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Zeshan B creates a soul coalition in response to Trump’s Muslim ban

In a Chicago Tribune interview from this weekend, Zeshan B opens up about his Chicago roots, the Muslim immigrant experience, and combining protest soul and traditional Indo-Pakistani music on his forthcoming debut album. Read here: http://bit.ly/2kUrkD8

Confronted with President Trump’s tumultuous first weeks in office, Zeshan B responded with the video for “Cryin’ in the Streets,” which pairs footage of Civil Rights-era marches and recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations with his harmonium-adorned cover of George Perkins’ underrated 1970 protest anthem.

Watch the video for “Cryin’ in the Streets”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdtzzQjbCio

Zeshan’s music brings together the Bollywood scores and Indo-Pakistani folk music of his parents’ native country with the soul music his father was drawn to as he covered the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s. Performing soul classics and original songs in English, Urdu, and Punjabi, the result is a novel sound indebted to America’s immigrant history.

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