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You cannot contain the heart. Just ask Indian-American singer-songwriter Subhi. Her debut album titled 'Shaitaan Dil' means 'Naughty Heart'. Inspired by Chicago Jazz and fused with Hindi and Urdu poetry, Subhi's playful, melodious songs chronicle the delights and downsides of romance, but with a twist. Her tales reflect the torments of separation and transcontinental migration, experiences both deeply Indian and deeply American. The playful results mark Subhi's arrival on a scene where few South Asian women wind up. The album is an interesting blend of South Asian Pop, Jazz and everything in between.
Subhi is a singer/songwriter based in Chicago.
She has just finished working on her debut Hindi Pop Jazz album titled "Shaitaan Dil" (Naughty Heart) which will release on September 15th, 2017. Her debut album release show will be hosted by Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago and is co-sponsored by The Jazz Institute of Chicago. The show will be part of the Jazz Club Tour 2017 and as well as the renowned World Music Wednesdays series.
For the album, Subhi worked with renowned musicians from the Chicago Jazz scene including Joaquin Garcia (Piano), Rajiv Halim (Saxophone), Ivan Taylor (Double Bass) & Gustavo Cortinas (Drums). "Shaitaan Dil" highlights Subhi's journey as an artist; the choices she made and the struggles she encountered. Subhi's songs highlight her experiences during her travels between Mumbai & Chicago. Anchoring it all together is Subhi' earthy and organic voice. Her musical exuberance is matched only by her vivacious personality.
Subhi began her career working as a music assistant on Monsoon Wedding Broadway show in New York. She went on to work as a songwriter, lyricist, and vocalist for acclaimed short and independent feature films in U.S., which were well-received in the film festival circuit. Recently, she has worked on projects with leading Indian digital platforms, including The Viral Fever (TVF) and Y-Films (YRF).
Subhi has & will be performing at various venues in Chicago including Martyr's, Sabor A Cafe, The Whistler (Star Align Series), Elastic Arts (Anagram Series), Miller Lit Beer Garden Navy Pier & SoFar Sounds Chicago to name a few. She recently debuted in New York with a sold out show as part of Brooklyn Raga Massive Series.
In 2016, she performed at the 'Eye On India' festival in Chicago and her songs have been featured on NPR (WBEZ), WLUW 88.7 FM (Radio One Chicago), WGN TV & International show 'Music from around the World' on WHPK 88.5 FM.