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Kabir’s musical prowess and unshakeable self-assurance stem from his upbringing in a close-knit musical family. His paternal lineage includes the world-renowned group of Indian artists, the Partap Brothers, and growing up surrounded by their sounds inspired Kabir to pursue his own musical path. Over the course of his adolescence, he discovered the power of his
singing voice and developed an eclectic taste in music, ranging from the classical Indian styles of his family heritage to American classics and contemporary music—all of which inform the Punjabi and R&B sounds that define his style today.
Following college graduation, Kabir moved to New York City to work as a Financial Analyst for Bloomberg LP. But the pull of his dream to pursue music only intensified with time. At the age of 25, he decided to take a life-changing risk, quitting his job and turning all of his attention to his
art. Today, Kabir’s mission is clear: to introduce his distinctive look and sound to the world, and expand public conceptions of what modern Pop and R&B can be. His look is a big component of his persona, and he takes his style seriously: a dapper, innovative aesthetic, completed by the
turban always elegantly positioned on his head. He is a man who refuses categorization. Sharp,determined, modern. Earnest and timeless. He aims to surprise and enthrall his audiences, infusing each moment with the sounds and rhythms he cherishes.
For Kabir, family and music form a tightly-bound core, linking his past with his future, his vision with his destiny. He likes to remember that we’re all here by chance, and that in return for the gift of our unlikely existence, we create art, we learn, and we love. These days you can find him in New York, single-mindedly striving towards his goal, carrying the venerable Partap musical legacy into the future.