Music from India – Punkh

Punkh, formed in 2003 in Germany are an Indian ‘World-Rock-Metal’ and Experimental band from New Dehli. They recently released their new E.P titled “Karmah”, which was recorded, produced and mastered in Germany by one of Europe’s leading Under-ground Nu-Metal/Nu-Wave producers: Markcus Tescke. Take a listen to their nice EP!

Music from Kashmir Region – Pragaash

Sorry there is no video for the band, but I thought this was an interesting story to share.  The first all-girl rock band to come out of Kashmir has been forced to cancel their live shows after receiving rape and death threats on Facebook.  Award-winning Pragaash, which means light, have been targetted since December when they won a prize at their first public performance.  Following the concert, comments appeared on Facebook from extremists who said the teenage girls should be raped and then drowned.   The band members, Farah Deeba, guitarist Aneeka Khalid and vocalist-guitarist Noma Nazir, refused to talk on the issue but were reportedly shaken by the threats.  Their parents are said to have advised the band to stay out of the limelight for a while and the girls are now believed to be in New Delhi.

 

Music from India – Ravi Shankar R.I.P.

Ravi Shankar  born 7 April 1920 in Varanasi, † December 11, 2012 in San Diego, real name Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury was an Indian musician and composer who played the stringed instrument sitar.

He inspired the Beatles and became a hippie icon  in Woodstock, in  India, he was a superstar: the musician Ravi Shankar. Now he has died aged 92 in California.(the same age as Dave Brubeck a few days ago , you remember ? )

Music from India – Debdas Baul

Debdas Baul with his sons and colleagues sings his original song at the bank of the Ajoy River in West Bengal. This is from Charlie Steiner’s upcoming documentary on the Bauls called “Ami Pagol – I Am Crazy.” after a 1min the music starts and please listen to the wise lyrics

Music from the US – Tina Malia

Tina Malia is an extremly talented singer from the US. Listen to her version of “Kol Galgal”, an israeli classic. Peace through music. Peace!

As I must say, I got so impressed of Kol Galgal, in any version… Will let show you more versions :)