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NIRVANA via sounde.

htcitymohali@hindustantimes.com  SD SHARMA , December 01, 2012
First Published: 22:07 IST(1/12/2012) | Last Updated: 10:26 IST(2/12/2012)

Often mistaken as a Bollywood actor, vivacious vocalist Shubhangi Tewari is undeniably a promising star performer with immense singing talent.

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The Delhi-based girl has an impressive profile of being an academician, Delhi university topper, trained Hindustani classical vocalist with a two-year campus diploma in western music from London. She also has a grade ‘V’ diploma in piano from Royal School of Music, London.

Shubhangi had her early education in countries such as Belgium, Denmark, the US, Saudi Arabia and India.

In city, for a performance of her two-member band, Stereo Buddha, along with Siddharth Sharma at the Chandigarh Club on Saturday evening, the pretty singer shares her passion for music.

“My living and education in different countries exposed me to diverse cultures, though I was too young to imbibe their finer nuances, it had an impact on my inquisitive mind to do something different. Accordingly, after extensive stage performances both Sidharath and I ventured into experimentation in music and Stereo Buddha was founded in London, in 2010,” says Shubhangi who was also one of the two Indians selected for a global contest by Avon Voices from among 6000 aspirants worldwide.

The other half of the band, gifted guitarist Siddharth has a degree in sound engineering from Adam Smith College Scotland and another one in multimedia. “We experiment with various forms of music and shape it into a beautiful ‘sonic scape. Our aim is to focus on creating a unique sound and space that could be associated with Stereo Buddha.

You will hear elements of ambient, down-tempo, industrial, Oriental and Vedic music in our tracks, and something more in our latest album, Evaporate, due for release next week,” chips in Siddharth who is also a composer.

Our motto as a duo is simple. “Sonic enlightenment, which is what Stereo Buddha literally means,” says the singer.

“With globalisation, the music of all nations have come closer and finds acceptance and appreciation on reciprocal basis. When our great maestros had enraptured the West with the magnificence of Indian classical music, why should we not mesmerise them with their own music,” signs off Shubhangi on an optimistic note.

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