Desi DNA and Asian Network presents …13th and 20th February BBC TWO
BBC Asian Network profiles some of the Asian music scene’s biggest musical players picking the acts
to appear on BBC TWO’s Desi DNA in February.
Desi DNA & Asian Network Presents is a multi platform Asian music collaboration spanning DAB digital radio,
online, mobile and tv. For the first time full performances from the gig will be available to digital tv viewers
via the red button from any BBC channel between 13th and 20th February.
Desi DNA & BBC Asian Network presents, introduces the first of two programmes from a specially
recorded showcase presented by Adil Ray and Bobby Friction.
On 13 February (11.20pm) there are live performances and backstage interviews from artists including Danish rap outfit Outlandish, resurgent R and B singer Jay Sean, currently gaining chart success for his new single Ride It and a rising crop of new talent including exotic electro folk sitar player and singer Bishi and Bhangra DJs Tigerstyle, making their tv debut.
Recorded in December exclusively for Desi DNA and the BBC Asian Network at London’s Scala Theatre, digital tv viewers can watch full performances from Jay Sean and Outlandish by pressing the red button from any BBC channel.
The second Desi DNA & BBC Asian Network presents which airs on BBC TWO on 20th February, introduces more exclusive recordings from the Scala gig. The programme features live performances from Bhangra progressives Swami, more from Jay Sean, and hip hop outfit Sona Family.
On BBC Asian Network on February 13th Bishi appears on Nikki Bedi’s show (from 1pm) and on 20th February
Sona Family join DJ Kayper on the Hype Show from 10pm.
As part of the multi platform offering, viewers can also download video clips and photos from the gig onto their mobile phones*. To get a link to the Asian Network Mobile site, viewers text 'DESI' to 81869 from 7th Feb.