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India Music Week (N.Y.): LADIES SPINNING (the turn tables)… Women in Indian Electronic Music (Essay)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 12, 2013

One of six essays by Indian sound enthusiast and radio host ElJay Arem, exploring Indian/Eruopean electronic musical crossfertilizations… _________________________________________________________________________________


LADIES SPINNING (the turn tables)… Women in Indian Electronic Music (IEM)

Author: ElJay Arem (emusic [at]

Asian Underground… 

In the chronological process with reference to the beginning of Indian electronic music in 1996-1997 let us first pay reference to the lady without whom one could hardly imagine the beginning of the “Asian Underground”…


Ethno Techno…

Beside Sweety Kapoor a dazzling figure is Natasha Atlas. This artist with Moroccan origin and a distinctive individual profile was born in 1964 in Belgium. Natasha identifies herself with the Sufism, a mystic spiritual form of the Islam…

Trance Electronica…

The Iranian musician and singer Azam Aliafgerad, simply Azam Ali grew up in the Indian Federal State Maharashtra after birth in Teheran and emigration to India at the age of four…

Asian fusion…

Before we turn to the recent generation of musicians let’s present the last Grand lady of Indian descent. Sheila Chandra was born in April 1965 in London. With the initial members Steve Coe on the piano and Martin Smith on guitar Sheila had setup the formation Monsoon in spring 1981…

(North) Indian Classics…

Following the minimalistic sound of Sheila Chandra we turn to the generation of the 80th. Here a very well-known name crosses our path: the Sitar player Anoushka Shankar. She was born in June 1981 in London as the daughter of the probably most famous Sitar maestro of North Indian Classics – Ravi Shankar…


In the Hip Hop and R’n’B scene of London Veronica Metha is simply known as Veronica or “Miss V” as expressed by the title of the recent CD project…

Fully length of article read as following PDF. – Let’s Vibe !

(Source: 10/2013 – IMW – India Music Week | Essays)




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