Black Mahal


Part P-Funk, part Punjabi-Funk, BlackMahal is a San Francisco-based live music experience complete with drums, DJs, horns, hip-hop MCs, and the godfather of Punjabi-American music – Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti.

BlackMahal is steeped in Old California, a Punjabi-American experience that started in the 1890s when the first Punjabi-Americans settled in the Great West and forged a new identity combining elements of Mexican and African-American influence.

BlackMahal also represents the new California feel: hippy hybrid hip-hop and hysterical hi-jinks.  BlackMahal has rocked major concerts across North America including the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with features in Rolling Stone, Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, and rotation on the BBC Radio 1.

Past Performances

  • February 27, 2010 - VIBC Quantum Bhangra
  • May 7, 2010 - VIBC Downtown Bhangra


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