Okay, so I promised a couple of people that I would write about the Jay Sean concert last Thursday at Plush nightclub. (Yes, it took me that long to recover.)
Some background. I am not and have never been a huge fan of any particular music group/act. I don’t faint when a musician I like comes around. I’ve never been a super-fan type. And I don’t attend many concerts. And I’m not a huge clubbing person either (this will make sense later). I went to see the Jay Sean concert simply because I appreciate and recognize his impact on the desi music scene. (Probably not the universal audience he’s going for, though.) And seeing as the concert was two blocks from my house and all of my out-of-state cousins were jealous of me…well I simply couldn’t resist.
As a kid (and by kid I mean six years ago when I was an impressionable 17-year old) I heard Jay Sean sing “Dance with you” and “Stolen.” Those were huge songs back in the day if you were a little brown kid with a lot of family weddings to attend. His name became well-known. And not only because he changed his name from Kamaljit Singh. Jay Sean’s appeal to the dreamy desi pre-pubescent set was bound to make him some sort of star. Not surprising that he became hot stuff in the UK. But unless you’re a desi living in America, you’re probably not familiar with him as the Brits are. Whatever. Americans. (My friend: “Sean John, what?”) Continue reading