EP 10: Stand your ground | Diversifying Beatboxing with Manasi Nene
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Manasi is a writer, filmmaker, and musician who is keen on exploring issues of education, technology and community mental health. She has also been active in the beatboxing and slam poetry communities of India. Off-the-clock, she can be found cycling, daydreaming, or daydreaming about cycling ..read more
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EP 9: What's in a Genre? | Exploring artistic identities with Pragnya Wakhlu
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Hailed second by Vogue in the top 12 Indian indie acts of 2020, Pragnya Wakhlu is an award-winning musician, composer and activist based out of New Delhi, India. She been an active part of the independent music industry for the last 12 years with three released studio albums and five singles to her credit. Pragnya is one of the first Indian Independent musicians and very few Indians to be elected to be a prestiguous member of the Grammy Recording Academy this year . Her travelling audio-visual show with her band 'The Kahwa Speaks Ensemble' has been successful in highlighting the positives of K ..read more
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EP 8: Why I Sing the Blues | Understanding the art of hustling with Pratika Gopinath
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Embodying the iconic track "Why I Sing the Blues" sung by Etta James, Pratika talks about finding the drive to become a better artist and exploring musical styles beyond her comfort zone. She stresses on the need to be genuine while releasing original music and overcoming the desire for instant gratification to truly grow as a musician. Check out the latest track by Easy Wanderlings, "Makin' My Move" here: https://linktr.ee/EasyWanderlings Check out Pratika's collaborative track with Michael Starita, "Changing" here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1vuqSOwJnBlOjtR5zmfVBJ  ..read more
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Beats per Minute 06: Manasi Manohar
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
If you’ve not yet had a review of your music or performance, you will. And while a good one can make your day, a bad one can ruin it or even put you off music altogether. This shouldn’t happen though if you’re mentally and practically prepared for it. Manasi talks about dealing with feedback as an independent musician and how you can manifest it to bring out the best in your own musicality. Check out the complete episode on Her Tempo ..read more
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Beats per Minute 05: Vasundhara Vee
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Vasundhara talks about female identifying professionals, performers and fans breaking barriers despite the industry's various prejudices. Resilience is key to reducing the devaluation of female involvement in music scenes, and the good news is it's getting better every day. Check out the complete episode on Her Tempo ..read more
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Beats per Minute 04: Kalyaani Sakkarwal
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Every now and then, there comes a revolution in the music scene of the decade. In India, however, things operate a little differently. Our country’s music scene has majorly been monopolized by Bollywood but at the same time, we can’t deny that it once housed a rich indie culture with several promising Indian independent artists and bands. Kalyaani stresses on giving these artists their due recognition and escaping the rat race to focus on the things you really care about. Check out the complete episode on Her Tempo ..read more
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Beats per Minute 02: Amrapali Shindhe
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
In 2015, the music blog "Crack" tweeted a doctored image of the poster for the Reading and Leeds festival, erasing all acts that didn’t include a female performer. Only 10 groups remained. This started a conversation about gender inequality at music festivals – an issue that, despite the outcry, persists in 2021. Amrapali talks about how it’s high time we proactively start to nurture female talent. We need to see a rise in all-female lineups at music festivals; this is a necessary phase to help redress the balance.  ..read more
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Beats per Minute 01: Aarya Ganesan
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
The world loves to stereotype. but when it comes to artists exploring their musicality, their is no other option but to be authentic. What comes to mind when someone says "Rap is really shallow" and "Pop is just for teen girls"? While most people would not say these phrases or even consciously believe in these stereotypes, they often unconsciously perpetuate them when they remain close-minded about their own and others’ music preferences. Aarya talks about how the existence of these stereotypes stifles the diversity within music and limits its unique ability to convey messages to the public. C ..read more
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EP 6: Doves In The Wind | Understanding the evolution of an artist with Manasi Manohar
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Just like the popular SZA track "Doves In The Wind", Manasi Manohar sends out an empowering message filled with hope and courage and discusses how "making it big" is simultaneously more accessible and competitive now more than ever. Manasi is one of the most talented and unique voices in the Indian indie music scene today. A lawyer by profession, she continues to pursue her passion for singing and songwriting through multiple live and virtual performances in and around Pune.  Watch out for her debut single, "Sink or Swim", releasing in just a few months! It's an incredibly honest, heartfe ..read more
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EP 5: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves | Understanding showmanship with Vasundhara Vee
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by Ananya Roy
9M ago
Essentially the Soul Queen of the Indian subcontinent, Vasundhara Vee is as close of a legend to Aretha Franklin we might ever see in this timeline of the Indian music scene. And just like the Aretha classic "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves", she believes there is no force stronger than women standing up for each other. She is seen in the finest Soul, RnB and Jazz ensembles across the world. In this episode, Vasundhara taps into the intricacies of music as a means to spread joy, "personal humanity" and self-love. Check out her original release "The Everyman" with her contemporary band Merk ..read more
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