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Midival Punditz

PUNE11 Jan 2013

Venue Centre Stage, Deccan College Ground, Deccan College Road, Yerawada
Opening Time8:00 PM
Entry All are welcome!
Electronic, yet Live
Midival Punditz, an Indian fusion group is the brainchild of childhood friends Gaurav Rana and Tapan Raj, a Delhi-based duo. Their music is a mix of jungle, electronica and North Indian classical music. Their songs feature traditional musical instruments such as the dhol, tumbi, sarod, santoor , tanpura and surbahar combined with synthesizers and drum machines and they have been acclaimed as the 'new sound of 21st century India'.

The Punditz have styled a unique and extraordinary live act that is electronic, yet Live and has room for jamming, innovating, remixing and creation. Their performance also features a video background which is synchronized with the music and captures real-time images and clips of the band performing on stage. Their performances are unlike any other electronica act.
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Delhi based duo Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj are seen as pioneers of a scene that ushered in some of the freshest global music out of India. Both realized that Western dance music did not connect with them on the same emotional level as Indian classical and folk music - so they decided to do something about it. In 1997, after setting up their own studio in Delhi, they launched the Punditz. Gigs with Tabla Beat Science, the Indo-electronica act founded by producer Bill Laswell and table maestro Zakir Hussain put the Punditz on the map.

The Punditz have licensed music to several Bollywood and Hollywood films as well as hit TV shows. They have released three groundbreaking albums. 

In 2000, Six Degrees Records, home label of producer friend Karsh Kale signed on the Punditz and they became the first electronic musical act from India to ever sign an international album deal. Since then they have been featured internationally in over 50 compilations across the globe.

They frequently collaborate with percussionist Karsh Kale.

Websites: 
http://www.facebook.com/midivalpunditz
http://www.midivalpunditz.com
http://soundcloud.com/midivalpunditz