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Sitarist/vocalist Ami Dang moves from long-form head trips to hybrid pop and beyond

Ami Dang plays a CD release show Jan. 7 at Deep in the Game at the Hippo. The music of Ami Dang feels as though it’s in a place of near constant flux. That’s not to imply that it’s without a center, for her transporting vocal and sitar work definitely exudes a captivating soul. That’s also not to imply that she’s still finding her way, for her music bears her unique fingerprint, which engagingly blends the sounds and forms of the East with different aspects of the rhythmic West. And it’s not to imply that her music wanders with no direction: There’s an intelligence and purpose behind her various styles, but they sometimes produce very different...