Songs of the People

Live performance of folk and other people’s songs. 2005 - 2014


Over the years and through his journeys, the artist has complied a multilingual, multicultural repertoire of songs mostly from across India (a land of many languages and cultures).  ‘Songs of People’ is thus a collection of rare songs that come from folk or people’s movements.

The performance usually involves participation of the audience in creating the soundscape.  People are encouraged to sing and / or play percussion instruments that the artist passes around.  At times he invites local musicians to play along.  A multimedia projection helps cross the language barrier.  The concert tries to bring alive the spirit of folk music as a participatory practice.

Parvez trained in Indian classical vocal music during his college years.  He is also a self-taught player of Rhythm guitar, Blues harp and percussion instruments.  He has been playing music and performing for more than 20 years.
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Performed at:

- Café May Day, Delhi. May 01, 2014
- GATI Art, Delhi.  2013
- Café May Day, Delhi. May 01, 2013
- Lamakaan, Hyderabad. Aug 2012
- India Habitat Centre, Delhi - World Peace Day. Sept 21, 2011
- Alliance Francaise, Delhi - Eco-Fest. June, 2011
- India Habitat Centre, Amphitheatre - 2009
- Natrani Auditorium, Ahmedabad - 2008
- Musica de Resistencia, Cuenca (Ecuador) - 2005

Songs for everyone: 
The Hindu - Aug 11, 2012



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