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Making a connect | Deccan Herald

Making a connect - an article in Deccan HeraldThe digital revolution has drastically changed the way people consume music. Every era churns out something fresh and innovative. From gramophone records, cassettes and CDs to ‘YouTube’ and ‘Vimeo’, the industry seems to have seen it all. And with the digital revolution only becoming bigger and penetrating to a mass audience, websites streaming concerts live seem to be the next big thing.

Simply put, live streaming is watching any event live, instead of downloading a file and watching it later. Thanks to websites like YouTube, Spotify and ‘Shaale Live’ which help stream continuous data, this phenomenon has been on the rise.

Martin D’Souza, one of the owners of ‘BeamitLive’, a live streaming company, says that he decided to start such a company as it was an innovative idea to reach the masses with content. Apart from concerts, they help stream business conferences, games, talks and various game shows.

“We thought that the levels of interaction on the internet will increase with such a new concept. It is also helpful as people would be eliminating the concept of time, space and travel. Bengaluru is in a phase where people are accepting this idea. Youngsters are taking in to this concept as they find it a cool, fun way of watching shows.”

He says that in one year, live streaming will become popular across circles and cities. “From the venue’s point of view, it also helps the organisers market their product. A venue can pack only so many at one point of time. Live streaming helps more people know about the venue and understand the atmosphere and ambience from a different place so people can always come back.” To large extent, he says that Bengaluru being the IT City and the popularity of smartphones here have helped people become more aware and exposed to this concept.

Jim Ankan Deka, the guitarist of ‘Eastern Fare’, finds this a different way of consuming content and says that it is a good idea if one wants to reach out to the masses. “Organisers are slowly taking this route. Many small, online companies which provide live streaming have asked us if they can live stream our concerts. It’s a good idea if artistes want to promote themselves. For this concept to come about in a big way, I feel music festivals like ‘Sunburn’ and ‘NH7’ can help make this concept popular.”

In terms of Indian classical music, where the main live streaming service provider is ‘Shaale Live’, artiste Prakash Sontakke feels that this is a great phenomenon in a genre where the audience is generally the older generation and can’t travel to experience a concert.

However, currently, musicians look at live streaming as platforms that help in exposure of artistes rather than a viable online revenue model. Vasu Dixit, the frontman of ‘Swarathma’ says, “Live streaming as a revenue model is not yet well established. People are only aware about it in terms of reach. This is why live performances are much better and still popular and music continues to be sold online through ‘iTunes’ or ‘Flipkart’. When live streaming becomes very popular, it has to be thought of from the artist’s perspective.”

Prakash adds, “The culture to pay for a piece of music online is yet to come in. Live streaming has started in small pockets but for it to come about in a massive way, different aspects of music has to be looked into and music has to be defined as a quantum in the ground level. Only then, one can understand the professional model behind it.”

Bass Guitar classes in Guwahati

Eastern Fare Music Foundation, Guwahati
Eastern Fare Music Foundation now starts classes for Bass Guitar at Rajgarh and Forest Gate (Narangi), Guwahati.

More more info regarding the course Click Here.
For Admission and Fee Click Here.
For Class Timings Click Here.

Trainers in Guwahati


Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano and Keyboard

Jim Ankan Deka - Eastern Fare Music Foundation
Jim Ankan Deka, Director of Eastern Fare Music Foundation, is a music composer, documentary film maker and photographer. He has been a music trainer for over 15 years. Apart from participating in various cause related projects, he founded 'Count Your Blessings', a philanthropic initiative in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-chief of EF News International.
(e-mail: jim@easternfare.com)


Vocals

Ankur Deka - Eastern Fare Music Foundation
Ankur Deka is a Master of Musicology in Indian Classical Music and has a degree in Alternate Medicine. He is presently working on subjects like Music Therapy, Ethnomusicology and Indian Music. He is also a singer, songwriter and composer. He has been composing music for over thirty years in various languages including Assamese, English, Hindi and Mizo.
(e-mail: info@easternfare.com)

Click Here to contact Eastern Fare Music Foundation's Guwahati branch.

3 bands from Guwahati win awards at Euphony rock competition

Euphony - A Winter Nocturne by Eastern Fare Music Foundation

Three bands from Guwahati rocked the finals of the rock competition on January 30, 2016, held under Euphony music fest at RnB Club in Gitanagar. While Lady Midday received the Music Malt Best Band award, The Last Theory and The Connectors won the 1st and 2nd Runners-up trophies. The winners got certificates, gift hampers and a prize money of Rs 15,000.

Lady Midday performing live at Eupony music fest
Himon Choudhury and Adnan Ahmed of Lady Midday won the Best Vocalist and Best Bassist awards respectively and Debarshi Hazarika and Farhan Hasmi Hazarika of The Last Theory won the Best Guitarist and Best Drummer trophies.

The judges for the evening were renowned guitarist of Assam, Rajib Hazarika and Trinity College London passed Vinod M Singh from Bangalore. Celebrated actor and playback singer from Assam Queen Hazarika hosted the event.

Founded in September 2014, Lady Midday is a rock band from Guwahati consists of Himon Choudhury (vocals), Hirak Jyoti Kalita (guitars), Riaz Ahmed (guitars), Adnan Ahmed (bass) and Boris Pegu on drums. The band has so far managed to bag 1st Runner-up trophies at Ransack, Auxesis v 5.0 (Dibrugarh University) and Rock Rising National Beat Contest. The band also won the Best Original trophy for the song 'Hey You' at Rock Rules 2015 at Sanskriti, AIMT.

The Last Theory at Euphony Rock Competition
The Last Theory is a a five piece Progressive Groove Metal / Thrash Metal band from Guwahati. The band includes Nayanabh Bordoloi on vocals, Debarshi Hazarika on lead guitar, Sandeed Sakir on Bass and Farhan Hasmi Hazarika on drums.

The Connectors is Guwahati based rock band consists of Nisht Kashyap, Arnesh Barua, Nitish Pathak and Pritam das. This is the first time the band has won a professional level competition.

The Connectors at Euphony-A Winter Nocturne
Euphony is an annual cultural fest organised by Eastern Fare Music Foundation. For the first time the event was held in Guwahati marking the launch of Eastern Fare's newest branch in Guwahati. The music festival is a collaborative artist retreat for emerging young professionals and celebrated artists, held annually at the end of each summer and winter. Mainly two events are hold every year - 'Euphony - a winter nocturne' in in January and 'Euphony - a summer serenade' in August. The event features performances by well known and upcoming bands and DJs from all over India.

The event was sponsored by Peerless Mutual Fund and powered by Music Malt in association with ChaiTunes, Purple Trope, Mousai and North-East India.

Euphony 2016 - Rock Competition for the bands of North-East India

Event - Euphony 2016 - a rock competition
Date - January 30, 2016
Venue - RnB Club, Giri Path, Gitanagar, Guwahati, Assam
Entry Fee - Free

Eastern Fare presents Euphony - a rock competition for the bands of North East India! (As a part of Euphony-A Winter Nocturne music fest)


Trophies, Certificates, Cash Prizes upto Rs 20,000, Gifts and Music Accessories for the winning band and band members and A Live Act for the finalists!!


Special prizes for Best Guitarist, Best Bassist, Best Drummer, Best Vocalist and Best Keyboardist.

Separate competition and prizes for school bands.
Rules
Bands from one of the eight states of North East India can video record their 'LIVE' performance of original song or a cover - with a cell phone or with a help of professional videographer and upload it on Youtube or Vimeo. And send the link to musicmalt@easternfare.com with the band details like the names of the members, place of origin, year formed etc. The songs should be in English or if it's a multilingual song, English should be a part of it. The genres are 'Rock', 'Blues', 'Rock N' Roll' and 'Rockabilly'. Last date of submission is Jan 5, 2016.

Please don't send 'music videos'. We are looking for live jams, not pre-recorded stuff and the faces and the goofy backgrounds. Please make sure the sound quality is good; atleast audible if not best.

Top 3 finalists will get a chance to enthrall the crowd on Jan 30, 2016. Final bands which are not from Guwahati, the members will be provided with lodging and food for a night by the organisers.

Ya, school bands can join too!
Submission
Submit the video to musicmalt@easternfare.com along with a bio-data of the band.
Submission starts from October 31, 2015. Last date of submission is Jan 25, 2016. Nope, we are not accepting any video later. The top 3 finalists will be notified by January 20, 2016.
Entry Fee
None. Just be happy :)
Winners
Music Video Contract, Cash Prize, Gifts, Music Accessories for the winning band and A Live Act for the finalists!!
Judging
Judges will decide the final bands and the decision will be final.

Partners


The event is powered by Music Malt.

In association with - Mousai, Purple Trope, North-East-India, ChaiTunes, Eastern Fare Productions.

More info about 'Euphony - a winter nocturne' music fest here.

Euphony - a winter nocturne - 2016

Euphony - a winter nocturne - 2016

Event
- Euphony - a winter nocturne

Date - January 30, 2016
Venue - RnB Club, Giri Path, Gitanagar, Guwahati, Assam
Ticket - Rs 300 (stag) | Rs 500 (couple) Tickets available online at Explara! Passes also available at Grill Republica in Zoo Road and By The Way in Hatigarh Chariali, Guwahati.

About


Euphony-a winter nocturne is a music event organised by Eastern Fare every year in Bangalore since 2009. This would would the very first time when the event will be held in Guwahati, Assam. Apart from a rock competition for the bands of North East India, the event will witness
→ Live performance by Voodoo Child, one of the best Rock n' Roll bands of North East,

→ A DJ night with a dance floor,

→ Food and beverages with bonfire,

→ Pool-side fun activities &

→ Live acts by top 3 finalists of the Rock Competition.

Rock Competition


Eastern Fare Music Foundation presents 'Euphony', a rock competition for bands of North East India in Guwahati in Jan, 2016 in association with Mousai, Musician Resources and Purple Trope!
Rules
Bands from one of the eight states of North East India can video record their 'LIVE' performance of original song or a cover - with a cell phone or with a help of professional videographer and upload it on Youtube or Vimeo. And send the link to musicmalt@easternfare.com with the band details like the names of the members, place of origin, year formed etc. The songs should be in English or if it's a multilingual song, English should be a part of it. The genres are 'Rock', 'Blues', 'Rock N' Roll' and 'Rockabilly'. Last date of submission is Jan 5, 2016.

Please don't send 'music videos'. We are looking for live jams, not pre-recorded stuff and the faces and the goofy backgrounds. Please make sure the sound quality is good; atleast audible if not best.

Top 3 finalists will get a chance to perform live in front of a music enthusiastic crowd on Jan 30, 2016. Final bands which are not from Guwahati, the members will be provided with lodging and food for a night by the organisers.

Ya, school bands can join too!
Submission
Submit the video to musicmalt@easternfare.com along with a bio-data of the band.
Submission starts from October 31, 2015. Last date of submission is Jan 15, 2016. Nope, we are not accepting any video later. The top 3 finalists will be notified by January 20, 2016.
Entry Fee
None. Just be happy :)
Winners
Music Video Contract, Cash Prize, Gifts, Music Accessories for the winning band and A Live Act for the finalists!!
Judging
Judges will decide the final bands and the decision will be final.

Partners


The event is powered by Music Malt.

The partners are - Mousai, Purple Trope, North-East-India, ChaiTunes, Eastern Fare Productions.

Guitar, piano, keyboard and vocal classes in Guwahati

Music Classes in Guwahati at Eastern Fare Music Foundation
Eastern Fare Music Foundation now starts music classes for Guitar, Keyboard, Piano and Indian vocals at Noonmati, Rajgarh, Forest Gate, Guwahati.
Apart from graded courses from Trinity College, London, Eastern Fare has been training students the contemporary style of music for both vocals and instruments. With the experience of more than 10 years in teaching music, the structured course created by the teachers, has been considered one of the best and toughest music courses in India.

With half a dozen branches and after many years of music training in Bangalore, Eastern Fare starts its branches in Guwahati in 2016. In an era where music is being bargained over as a fast moving commodity, the institute affectionately tries to preserve the accent of sound.

Eastern Fare is now providing dance classes in the Noonmati branch.

The main branch of Eastern Fare Guwahati is situated in Noonmati. For more info please call 7578013817.


More more info regarding the courses Click Here.
For Admission and Fee Click Here.
For Class Timings Click Here.

Trainers in Guwahati


Guitar, Piano and Keyboard

Jim Ankan Deka - Eastern Fare Music Foundation
Jim Ankan Deka, Director of Eastern Fare Music Foundation, is a music composer, documentary film maker and photographer. He has been a music trainer for over 15 years. Apart from participating in various cause related projects, he founded 'Count Your Blessings', a philanthropic initiative in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-chief of EF News International.
(e-mail: jim@easternfare.com)


Vocals

Ankur Deka - Eastern Fare Music Foundation
Ankur Deka is a Master of Musicology in Indian Classical Music and has a degree in Alternate Medicine. He is presently working on subjects like Music Therapy, Ethnomusicology and Indian Music. He is also a singer, songwriter and composer. He has been composing music for over thirty years in various languages including Assamese, English, Hindi and Mizo.
(e-mail: info@easternfare.com)

Click Here to contact Eastern Fare Music Foundation's Guwahati branch.

ChaiTunes releases the second music video 'Aakaxok Subo Khojo'

Shots from 'Aakaxok Subo Khojo'

ChaiTunes' newest music video is a collaboration between 16 year old Antara Nandy from Calcutta and Assamese musician Jim Ankan Deka from Bangalore. ‘Aakaxok Subo Khojo’, which in Assamese means ‘the desire to touch the sky’, took almost two years to see the light. The video is directed by very talented Assamese director Parmita Borah and shot by photographer and videographer from Diphu Nishal Lama at Innerspace Studios, Bangalore.

The song was recorded at Eastern Fare Studio and Madcat Studios, Bangalore under the guidance of Anil CJ and Jim. The video was released on YouTube on June 5, 2015.

Previously Nandy and Deka had collaborated on a campaign against violence towards women, "Awaaz - speak up against sexual violence", where Nandy raised her voice against child sexual abuse. Their second collaboration ‘Aakaxok Subo Khojo’, is a part of the musical series “ChaiTunes”. Produced by Eastern Fare Music Foundation, and a concept created by Music Malt, ChaiTunes aims to discover and bring together musicians from different genres and geos and help them brew a fine blend of music.

Aakaxok Subo Khojo tells the story of a young girl who aspires to be a famous singer and tries her luck by auditioning for a music competition. Antara Nandy’s fruity voice and energetic performance combined with Jim Ankan’s sanguine composition packs up for a music video to look out for!


From left - Nishal Lama, Jim Ankan Deka, Vinod M Singh, Parmita Borah, Antara Nandy, Jui Nandy, Ankita Nandy, Aquin Dutta, Amrita Thakuria, Pruthvi R Akarsh (Team, Aakxok Subo Khojo)
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