Concert of Colors: Karsh Kale

The word prolific barely begins to describe Karsh Kale’s storied career. The British-born producer and multi-instrumentalist of Indian heritage has spent the last two decades zigzagging the world, headlining major festivals, and spinning records at the White House for Barack Obama. Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Kale has created a new genre of electronica music and culture, incorporating Indian classical music, rock, jazz, and hip hop.

Kale has a reputation as a world-renowned tabla player, performing with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Anoushka Shankar, Yoko Ono, and Chaka Khan. He is also known globally as a cutting-edge film composer in India’s Bollywood film industry and independently produced films in the West.

All performances are free, those scheduled for inside the Detroit Film Theatre require online ticket registration. For the complete 2022 Concert of Colors concert schedule visit

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. It’s produced by the Concert of Colors with partners Culture Source, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS,  University of Michigan – Detroit Center, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Historical Museum, College For Creative Studies, Hellenic Museum of Michigan, Third Man Records, Lowriders of Detroit, Science Gallery Detroit, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Midtown Inc., University of Michigan Dearborn, University of Michigan – Detroit, Arab American National Museum, WDET, The Scarab Club and the International Institute of Metro Detroit.