5 women in Indie music to look out for in 2018!
International Women's Day is March 8, a global day celebrating the achievements of women. It is a time to reflect on the progress made and recognition of women’s acts. Today, Songdew will celebrate the achievements of women artists and their remarkable contribution in the field of independent music. With the independent music growing worldwide, women artists too are actively participating and gaining popularity. The new indie music is fashionable, innovative and appealing. It is fun and soothing to the engaging audiences. Just listening to the music can affect people deeply. It is lovely to hear the way in which they emote through their music. Songdew has the best collection of all the leading artists and the albums composed by them. Today being the international women day, watch out for these great Indian women artists who have made an impressive presence at international level as well!
Zoya is an India born, American Folk Fusion singer, songwriter, guitarist, and a leading music business entrepreneur. She has developed a unique and entrancing cross cultured vocal style, coupled with intense harmonies and strong beats as a result of her upbringing.
As a Music Business graduate from world renowned Berklee College of Music, she is a great storyteller and avid traveller following her true passion as a touring singer-songwriter in the world of indie-music. She received immense popularity on her first record, Letters To Toska (November 2015) for the experimental take on the DIY singer-songwriter genre. Her newest album The Girl Who Used To Live In My Room (July 2015) has stirred up a thunder as she pushed her boundaries in attempts to capture a more bold, semi-electronic soundscape. In October 2015 she released an electronic remix compilation album entitled, ‘Zoya: Plugged In’ to raise awareness through electronic music for the need for electricity to provide for a better educational environment in rural India. In order to further express her eclectic sound Zoya is now based in Mumbai after her successful music releases worldwide.
Shubhangi Joshi is an extremely good singer songwriter, guitarist and poet based in Mumbai, India. Being one of India's top 10 emerging female musicians, she is the guitarist and frontwoman of the Soul/R&B and also has an outfit collection named ‘Shubhangi Joshi Collective'. She has garnered positive media attention from India’s leading music magazines and journals and has featured on music channels as well!
Her philosophy is to ‘Create songs that make you curious, that give you room to relate to it, and with interesting lyrics’. With this belief, she loves to experiment with new themes mostly jazz and funk enhancing the musical elements to engage her audience with her songs. The band has performed at major cities & venues across India and has over 1500 songs on Songdew.
Harini S Raghavan, popularly known as Rini is a New York based, Chennai born Singer, Composer and Violinist who leads a Global Fusion group of multi-cultural musicians. She took her formal training in Carnatic music and work at Berklee College of Music in Electronic production and creates fusion of Indian Classical, Electronica, Rock and Jazz. The music produced is extremely soulful and vibrant.
Rini has released two EP's worldwide - 'Kural' and 'Alone in the Blue'. Rini has been ranked 1 in the top world music bands in New York City by The Deli NYC magazine in November 2016. Rini was a featured soloist on violin in ‘Jiya Jale’ video by The Berklee Indian Ensemble, released in 2014, which has 7 million views to date.
Nirali is a Hindustani Classical vocalist and leading vocalist from Mumbai. A culturally rich environment at home provided the foundation for her art and creative abilities. She has been a pioneer in her band Maatibaani and has put forth Hindustani Classical music to a large online audience across the globe. Nirali’s versatility lies in her understanding the various genres of music and treating them in her own unique style.
Nirali Kartik is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist from Mumbai, India. Nirali Kartik started to learn music at the young age of nine.
The void is a 4 piece all girl Rock and Pop band of dedicated singers and musicians from Bangalore. They aspire to engage the audience and groove to their sounds. They are cool and unstoppable. The drum beats and the guitar strings produce an energetic song which makes you want to enjoy the son forever. They belt out popular rock and pop numbers and croon unique fusion singles, penned and composed by themselves. They have performed in many iconic music festivals across the country and overseas.
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