NBC's "Howie Do It" Co-Star DJ Ravi Drums to Perform on the 2009 Academy Awards
Music Star of Hit NBC Show to Perform Oscar Nominated Songs
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DJ Ravi Drums, music director and star of the hit NBC show "Howie Do It," will perform as part of the 81st Annual Academy Awards Sunday, February 22, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Drums, who holds the distinction of being the first and only Indian American music director of a network TV show, will perform in the musical segment of the show, which will feature Best Original Song Nominees "Down to Earth" (Wall-E), "Jai Ho" (Slumdog Millionaire), and "O Saya" (Slumdog Millionaire). An elated Drums stated, "This is an incredible pop culture moment to be an Indian American. To be performing on the Oscars when a top contender has an Indian storyline makes me very proud."
“This is an incredible pop culture moment to be an Indian American. To be performing on the Oscars when a top contender has an Indian storyline makes me very proud.”
Drums' NBC Show, which stars its creator Howie Mandel, has consistently won its NBC time slot since its debut January 9. In its debut, the show improved on NBC's season average by 91% in the 18-49 demo and was NBC's highest rated Friday night program since the 2008 Olympics.
Ravi is the most unique of all the MD's out there. He originates a hip, epic musical movement, having invented the simultaneous process of live drum playing and live re-mixing.
Discovered by Mandel while playing with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson during 2008 Superbowl Halftime, DJ Ravi Drums re-mixing live on the drums and percussion is the most powerful party element anyone has ever experienced. Whether you thrill for the sensual sounds that move your body, mind and soul and transport you to nirvana or an orgasmic musical frenzy that sends your senses pulsing, DJ Ravi Drums takes it to the next level and seals the deal.
Ravi has performed everywhere from such elite and notorious private residences as the Playboy mansion to the most exclusive red carpet events for Michael Jordan, Nike, HBO, Nintendo and FOX.