Collectively, they rock!


The Collective Projekt, a band fashioned nearly 4 years in the past, is eager to work on Indian people music, Sufi poetry and originals. The band has launched their very own rendition of Dama Dam Mast Kalandar, which is already fairly in style and accessible on varied streaming platforms. Unable to dish out the video of their new tune due to the lockdown, the band is hopeful it might be made quickly.

Sameer, music producer of The Collective Projekt, spent the lockdown interval in Chandigarh, his hometown. During this era, he accomplished an internet course on social media advertising and marketing and labored on a couple of new compositions, other than Dama Dam. He says, “We keep on collaborating with more and more people. We perform together and sometimes as a duo; there’s no hard and fast rule.”

Together they will

While the opposite ‘Sameer’ within the band performs sarangi, members embody Sheetal, Saurav and Mahi (vocalists), Swaransh (vocalist and songwriter), who comes from a gharana of Indian classical music, Saptak and Monis (percussionist), Azeem (sitar participant) and Hafeez (tabla participant). The Collective Projekt has rendered tracks like Bandish, Chaap Tilak and Kesariya Baalam up to now.

Live exhibits have taken successful because of the pandemic, however digital platforms don’t appear an choice. Sameer provides, “Network and connectivity is an issue. It might work for those who live in the same place, but we are from different cities as well as states. Also, if the audience is paying for the show, one mistake or technical error will distort everything.”

Chandigarh join

Sameer, a graduate in psychology and useful English from Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, kicked off his musical profession as a disc jockey. His curiosity within the area grew a lot that it drove him to pursue a sound engineering course from Australia! “An artiste can only be an artiste if he accepts learning, as it comes at any point in his life,” he indicators off.

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