Sunday, April 01, 2007

Beat Of India...

India is a country of folk songs and it is one tradition that is dying everyday. Its dying because it is not something that is recorded but passed from generation to generation and it is dying with every generation. It is to keep this tradition alive and give them chance, a group of 5 people started a website, Beat of India. They went to deep corners of Indian villages, recorded their folk songs and have put them on this site for people to listen the samples and buy it as individual songs or an album. A percentage of revenue from this is given back to the artist because the site hasn't been profitable yet. There are some wonderful videos of artist themselves singing in their natural setting.

The CEO of the company is Shefali Bhushan. She and her group have traveled from interiors of Kutch to Punjab and recorded these songs in their natural settings. She has also made short documentaries on her journeys that takes one through these villages and show these artist in their backyard singing love songs, songs about the world around them, songs about the color of their lives, songs that make India unique...


The site is giving these folk artists a chance to be heard and its giving us a chance to listen and save our tradition. The least we bloggers can do is spread the word. Let's play the Beat of India...

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Mehak said...

WOW!!

Awesome concept...I love our Grand Punjabi Wedding...& hate to dance on bollywood numbers ....just love to old Punjabi Wedding Songs...which talk about a new bride...m-i-l...hubs..D Dhol !!..This is one Rocker of a concept man....mujhe kyun nahin aisa idea aata :(

Thanks very much for sharing this piece of info...dhol vajda!!!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Urvi said...

Gr8 job..Excellent website!!

Good to see tht no. of brilliant artistes from all over India get chance to come forward nd share such a wonderful traditional music. Really it has some excellent collections. As u said ricky.. these songs really make our India Unique.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece of info.. :)

1:29 AM  
Blogger Marlee said...

Oye Ricky this site is a treasure trove...a real asset. I'll defo talk abt it to ppl. My Dad will love it. Listening to the Himachali Folk songs right now, its got this haunting beat of the Drums, lovely!

Ricky thank u for the info! :-)

12:16 AM  
Blogger Fuzzylogic said...

This site is awesome Ricky and such a neat idea.I will be keeping this site in my favorties for sure.I know of so many people who will appreciate this too.It's sad that this music is slowly fading,if its lost it would like losing the identity of India.I hope they can restore it and such efforts are really commendable. Thanks for sharing this!

2:29 PM  
Blogger faith said...

aah!! always with surprising topics :)

great !! thanks for the link champ!

*smiles*

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

payal:
such an awesome concept! only yesterday we (mah friends n i) were discussing the lack of interest Indians have for their music, their musical instruments.. n now this... some hope, its so beautiful! thanks for introducing us to this site.
btw, i commneted on ur earlier post too. :)

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next post is long due !!! :D :)

Moonie

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey wotz with this???
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indian_students_stranded_in_Canada/articleshow/1895067.cms
Moonie

4:45 AM  

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