Traditional Indian musicianship and vocals blended with smooth chill vibes, inspired by the beautiful mountain city of Manali in the Himalayan foothills, Himachel Pradesh, India.
The voice of Manali the city, sung by Hricha Debraj expressing her love for the enchanted visitor, sung by Kinkini Deb. Guitar and pre-production by Anthony Snape and Mixing / Mastering by Simon Polinski of Hesius Dome, Melbourne.
Theme from Manali is an extensive cross-cultural music project bringing together artists from Australia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, to create an authentic Indian chill track using traditional Indian instruments to tell the story of two lovers who reveal their longing for each other through the metaphorical expression of Manali and its visitor.
Written in Australia by Peter Krohn with lyrics translated into the authentic Hindi vibe by vocalists Kinkini Deb and 7 time consecutive Sa re Ga Ma Pa Indian music TV Award winner Hricha Debraj.
Check out the bios of the Theme from Manali team below!
Composer, musician, producer
"Theme from Manali is an extensive cross-cultural musical project, combining Western with traditional Eastern musicianship to produce an authentic Indian chill track alongside seven extensively qualified artists from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka"
Guitar and Pre-production
A songwriter on the #1 billboard charting album "Accomplice One" by Tommy Emmanuel and an independent music artist, Anthony Snape's raw acoustic performances are a platform for the master vocalist to exercise his emotional scope and physical range to the delight of audiences around the world.
The voice of Manali the City
Hricha Debraj is an Indian singer and performer known for her winning stint (7 consecutive wins and record holder among girls) in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, a singing reality show hosted by Shaan on Zee TV. Hricha hails from the Pink City, Jaipur and is presently staying in Mumbai.
The voice of Manali's visitor
Sound engineer and professional classical vocalist and playback singer. Completed BTech in ECE. professionally part of the music industry for over past 18 years having performed in several classical concerts, TV shows; sung playback for Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya films, serials, theatres and several other projects.
Sarangi + Tanpura
KOUSHIK-KARISHMA work as duo artists from Delhi, India . They work as music producers, mix master engineers and Indian classical vocalists. KOUSHIK-KARISHMA graduated in Hindustani Classical Music from Delhi University and aim to become the best Duo Artists.
Accomplished Tabla player and instructor. Golden Book of World Records holder. Completed masters studies in Tabla. UGC NET qualified. Ajay holds a Tabla Visharad degree from India.
Ajay holds experience teaching Tabla to students across the world, is a qualified UGC NET and has attained Assistant Professor level Instructor of Tabla.
Mahesh Pathmakumara (Colombo) Sitar, Dilruba Born in Sri Lanka and completed First Degree –BPA in Sitar at University of visual and performing Arts in Colombo, Postgraduate Degrees - M.Mus and PhD in Sitar at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Mahesh lectured in universities in India and Sri Lanka, including as invited lecturer to complete subject of MUEM 23152/ MUEM 33052/ MUEM 43052 in Department of Ethnomusicology, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo.
"Life is like a Flute, it has many emptiness but if you can properly work on it, it will give you nice melody" Ajay Desai
The Indian Sun news interviews Peter Krohn about the origins of Theme from Manali
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