The verdant landscapes of Kaziranga set the stage for Angaraag ‘Papon’ Mahanta and Rabbi Shergill. The former is a native of the state, and revered within it for introducing an entire generation to ancient folk melodies that would otherwise have been lost forever. The latter introduces his Sufi-tinged, intrinsically Punjabi sound for a memorable collaboration.
Finally! the episode I’ve been waiting for! … Titled ‘Changing World’ sees two of my friends, singer-songwriter – Monica Dogra and U.K.-based breakbeat performer and producer Shri collaborating with folk collective Rajasthan Roots.
Fellow music addicts … Its that time of the week again, the next episode of the Dewarists – a new original series. Part music documentary and part travelogue, the show features inspiring musicians collaborating to create original music while traveling to locations across India.
This week, from the lush green hills of Panshet, to the bustle of Pune, Episode 4 sees the union of two of India’s long-standing classic rock icons — Parikrama and Agnee. Adding flavor to the collaboration is the lilting voice of acclaimed playback singer Shilpa Rao.
Folks, the fantastic Episode 3 is here!!!!! This week sees an amazing journey of The Dewarists taking us on an intimate visit to Delhi with Indian Ocean, folk rock giants and perhaps the biggest band in India today. Joining them is Mohit Chauhan, celebrated playback singer and balladeer extraordinaire.
Set against the frenetic pace of the city of Mumbai, Episode 2 features a cross-border collaboration between Pakistani singer-songwriter duo Zeb & Haniya, and two veterans of Bollywood — composer Shantanu Moitra, and lyricist Swanand Kirkire.
Have you ever travelled to particular locations across India or even the world and been inspired by the sights and sounds of the surroundings and wanting in interpret and amalgamate it in your own way? I have, and certainly most musicians have too.
Beginning on Sun. 16th Oct on Star World [India] is a brilliant new and original series – part documentary part travelogue called The DEWARISTs.
The DEWARIST is an initiative that brings together musicians led by passion, but from distinctly different musical backgrounds. They explore the some stunning locations across India and by the end of their journey, the artists would have composed a track that would resonate their individual genres and encapsulate the sounds and culture of surrounding place – “a melting pot of all the sounds simmering under the mainstream.”
The DEWARIST movement recognises and celebrates those who have changed the rules of the game. It identifies and promotes those individuals who have followed their hearts and shifted the paradigm through their original approach.
The DEWARIST‘s encourage individuals to do what they believe in, because some things are just worth doing.
The show will feature an array of magnificent artists such as Imogen Heap, Shaa’ir [Monica Dogra], Indian Ocean, Shri, the prolific composer duo Vishal Shekhar to rock icons Parikrama and loads more!
Creativity at its best!!
The Dewarists – Monica Dogra
A fantastic Bandish Projekt remix of a Shaa’ir n Func track ‘We’re Not Alone’ – with some twisted drum ‘n’ bass refixing its original sound from the album MANTIS
Also check out the live tabla mix of this track: