Avant-garde jazz/Space disco icon Asha Puthli discusses her life & career in Red Bull Music Academy lecture
Disco and jazz icon Asha Puthli is the guest in the first-ever Red Bull Music Academy lecture from India. In the lecture, the singer, songwriter and actress who grew up in Mumbai discusses her incredible life and career. In the lecture, Puthli talks about moving from Mumbai to New York as a young girl; her contribution to Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking jazz-album 'Science Fiction'; the way she influenced Donna Summer's sensual, space-disco style of singing, and the importance of daring to be adventurous and break boundaries.
Puthli has recently finished a new solo jazz album, which as a tribute to all the great jazz artists she worked with, including Duke Ellington, Cy Coleman, Ornette Coleman and Lionel Hampton.
You can read the full article here or watch the lecture below:
Asha Puthli performs at Le Guess Who? 2019 on Sunday, 10 November. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Ayalew Mesfin & Debo Band, Doug Hream Blunt, Dur-Dur Band, Lakha Khan, Ustad Saami, Mohamed Lamouri, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Sekondi Band, Minyo Crusaders, and many more.
Photography: Ali Bharmal