Travelling inspires Vasuda Sharma to create compositions

New Delhi: Singer Vasuda Sharma feels that going to different places and meeting new people encourage her to write beautiful compositions and that is exactly why she is looking forward to working in the show `SoundTrek`.

The 28-year-old Delhi-born singer, who made her debut as composer with 2010 film `Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu`, will be one of the 18 musicians who will travel to various parts of the country and collaborate with local artists on popular songs.

"Travelling to different places inspires me to create my compositions. I love to absorb all that a new place has to offer and let it manifest in my creations," Vasuda, who is gearing up for her debut solo album `Attuned Spirits` release.

The singer will be travelling to Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, and collaborate with renowned folk artist Prahlad Tipanya, an expert in Kabir bhajans who has travelled and performed with his troupe in India and abroad.

Talking about her plans, Vasuda said: "I will do live looping and jam with him on my song `Jaagi jaagi raina`. I am very excited to see how we go about playing the song together incorporating our different musical styles. It will be fun... Looking forward to it."

Besides Vasuda, high profile bands like Midival Punditz, Avial, Parikrama and many more will travel to various destinations like Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Auroville, Shillong, Kolkata, Varanasi, Kalimpong, Srinagar, Orcha and Udaipur. The idea is to mix their music with the local artists` compositions.

For instance Delhi-based artists Qadir Niazi and The Qawwals of the Nizammudin Dargah will tune their music to the beat of composer Ranjit Barot`s songs.

The electronica act of Midival Punditz members will fuse with Kutle Khan and the Burra Katha, who are the musical storytellers of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh.

A strong regional flavour will be presented when Kerala-based rock band Avial will work with multi-instrumentalist Kuttan performing on the temple instrument `Iddaka`.

More local artists like Cotta Choir, Sohan Brass Band, Ali Abbas, Adil and Vasundara, and Bagpipe artists TBC will come forward and work with other mainstream musicians.

IANS

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