Mughul emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in reverence to the love of his life, Mumtaz. But BlackMahal? They were built in reverence to that eternal power that bonds minds, hearts and souls. Jazz/Hip-Hop/Funk Music. And this multi-colourful band brings together some of the best sax players, keyboardists, hip-hop artists, drummers and vocalists in San Francisco. Oh, and they're fronted by a Punjabi baba with a white beard, colourful turban and deep baritone voice.

A sexy Jazz sax, combined with funk beats and live scratching, punctuated by rapping Hip-Hop MCs, Bollywood samples and Punjabi lyrics. This is the new California sound – hybrid hip-hop & Punjabi funk. Our exclusive interview with BlacKMahal, with coverage from their recent performances in Vancouver & Toronto.

Video Production By: Naveen Girn