Namaskar and welcome to Sound Tamasha !
In this first compilation created by Sound Tamasha, we present a small selection of the artists who collaborated in our project during the last two years. So, what is "Sound Tamasha"? The term "Tamasha" is the Hindustani word for _show_ or _spectacle_. Depending on the region of India, Tamasha can be a combination of music, dance, theatre, and other performances - but all with one common factor: the audience is being integrated into the spectacle!
Unfortunately, over the years, traditional Tamasha has become a rarity in India. Under the guidance of Culture Must, the idea to reinvigorate the concept in a modern manifestation has forged a diverse group of international friends united by one mission: we want you to feel the excitement and the spectacle of a Tamasha performance in its reincarnated form! Sound Tamasha initiates explorations in sounds and beyond, crossing diverse styles of music and unique cultural traditions. Wherever we travel, the variety, richness, and universality of music provides us a ready-made avenue through which we can deepen our understanding and enjoyment of a culture. Since music is not bound by any particular language, it makes a terrific way to connect with someone whom you otherwise might not even have met.
So in 2008, we initiated our venture Sound Tamasha as an event series promoting the exchange of determined artists from the music scenes of Asia and the Western world. Including musicians, DJs, performers, and other creative minds, the driving spirit of is to connect across cultures through different forms of musical expressions.
In India every single day is filled with wedding celebrations, religious festivals, and countless other occasions to celebrate. We wanted to combine the Indian way of celebration with the music we love, connect people of diverse backgrounds, share our emotions, and create an atmosphere open to everyone. Sound Tamasha also provides a platform for artists to exchange their ideas, styles, and influences, while motivating them to present their creative talents. Our approach aims to explore the artistic possibilities that emerge when artists from different cultural origins are positively encouraged to collaborate. What followed was a series of collaborations between musicians and other creative minds from Germany, India, and elsewhere - a project that already resulted in more than 60 great events in India as well as in Europe and that culminated in this compilation of exclusively produced spicy electronic tunes.
We hope you enjoy the spectaculicious sounds! Tamasha Must !