Sneha Khanwalkar: Sounds of Punjab



A really cool take on the sounds of Punjab by Sneha Khanwalkar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X21kvYl0Mds&feature=player_embedded

Here's a brief introduction about Khanwalkar's project from Intel MTV Sound Trppin:

Meet Sneha Khanwalkar. Music director. Traveller. Breaker of stereotypes.

Intel MTV Sound Trippin partnered by Woodland is about Sneha venturing boldly into the lesser-known India, backpack and recorder in tow, in relentless pursuit of authentic sound. Why Sound? Coz nothing captures the essence of a location or a community better than its local sounds. The sound of local trains in Mumbai or the tractors in Punjab, are an authentic slice of life as it exists there. And these sounds give us a pure, untainted glimpse into that community & their lives.

While most of us can only hear the noise in these sounds, Sneha can hear the music!
Every episode will be Sneha's dogged pursuit of authentic sound. Finding that gushing stream, a mother's lullaby, the persistent thumping of a tractor, the tinkling bells on a bullock, even the rhythmic swishing of a broom will form the first layer of her journey and the base of her track. Unearthing hidden local talent & Sneha's easy interactions with them will add the next layer. The final element, which will also add to the richness of the narrative, will be the showcasing of art forms like song, dance & theatre by the locals themselves. Sneha will then use all of these to create a brand new track, completely authentic to that location!

Source: http://mtv.in.com/soundtrippin/about.html

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