Bloom at Good Hope: Nistha Raj & Christylez Bacon

Bloom at Good Hope Concert Series

Nistha Raj & Christylez Bacon

Indian Music Meets Beatbox


Sat, April 8, 2023 | 5pm

Free / Pay What You Can

Nistha Raj Chris Bacon Headshots

Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
14715 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905


Masks encouraged


60 minutes

Multi-genre violinist Nistha Raj and progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, both Strathmore AIR alumni, come together to explore the intersection of beat boxing and Indian classical music, and everywhere in between. Nistha Raj has negotiated the spaces between Indian and Western classical and contemporary music for two decades, studying violin intensively in both the U.S. and India. She has gone on to meld tradition with contemporary innovation through work on collaborative classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock projects, to name a few. 

As a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, Christylez Bacon is no stranger to cross-cultural collaboration, bringing his musical experiences rooted in Southeast DC to creative partnerships with artists from India, Egypt, Brazil, and more. With a mission toward cultural acceptance and unity through music, Christylez has showcased his projects at a number of DC venues and events, including his own Washington Sound Museum events, along with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Kennedy Center. 

This program is generously supported by Washington Gas