World Music Collaborators and Curators
Maati Baani is a world music duo formed by Music Composer/Producer Kartik Shah and Indian Classical Vocalist Nirali Kartik. Till now they have collaborated with over 150 artistes across the world and are known as the contemporary sound of traditional India. Their songs feature street musicians, famous Youtubers, Folk artistes from different countries and also rare and endangered traditions of music. Together they are redefining collaborations in music with their unique approach of creating music - over the internet.
They find musicians online, co-create a piece together without meeting the musicians in person with the help of skype rehearsals and studio technology. Their aim is to create a song in every country of the world!
Their recent cover of Michael Jacksons song "Heal the World" featured 45 child prodigies across the world and went viral on Facebook with over 35 million views. They also are the creators of Indias first Music based Web-series "The Music Yantra", which features over 70 artistes from 25 countries creating music over the internet.
Just like their videos, their live performances often take the audience by surprise by the variety of artistes they feature. For the TEDx act , they will feature Guilhem Desq from France, a well known player of the Hurdy Gurdy, an ancient instrument which is going a modern renaissance in America and Europe.