Raq Star Interview with Lhasa

Where were you born?
In a car!!

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Smart, awesome, and artistic.

What is your favorite song, movie, book, dessert?

Song:  Who Go'n Stop Me
Movie:  Fast Five
Book:  Tom Sawyer
Dessert:  Cheesecake (but, I can't eat it,
'cause I'm lactose-intolerant!)

What's your favorite iPod app?

Amazon Instant Video.

How long have you been playing music?

9 years!

What is your first inspiring musical experience?

When we performed for teenagers at an all-boys school.

What was your most embarrassing moment in performance?

When I messed up in a drum solo.

Who are your 3 favorite performing artists?

Kanye West, Madison Lintz, and ME, Lhasa.

What inspires you to dance/play music?

Money, donuts after the gig.

Why do you play Middle Eastern music?

For the food.


“Beledi is my favorite rhythm. It goes ‘doum doum teka tek doum teka tek.’ After shows, I like to eat donuts.”