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Maati Baani’s new online project features 50 musicians from 20 countries

For its new project, home-grown world music band Maati Baani has collaborated with 50 musicians from 20 countries — all via the internet

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Mar 04, 2016 17:27 IST
Maati Baani’s new project fuses genres ranging from disco funk to electro to rock and jazz
Maati Baani’s new project fuses genres ranging from disco funk to electro to rock and jazz(Photo: Aalok Soni/HT; Location courtesy: Silver Beach Café, Juhu)

For its new project, home-grown world music band Maati Baani has collaborated with 50 musicians from 20 countries — all via the internet.

Subway performers from New York, folk vocalists from Kutch, and guitarists from Iran, all find a place in The Music Yantra. City-based band Maati Baani’s latest project is a unique global collaboration with 50 musicians from 20 countries, which took place entirely online. The six-part series fuses genres ranging from disco funk and electro to rock and jazz.

Its first song, Lagan Laagi, and its behind-the-scenes episode, was released on YouTube on February 26. Known for songs like Balma (2013), Tore Matwaare Naina (2012) and Rang Rangiya (2014), Maati Baani has always relied on the video sharing platform to release its music.

The duo behind the band, Hindustani vocalist Nirali Kartik (32) and composer/producer Kartik Shah (37), stress upon the fact that the core of Maati Baani is collaboration. You’d be hard-pressed to find a song that they haven’t teamed up with other musicians for.