Zeshan Bagewadi, known professionally as Zeshan B, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. His signature style is combining classic funk and soul sounds with lyrics that pay tribute to his South Asian roots. On his album, Melismatic, his first collection of entirely original compositions, he sings in both English and Urdu. Zeshan B is focused on social justice and bringing to light issues around race, class, and culture through his music. "Brown Power," the lead single from Melismatic, is all about solidarity between historically oppressed minority groups.
Zeshan B will be an artist-in-residence in summer 2022. The Chicago-based singer and songwriter will center his residency around community engagement and empowerment, sharing his unique blend of American soul with cultural influences from India, Pakistan and the American civil rights movement. During his residency, Zeshan B will host community workshops and perform in two live concerts.
Details about all Zeshan B events will be announced at a later date.