SUNEETA RAO’s LATEST ALBUM
Is dedicated to girl child
Suneeta Rao, the “Pari of Pop”, is back with her latest album, “WAQT” released by Crescendo.
The singer is the official spokesperson of the Laadli campaign of UNFPA that focuses on the pleasure and pride of having a daughter and motivates people to fight injustice against the girl child.
'The video of the first song in my album 'Sun Zara' is a dedication to all girls, Suneeta said, UNFPA has greatly supported in making the video of this album.
According to United Nations Population Fund, “This video has been made for the Girl Child, to address the issue of Sex Selection and to help stop female feticide”.
This is Suneeta’s fifth solo album, consisting of 8 tunes, which she describes as raga – based contemporary songs. All of them are written by Suneeta, with arrangements by NEXUS, consisting of Gino Banks, Sangeet Haldipur and Sheldon D’Silva, plus three tracks arranged by DJ Gaurav Issar.
“Sun Zara”, a song for the Girl Child is the first video track in the album. This up tempo and racy song is an appeal to women, to stop the practice of sex selection. It has been supported by UNFPA, and the video has been shot by Jason West and directed by Rachel Reuben. It stars Suneeta along with the actress Suchitra Pillai and will be seen on air this month.
The title song, “Waqt”, features the legendary drummer Lenny White and has Carnatic music influences. There is also a Punjabi dance tune with a bump and grind groove that will appeal to all ages. The breezy “Ye Dooriyan” has a hypnotic, lounge feel, while “Lage More Nain” is a soaring ballad inspired by a “Thumri”, about love and longing. The groovy “Aaj Mohe” and peppy “Ye Zameen” are sure to bring the club going crowd to the dance floor.
The lyrics can be seen on Suneeta’s official website – www.suneetarao****
Website of UNFPA is www.unfpa****
Pehli Mulaqat’ by Esbee
Meet the real Mr.’Rock On’
Pehli Mulaqat is Saregama India Ltd.’s one of the most ambitious project ever, launching Esbee as the Real Mr.’Rock On’ Star!!Sital Banerjee aka Esbee is today one of those few fortunate artist who actually see their passion taking shape and their dreams coming true…. Eventually similar to the character of Farhan Akhtar in Rock On.
Currently, a global media director working with Phillips, in recent years felt the constant urage from within to return to his first love, his passion…..Music. because true passion never dies.
Pehli Mulaqat , his debut albumis a compilation of his ‘guru’ the legendary singer Kishor Kumar’s song presented with a completely modern arrangement and style while keeping the soul of the songs,intact. This music has been recreated by Dhiren Raichura.
A ‘must Listen’ compilation for lover of music across all ages, which is a conscious effort.
The global-trotter that he is ,esbee has picked up musical up musical influences from worldover and woven them together in this album.
So if the classic EK Ladki Bheegi si has been redone in contemporary rock style,, the romantic Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai has blissfully lazy Cuban/Bossanova music influences while thetitle song Aaj unse Pehli Mulaqat Hogi has been dressed in truly Arabic music with the use of use of live Arabic instrument and Arabic musician.
The album is great and will really be liked by the listerner.
Shrradha Pandit singer, lyricist and composer releases her debut album Teri Heer
October 7, 2008: Whilst there have been a plethora of singers who release their solo albums, here is one who is refreshingly and daringly different. All of 24, Shrradha Pandit, a hugely talented singer, has now released her debut album Teri Heer for which she has not just sung but also written the lyrics and composed each song! This is quite a rarity. Teri Heer is a brilliant and interesting album that combines Sufi and Indian Fusion genres. The album has been released on SONY BMG.
Teri Heer is a blend of Indian melody and contemporary orchestration with all the eight tracks enhanced by the emotions of a young heart. It showcases a young womans feelings towards love, which she is eager to express without any hesitation akin to the epic love story of Heer and Ranjha. Musical influences in the album include folk music especially from the north of India as well as the essence of Sufism and some Hindustani classical (especially in vocals). Hitherto only having excelled as a singer, Shrradha tries her hand for the first time at composing for this album and comes away with stupendous results. She has attempted to cover all styles such as folk, classical, Bollywood with a tinge of western music. This sound is uniquely her own rich and soulful with a variety of textures.
The album is supported by a great music video for the lead track Teri Heer. It has been directed by Samir Hafiz and features Shrradha in the video.
Shrradha Pandit hails from a prestigious household of classical music powerhouses, also known as Indias Mewati Gharana of music. Shes learnt Hindustani Classical Music from her late grandfather and guru, the renowned Sangeet Acharya Pandit Pratap Narayanji. She now trains under the guidance of her father Shri Vishwaraj Pandit who is a renowned tabla player himself.
Armed with a Philosophy (B.A. honours) in first class, this talented singer is a professional playback singer and live performer who has also been singing in films, and featuring in private pop albums, devotional albums, concerts and shows. Her film playback experience spans such hits as Khamoshi-The Musical, Sangharsh, Khoobsurat, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai, Soch and Raju Chacha, among many others. She has had the privilege of working with such commercially successful and talented greats like A.R. Rehman, Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Sukhwinder across the globe.
Now on the brink of launching her debut album called Teri Heer from SONY BMG, this dynamite package of brains, talent and looks is posed on the verge of super stardom.
The Tempe, Arizona pop punks tell ShockHound about their musical influences, favorite fast food, and covering Akon's "I Wanna Love You."
Filmed on location at *******www.armidi**** in Second Life. Fun flick derived from raw footage with *******ravenelle**** on the 2 other avatars while working on a more (somewhat) serious project. Cut to the tempo, I like my noise and slightly shaky camera. This is my "Italian" video not just because of the fashion, but the musical influence and how I effected the visuals with *******newbluefx**** Music is *******www.myspace****/thepresets "This Boy's In Love". I sure am! Distributed by Tubemogul.
The "I Love College" rapper talks about his suburban origins, his musical influences, and his relatively swift rise to fame.
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Moebius playing "Blacksheep Of The Family" at The Zodiac Sessions singer / songwriter night held in Bruxelles bar of Dublin, every Wednesday night.
Beginning life as a three piece outfit in 2006, Irish Indie/Rock band, Moebius, have evolved into a quintet and have just finished recording their debut album,
IF IT AIN’T HARD IT AIN’T WORTH DOIN
To date the band have built their own recording studio, independently released 3 EP’s, 2 IRMA charted singles and have had two music videos produced.
The band consist of the enigmatic lead singer and front man Michael Joyce, guitarist Paul Farrell, bassist Dave Connelly, drummer Pawel Bebenca and keys/programmer Keith Gamble.
Like most bands today, the boys have wide and varied musical influences, ranging from The Who and The Stone Roses, to DJ Shadow and The Specials. Each band member has tried to contribute from their own personal influences to mould the Moebius sound, which we believe has International appeal.
Displaying that old punk ethos of D.I.Y., the band relocated to Poland this year and self financed the production of the album and have worked with Marcin Limek and Piotr Matysiak, two established and respected Polish music producers. Recorded in the Nintysixproject Studios, the band have crafted an album that has intensity, aggressiveness and attitude, while in equal measure lilts into more melodic, melancholic and upbeat moments.
Since returning from recording the album in Poland, Moebius have been rehearsing the new material from the album and have played some notable gigs, including the very first PKO BP Festival held at Wembley Arena in September 2008.
Other notable highlights for the band were appearances at both Castlepalooza and Cork Fringe Festivals in Ireland '08 as well as all the top venues in Dublin City to their ever increasing loyal fan base.
The first original song from Kevin, a MyStudio exclusive. Kevin Casenhiser, (KC Blues), was born on December 5th 1992, in Mesa, Arizona. He has been playing the guitar since he was six years old and has been playing live since he was eleven. Kevin is now 16, and some of his musical influences include Stevie-Ray Vaughan, Walter Becker, Billy Gibbons, Freddie King, Oscar Peterson and his personal favorite, Eric Clapton. His favorite band of all time is Steely Dan. Kevin describes his music as a "Bluesy-Jazzy Funk-Rock that goes to "11"! Kevin performs solo or with his 5 member band, which consists of drums, bass, keys, sax, and Kevin on the guitar. As a solo artist, and with his band, Kevin has performed over 100 shows and festivals throughout Arizona, Minnesota, Florida and Colorado, and has done numerous benefits. He has also won numerous awards. In January of 2006, 13-year-old Kevin won 2nd place in the “Chandler Center for the Arts Teen Competition”. In November of 2006, Kevin made it to the finals with the KC Blues Band in the “Arizona Blues Showdown”, at the famous Rhythm Room in Phoenix. In December of 2006, Kevin won Alice Coopers annual "Proof is in the Pudding" solo contest, and as a result he was invited to do a solo performance at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ in front of 6,000 people. The KC Blues Band was named “Performer of the Year” for 2008 at the Phoenix Music Awards. And most recently, Kevin was declared the winner of the 2008 “Arizona Drug Free Super Star Search Competition”, sponsored by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Kevin continues to improve musically and lives by the motto "The Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits". The KC Blues band also released their debut album “Perfectly Toasted Blues” in early 2008. The sky is the limit for this promising young artist. Distributed by Tubemogul.
American folk singer & songwriter, Martin Sexton, performing "Free World" live at Gathering of the Vibes 2007. Sexton's wide array of musical influence, vocal talents and guitar solos make for an amazing live performance.
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Los Lobos performing "Chains of Love" live at Gathering of the Vibes 2007.
Los Lobos are an American Chicano rock band with a diverse musical influence. They are 3-time Grammy Award winners. The band originated in 1973 and continues to perform great live shows.
American folk singer & songwriter, Martin Sexton, performing "Will it Go Round in Circles" live at Gathering of the Vibes 2007. Sexton's wide array of musical influence, vocal talents and guitar solos make for an amazing live performance.
Assembly of Dust performing "Amplified Messiah" at Gathering of the Vibes 2007.
AOD was formed in 2002 by former Strangefolk lead man, Reid Genauer. AOD has become a staple at the annual Gathering of the Vibes festival. They integrate a number of musical influences and genres to create a unique blend all their own.
"Must I keep you entertained?" Vickey Vendetta asks all of you!
However, in this interruption video, Vickey Vendetta take the campaign down a notch to pay tribute to a passing musical influence and world wide contributor to the creative spirit, the King of Pop "Michael Jackson". Instead of going around causing mayhem, Vickey Vendetta chose to pay homage to the great King of Pop by dedicating a remix to the Thriller track, to him. This track can be found on Vickey Vendetta's mixtape available at PillManworldWide.Com
Check back frequently on PillManWorldWide**** as I release exclusive content of me and my Vendetta Goons Wildn' out.
VENDETTA GOONS IN THE STREETS AS WE SPEAK!!
One of the brightest jazz stars to emerge in the last few years is trumpeter Christian Scott. Here is Christain discussing some of his musical influences and his appreciatiom for their sound on their original vinyl
Inspirational Christian Hip Hop Rap Artist Street Spirit Receives First In Studio Radio Interview At KJCC in San Jose, Ca. He Speaks With DJ King Shah About Music Influences, Selling Drugs, Pimping, & Witnessing The Calling of The Lord Which Influenced Him To Give Up Hustling And Test The Music Waters. This Is Part 1.