Compassion, Collaboration & Acceptance: How Music Collectives In South Asia Are Forging New Paths For Artistes

Image of Tenma from The Casteless Collective shot by Madhavan Palanisamy.

The creation and nurturing of a ‘community’ through music collectives have given rise to some of the most powerful social and cultural movements in South Asia. While some strived to construct a space for artists beyond the conventions of mainstream culture, others offered a safe space for dialogue on prevalent issues including discrimination, social injustice and cultural diversity. Such collectives have played a crucial role in organising artists from diverse backgrounds by offering a ground where varied artistic explorations could co-exist. We strike a conversation with some of the collectives in the region and understand in depth how their journey helped pave the way forward for a generation of artists.

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NEWS - 07. March 2022  

The Deps X Anxies Of Ezzyland

A little more of this, and Sidharth Ezhilan might explode. He’s pissed off. With the industry — the ‘business’ of music — with the gatekeepers dictating tastes and trends, with the ignorance of a large chunk of audiences.

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NEWS - 26. April 2018   CITY - Chennai ARTIST - ezzyland

Sound Lab Chennai #2

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4.-7.DECEMBER 2014, CHENNAI/ INDIA

Border Movement, Goethe Institute and IndiEarth are proud to host another SoundLab,           scheduled from the 4th – 7th December 2014, in Chennai.

All music artists are encouraged to submit their entries for a chance to take part in this collaborative SoundLab workshop on Digital Music Production and Production Skills.

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NEWS - 17. November 2014   CITY - Chennai Project - Sound Lab Chennai