAN.COM
Bhi Bhiman May 24, 2018
#tbt Trinidad, age 10 maybe, getting a traditional Tamil gingelly oil (sesame) bath with my brother and Uncle. Trinidad is an amazing country. Haven't been back since I was a kid, but definitely want to go again. Not shown is the gingelly oil mouth rinse, which is gnarly and I do not recommend for the uninitiated.
Bhi Bhiman Mar 15, 2018
Tha GOAT @oxfordamerican
Bhi Bhiman Mar 15, 2018
Harriet Tubman #hero
Bhi Bhiman Mar 15, 2018
Some amazing political music history here. Odetta's guitar, Sam Cooke's uke, James Brown's handwritten lyrics to "Black and I'm Proud" & "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing", and Dylan's handwritten lyrics to "The Times They Are A-Changin'" @ William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Bhi Bhiman Mar 15, 2018
At the Hillary Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR. No books here, just emails...
Bhi Bhiman Mar 13, 2018
Timeline Photos
Bhi Bhiman Mar 12, 2018
I'm live streaming my performance at Paste Music & Daytrotter today at 4pm EST / 1pm PST. Tune in here or on the Paste FB page to watch.
Bhi Bhiman Mar 11, 2018
Waterboarded (In Love) at soundcheck yesterday. Thank u for a great night NYC!
Bhi Bhiman Mar 10, 2018
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Bhi Bhiman Mar 10, 2018
Thanks BrooklynVegan - this is gonna be a fun night! Read the full article below + get tix here:
Bhi Bhiman Mar 09, 2018
My cover of "Break Free" by Queen is on the set list for TOMORROW (3/10/18) at CARNEGIE HALL! Tix:
Bhi Bhiman Mar 08, 2018
Just drivin' along in Jon Voight's car on my way to WFUV Public Radio to play some new songs and talk about my show this Saturday 3/10 at Carnegie Hall! Get tix:
Bhi Bhiman Mar 07, 2018
Headed to New York to play a show at Carnegie Hall and I'm missing this little superhero already. Not sure who hiked her pants up so high, but it's a sharp look.
Bhi Bhiman Feb 24, 2018
Countdown to Carnegie Hall is on! Saturday 3/10/18, get tix:
Bhi Bhiman Feb 20, 2018
My 1st visit to WFUV Public Radio was in 2011 where I got to chat w/ the incomparable Rita of the best ears in the game. Here's Kimchi Line, live in studio. I'll be playing this & many more at CARNEGIE HALL on March 10, presented by WFUV. Tix:
Bhi Bhiman Feb 13, 2018
Headline show at Carnegie Hall in NYC! I've assembled a killer lineup of musicians including guitarist Damien Verrett (aka So Much Light), Akie Bermiss (keys), Attis Clopton (drums), and Oscar Westesson (bass). Get Tix:
Bhi Bhiman Feb 10, 2018
She's been on this thing for an hour refusing to get off. 3 kids have gone home injured so far.
Bhi Bhiman Feb 06, 2018
3 yr old said her teacher talked to class about Black History Month. Then asked me if I heard of "Sugar Ray, separate." Then we had some real talk. #blackhistorymonth
Bhi Bhiman Jan 26, 2018
San Francisco! I'll be playing w/ Red Baraat at SF Jazz on March 17. Tix: