Stand up to laugh

1/5Stand up to laugh
Stand up to laugh
The Indie Art Week Carnival kicked off from the Spotlight stage featuring a variety of stand up comedians that have been kicking a laugh riot of sorts all over the country. It was a first for them together and attempt to leave the audience in splits. The stage played host to known faces like Pratyush Chaubey, Aman Deep, Srijan Kaushik and more.

(Photo Credits: Avinash SN)

Antione Reddon

2/5Antione Reddon
Antione Reddon
Antoine, called the golden voice by some of his friends has got reggae music in the blood. In India since 2006, he sang in the musicals “Hair”, ‘Medicine shows’, "Serge Gainsbourg night", “A Capella”, “The French troubadours - Antoine and Romain”, "Delhi Roots", “The Shouts - Antoine & Aditi”. He now conducts “Vocal Rasta,” an A Capella ensemble produced by Teamwork Arts. He gathered musical influences from Africa tradition, Reggae, Rock Opera, Spanish gipsy and French songs and his own compositions.

(Photo Credits: Avinash SN)

Ranjit Arapurakal

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Ranjit Arapurakal
Ranjit is an emerging musical talent with Indian roots, Western Classical training, and an American Rock & Roll sensibility. As an Independent Singer-Songwriter, he can be seen performing his own global blend of music in venues across New York City. Ranjit's debut album, Patchwork, is available on iTunes worldwide.

(Photo Credits: Avinash SN)

Mathias Durand

4/5Mathias Durand
Mathias Durand
Mathias Durand is a singer songwriter. He plays with Fakroddin Ghaffari on percussion and Paul Schneiter on the drums. Mathias was born in France in 1983. As a child, he learnt classical piano from his grand-mother, then started to play the guitar. He released his debut album ‘Broken Letters’ in 2008 and played with many bands in France between 2001 and 2013 (Alacazas Jasey, John Ulysses Mitchell, Joseph Leon). From 2006 to 2010, he studied in the class of electroacoustic composition of Régis Renouard-Larivière in conservatoire Erik Satie, Paris 7e.
In the summer 2009 he started his training in Hindustani classical music with Pandit Santanu Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta. Since fall 2013 he is learning sitar from Shubo Chakraborty. At around this time he started to play guitar with the band Tritha Electric.

He also works as a producer (IT-Caïn) and mixer (The SkaVengers-XX), composes music for films (Angkar) and is preparing a second solo album (L'arbre), one as a trio with Santanu Bandyopadhyay and Fakhroddin Ghaffari (Mood) and one with Tritha Electric.

(Photo Credits: Avinash SN)

Bluegrass Journeymen

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Bluegrass Journeymen
The Bluegrass Journeymen are a collection of Colorado musicians embarking on a musical adventure to India in March 2017 with Patrick Fitzsimons on the Mandolin, George Guthrie on the Banjo, Derek Gray playing the Fiddle, Dylan McCarthy on Guitar and Frank Wott on the Bass.

(Picture Credits: Avinash SN)