Indian Musicians Take Their Music Globally With Heritage Hues
The coming together of varied musical styles, cultures, thought processes and traditions gave birth to ‘fusion music’ as a genre and as a lifestyle. A genre that was pioneered by the legendary classical artists such as Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ananda Shankar with their western counterparts, has evolved remarkably over the last few decades as more musicians got exposed to western music.
To carry forward a legacy such as this, the idea of creating a compilation of the finest fusion music that brings together a rich and diverse soundscape was conceived and named as ‘Heritage Hues’. Standing true to its identity, Heritage Hues seeks to bring out the virtue of Indian traditional music fused with modern contemporary sound and interpretations. The compilation digs out fusion artists from every nook & corner of the country and takes their music to a global level by promoting & releasing it on all digital platforms.
So far, two volumes of the compilation have been released featuring more than 25 artists from India and the same has been very well received by Indian listeners as well as brands. In the words of Avra Banerjee, one of the artists featured in Heritage Hues, “This Initiative by Songdew is a great way for our music to reach listeners who can’t think beyond Bollywood”.
Some of best tracks featured in Heritage Hues Vol 1 & 2
(To appreciate the finest nuances of the sound, make sure you put on your ear phone or play the music on Speakers)
1. Inner Self by Neehar Dabade
2. Dhwani by Abhishek Borkar & Keshav Iyengar
3. 786 by Ravi Iyer
4. Birds Of Munnar by C A Ravi
5. Deadly Desires by Tattu
6. Timed to Perfection by Avyaktha
Both the editions of Heritage Hues got a tremendous response not only from music lovers but also from a few leading brands who have desired to get associated with such music and play the same in their commercial establishments. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response, Songdew has decided to bring out Heritage Hues volume 3 which is releasing on 12th Jan. The compilation features 11 tracks by 6 artists - Avra Banerjee, Harini S. Raghavan, Kallol nath, Kunal Goswami, Tattu and Colin D’cruz. This instrumental compilation will take the legacy to the next level with enchanting jugalbandi of traditional instruments like Santoor, Sarod, Mridangam and Bansuri with contemporary instruments such as Saxophone, violin and drums.
Listen to the latest compilation here - 'Heritage Hues Volume 3' and share it for the love of fusion music.