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His vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding echo in his performance.
Acknowledging that each of us has a priceless gift that we must harness and share with the world, Bashiri has come to define his sound as “Indy-Soul”. From shoo-wop style singing groups and classical vocal training, to performances local and abroad, his vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding echo in his performance, and those coupled with his own strength and passion have come together to create his version of true soul music. He, along with his dynamic band, Xenobia Green are seeking to join the ranks of other inde-soul artists looking to breathe new life into the Indianapolis music scene. He has begun to make a name for himself not just in the Circle City, but around the region. Bashiri Asad & Xenobia Green have opened for Musiq SoulChild, The Foreign Exchange, Kindred The Family Soul, Whodini, Malik Yusef and several other acts that have come to Indy. Humble in his approach, relentless in his delivery, you have to experience it to truly understand.
“Music is my weapon of choice, what’s yours?” bashiri asad