Har Ik Zehr
1. meaning Every Single Poison in Urdu.
2. is the effect that an individual has, positive or negative
Har Ik Zehr is a 3 person multi-cultural, musical experiment comprised of Pakistani born guitarist/vocalist Dar, Chinese-American bassist Timothy Leung, and drummer Richard Orjuela who was born in New York City, but grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. Their music is a fusion of each members own culture and life experiences shaped by their experience in America. While some of their influences include Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, The Police, and Soda Stereo, their sound defies classification.
Har Ik Zehr is based in New York City. Their music has been played on Harris Radio in Brooklyn, NY, PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne, Australia, and the BBCs Asian Network in the UK. Har Ik Zehr has performed Crash Mansion, Arlenes Grocery, CBGBs, Galapagos Art Space, The Baggot Inn, The Knitting Factory, The Hook, The Brooklyn Public Library, Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University, Stony Brook University, Rutgers University. They have opened for Pakistani rock bands such as Jal, Junoon, and most recently Atif Aslam at the Royal Palm in Lahore, Pakistan.
Har Ik Zehr is a bridge between cultures. To cast away misconceptions, stereotypes, negativity, and fear. To embrace diversity and use music as a vehicle to bring people together.
Har Ik Zehr EP November 2006
Har Ik Zehr formed in the summer of 2004 by Dar and guitarist Sharjeel Shaw in New York City. Bassist Arvind Dilawar and drummer Richard Orjuela joined shortly after. After recording a few demo tracks, and opening for Pakistani rock bands Jal and Junoon, Shaw and Dilawar left the band. Bassist Timothy Leung joined the band in the fall of 2005. Founding members Dar and Richard Orjuela have remained the same...
Arlene's Grocery, CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, The Baggot Inn, Crash Mansion, Galapagos ArtSpace, The Baggot Inn, Brooklyn Public Library
Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Joe Satriani, Santana, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against the Machine, Incubus, Bob Marley, The Police, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Damien Rice, Aabda Parween, Mehdi Hassan, Dave Matthews Band, Armin Van Buren, DJ Tiesto, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Blue Man Group, John Mayer, Junoon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Prince, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Jagjit Singh, Ravi Shankar, Rush, Soda Stereo, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, U2, A Perfect Circle, System of a Down, Papu Saaein, The Doors...