The University of Iowa
Zeshan Bagewadi and the Transistors

Zeshan B and the Transistors

Friday Night Concert Series in Downtown Iowa City

Presented by
Summer of the Arts
Friday, May 25, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Part of Embracing Complexity

Born in Chicago to Indian Muslim immigrants, Zeshan B's musical identity was formed at the harmonious intersection of two worlds. As he was growing up, his parent’s love of their native Indo-Pakistani music collided with the sounds of his father’s extensive blues, soul, and R&B collection. Bagewadi brings all of those influences to the stage, creating a unifying and soulful sound from seemingly disparate traditions. He and his band will perform at the Friday Night Concert Series and then play a Saturday show in Hancher’s backyard.

Location: Outdoor stage set up on Iowa Avenue, between Clinton and North Dubuque streets.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Anonymous Family Foundation
H. Dee and Myrene Hoover


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Thu., May 24, 2018 Zeshan Bagewadi is stirring up a cultural stew, and bringing it to Iowa City on Friday
The Gazette - Thursday, May 24, 2018
Zeshan Bagewadi didn’t need a road map to find the intersection of blues, soul and R&B with the music of India. He grew up immersed in all of those sounds, through his heritage and his father’s record collection. Bagewadi, 30, is living in Baltimore while his wife does her medical residency. But he was born in Chicago to Indian Muslim parents who immigrated in search of the American dream, after seeing a relative find success here in the 1960s. Others soon followed.

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