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Pagal Haina presents: Lifafa & Begum
July 26, 2019, 9:00 pm
Pagal Haina presents:
Contemporary electronic music production has served to score the memories of a generation here in India, but with one element strangely absent – voice and vernacular. As Lifafa, Suryakant Sawhney has spent five years exploring uncharted terrain in this part of the world: electronic music that not only speaks in sonics, but also of words and meaning. The audience for this music is unknown. Via an ongoing exploration of Hindi and Urdu, a constant refinement of his own production techniques, and his instinctive take on melody and cadence, this music – spiritual and sensual, familiar and alien – has caught the attention of audiences not just in urban, Anglicised India, but in less obvious corners of this country, and beyond. Undefined and yet familiar, it presents a compelling insight into what the future of music from this region could be.
BEGUM is a Dreamy, lo-fi experimental perverteer band from New Delhi, India specialising in 11th century seduction sounds.
Their songs are written in short bursts of clairvoyance and habadasherry.