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Shilpa Rao to sing for webcert online

Nirmika Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 19, 2011
First Published: 12:45 IST(19/12/2011) | Last Updated: 15:44 IST(19/12/2011)

Shilpa Rao, the voice behind Jazba.. in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, on for her first webcert today.

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Her unconventional voice brought her success as a playback singer with songs like Tose Naina Lage... (Anwar, 2007) and Dhol Yaara Dhol… (Dev D, 2009). As Shilpa Rao continues to carve a niche for herself in the industry, her fans can now watch the singer live at a special webcert today.

The performance will be simulcast across Artistaloud.com, Youtube, Facebook, Dailymotion.com and on Nokia smart phones from 4 pm onwards.

“This is my first webcert. In a live setup you get reactions from the audience instantly. I’m hoping my band and I will put up a good show,” says Shilpa.

The voice behind the peppy number Jazba… from Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, Shilpa also feels the need for artistes today to explore the digital medium to promote their work.

“Internet is a superb place to connect with your fans and people who love your work. It’s easy for an artiste to put out their work for their fans to listen to and appreciate. This adds to one’s popularity.”


The singer has also lent her voice to songs in upcoming films, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and English Vinglish.

Besides her Bollywood projects, Shilpa is also a member of a three-member independent music outfit, Band Called Nine, comprising lyricist Neelesh Misra and composer Amartya Rahut.
 
The band’s first album Rewind won the Best Debut Award (non-film music) at the Global Indian Music Awards 2011.

Known for her versatility as a singer-performer,  Shilpa has also collaborated with Agnee and Parikrama for the music show, The Dewarists, besides performing the acoustic versions of her popular songs on MTV Unplugged.

She adds, “To do music in your space is one thing, but when you’re collaborating with another artiste or band, it’s very enriching. You learn how to blend into each other’s sensibility, to weave out a beautiful song. At times, it comes naturally and sometimes, you need to work at it. But in the end, you grow as a musician for sure.”

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