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Compassion, Collaboration & Acceptance: How Music Collectives In Asia Are Forging New Paths For Artistes

Compassion, Collaboration & Acceptance: How Music Collectives In Asia Are Forging New Paths For Artistes

The creation and nurturing of a ‘community’ through music collectives have given rise to some of the most powerful social and cultural movements in South Asia. While some strived to construct a...

Leveraging Independent Radio To Tell South Asian Stories: A Guide To The Region's Frequencies

Leveraging Independent Radio To Tell South Asian Stories: A Guide To The Region's Frequencies

Growing up in the 80s, Mae Mariyam Thomas would record radio shows on blank cassettes. Back then, radio was a space for discovering new or forthcoming music, staying informed, but the reality was far...

The Changing Face Of Electronic Music In Nepal

The Changing Face Of Electronic Music In Nepal

“It seems like every time there is a momentum here in Nepal, we are struck by some sort of calamity”, Prasidha Yonzon almost laughs it off, reflecting on the unfortunate obstacles that have...

From Sofia Ashraf & Ginni Mahi To Dee MC & Sheetal Sathe: How Women Explore Their Voice In Protest & Activist Music

From Sofia Ashraf & Ginni Mahi To Dee MC & Sheetal Sathe: How Women Explore Their Voice In Protest & Activist Music

Among many things, protest music has been heralded for the radical possibilities it presents for social transformation. However, with calls for inclusivity now rightfully entering every domain and...

2021 In Review

2021 In Review

2021 entered with nearly all of the problems of 2020 and nearly none of the creative energy that those problems had inspired the previous year. While the start of the pandemic and its lockdowns last...

From Rock Operas To Folk-Fusion: How Kabir Lives On In The Music Of Today

From Rock Operas To Folk-Fusion: How Kabir Lives On In The Music Of Today

Sant Kabir Das, the 13th-century mystic poet and philosopher, remains an enduring reflection of India’s polyglossic tradition, his hard-hitting dohas (couplets) detailing ways to live by. His work...

Review: Smokey The Ghost Funnels His Journey & Its Personalities Like Raftaar, Dee MC & More Into The Album ‘THE HUMAN NATION’

Review: Smokey The Ghost Funnels His Journey & Its Personalities Like Raftaar, Dee MC & More Into The Album ‘THE HUMAN NATION’

“You know when hip-hop started… Hip-hop in India didn’t start at the gullies, bro. Hip-hop started on Orkut– From the alleys of the internet.” ‘O.R.K.U.T. (feat. Epr Iyer)’ might not...

From Chamar Pop & Indie Hip-Hop To Ragamalika & Bhakti Poetry: The Protest Music In India Reflects Its Many Cultures & Many Problems

From Chamar Pop & Indie Hip-Hop To Ragamalika & Bhakti Poetry: The Protest Music In India Reflects Its Many Cultures & Many Problems

“Assi hath judva ke chaddange Hath hor sadde ton jurhde ni Tu tagda horr ke var badla Rud jaange wapas mudde ni” This is one of the many songs of resistance at farmer protest sites capturing the...

“I Felt Foreign Again In A Different Way”: Shubh Saran Reconciles The Nuances Of Identity On ‘inglish’

“I Felt Foreign Again In A Different Way”: Shubh Saran Reconciles The Nuances Of Identity On ‘inglish’

There’s been a rise of attention given to diaspora artists channelling their roots through their more contemporary artistic practices. Acts based in UK and US with their family roots in South Asia...

Review: Arjun Vagale’s Reflective Journey Into Outer Space On ‘Exit Fragments’

Review: Arjun Vagale’s Reflective Journey Into Outer Space On ‘Exit Fragments’

Arjun Vagale is no stranger to establishing firsts for India’s techno community. Previously as part of the group Jalebee Cartel and constantly as a solo artist, the New Delhi talent has been part of...

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