Ladies... please stand up and shout
I find a dearth of female singer-songwriters or even performers for that matter, among the Indian independent rock scene. Every once in a while, I host tribute gigs and I am set looking for female singers to perform a few songs in their own distinctive way.music Updated: Nov 29, 2011 14:30 IST
I find a dearth of female singer-songwriters or even performers for that matter, among the Indian independent rock scene. Every once in a while, I host tribute gigs and I am set looking for female singers to perform a few songs in their own distinctive way. And belive me when I say, it becomes such a tough search.
Now Mumbai is not much of a problem, because I think we have our fair share (however small) of female singers. But for instance, when I do gigs in Delhi, Bangalore, Pune or Hyderabad… let me tell you, finding a worthy female vocalist has proven to be quite a task.
I wonder what is it that deters the female sex from pursuing a career in music. And by music I mean rock n roll… and all the genres and sub-genres that come with it. It’s one thing to get a training in Indian classical and then go on and either be an exponent in the Indian classical field or in turn join the Hindi film playback brigade. But to decide to pursue a career track within the international popular music mould is quite a formidable task.
So, in time, I hope to see many more female artistes out there, who are taking their musical identity seriously. And developing their vocals, performance attitude and putting it out there for the world to take notice of…if I may say so.
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First Published: Nov 29, 2011 13:47 IST