Artists on the Rise NY: Amish Darr

Editor’s Note: Amish Darr will be performing in Sound The Groove NY’s event at DROM NYC on Thursday, April 25th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists from the area! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.

Bio:
My maternal grand father presented an ancient book of saints and scholars to my mother. She decided to randomly open this book and wherever her sight landed, that would be my name. Thus, I was named Amish after an African scholar; ‘Hazrat Imam Amish”. The word has its roots in arabic and means; “The most peaceful and pure”. My last name “Darr” however originates from the land of Kashmir. It is said that Darr is originally a Hebrew word and translates to ”The Mother of Pearls”. Some historians claim that “Darr” is one of the lost tribes of Israel that settled in Iran and then migrated to Kashmir.

I grew up in Pakistan but studied in American schools, traveled to Europe and finally settled in America. I think, it would be fair to say that I am a total misfit across the globe. Moreover, I received my education in medical science as well as information technology. This made me a very curious and skeptical boy who had questions about life that most scholars could not answer. After extensive research and soul searching, I chose a spiritual path called “Ahmadiyya”. As a result of my decision, I was abandoned by friends, family and loved ones.

My music is the sound of my sad soul that cries out for true love. It is the amalgamation of everything I have experienced in life. From heartbreak to spiritual ecstasy, thought provoking powerful poetry decorated with eastern ragas and western melodies bound to take you on a journey you will never forget.

Artist with a Purpose:
My dream is to serve humanity through my art, whether it is through raising funds for a noble cause or helping people overcome emotional suffering. I have done numerous fund raisers to support kiva.org in the past (Mirco lending for poor entrepreneurs) and look forward to doing something amazing for the poor in the future. See Facebook page below for details:
https://www.facebook.com/MAmishDarr/

Venues played:
– Groove International (Next)
– The Stone Pony
– Nuyorican Poets Cafe
– CBGB
– Arlenes Grocery
– Boxwood
– Bwe Kafe
– Alhamra (Pakistan)
– Royal Palm (Pakistan)

Opened for International Artists such as:
– Junoon
– Atif Aslam
– Jal

Side Projects:
Last year I decided to challenge myself and see if I can loose 50 lbs, master martial arts and compete at the highest level. Not only ways I able to achieve these targets but I have already competed in USA Boxing (Golden Gloves), World Kick Boxing Championship, Naga Championship and FNF.

Profession:
IT Project Manager in Pharmaceutical Data Science

Social Media:
www.AmishDarr.com
Facebook: M.Amish Darr
Instagram: @AmishDarr
Twitter: @AmishDarr

Editor’s Note: Amish Darr will be performing in Sound The Groove NY’s event at DROM NYC on Thursday, April 25th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists from the area! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.