In Conversation with Kaahon
We are trying to create World Music with Baul and Loka Sangeet. Riding on the aspect of emotion Kaahon makes effort not only to enrich our heritage and culture but also other cultures.
Kaahon took birth in the year of 2012...in a quite unusual manner. Vota(Our Vocalist) and Sandy(Our Drummer) were friends. Both of them were assosiated with some other setups then. One fine day,Vota came up to Sandy with the proposal of forming up a new setup,that will basically compete in the local competitions and other events. Folk was selected to be an apt genre for this setup. But to add a twist to the contemporary way of making folk music,folk fusion was chosen as the genre. With this the musicians did choose a free way of expressing their own part of excellence keeping the flavour of Baul in it.
Independent music is still not considered a secure career in India, how did you deal with the conventional thought process?
Independent music won’t be considered a secure career in India until and unless the concept of forming lobbies are done and dusted from the band circuit.Few bands are associated with some known names and heavyweights of this band circuit. They benefit themselves not on their talent quotient but on their capability of pleasing and flattering their higher authorities.For this many talented bands get suppresed in this race of survival in the band circuit,while the ones with lesser talent are flourishing.
What is the inspiration behind your music?
Folk basically is all about our culture. Folk is about us. It tells the story of a common man,his life,his surroundings.This genre needs to be revived so that the generations to follow can build up on it. Folk is one of the toughest genre to take up. We are inspired from its instincts. We are trying hard to revive the importance of folk...which is dieing slowly in the age of advancement and we are also trying to relive our heritage.
What gives you more satisfaction as a musician- creating new music or performing or jamming?
We jam to make new music.We make new new music to perform and we perform to get satisfied. We play for the audience. We are happy to make them happy.
Any message for your fans?
Kaahon believes in having friends and well wishers. For our friends and well wishers we have got only few things to say. Music is an art. We should practice it with honesty and love. We should be comitted towards music and should be focussed towards working hard. Music is made to spread love and happiness within the masses. Spread love, happiness and the brotherhood through your music. We promise to enthrill you guys with more good work.