Vasundhara Das

Most Indian films are like musicals, but few Indian actors sing themselves. Instead,
playback singers lend their voices to actors in movies. Vasundhara Das has worked extensively as a playback singer in the mainstream Indian film industry, Bollywood, as well as in the thriving regional language film industry in southern India. Vasundhara has worked with several notable Indian composers – among others,
Anu Mallik, Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, Shekar and Vishal, and Ranjit Barot.
Being a singer / songwriter, and having worked as a singer in the mainstream music
industry in India, Vasundhara has also worked as a film music composer or music director, as it is popularly called in India, with the Kannada film, ‘Hege Alisali Ninna Chitravaa’. Vasundhara is a singer-songwriter, and has a strong standing in the independent contemporary music scene in Bengaluru with successful creative collaborations like the Shah Hussain Project. She is the Co-Founder of Community DrumJam Foundation.


ABOUT THE WORK

Neerinusiru

Composed with the data backed by research – courtesy: Indian Institute of Science and Stockholm Environment Institute, USA – the artist Christina Della Giustina along with Vasundhara Das, a Hindustani trained experimental singer and Sai Chandrashekar on Ghatam, a classical Indian percussion instrument, introduce the performance Neerinusiru. This headlining performance at Bengaluru Fantastic brings together artists, technologists, scientific researchers and the public in an ethereal moment that calls out the importance of water as a city-wide ecological challenge.

This project responds to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water

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