The Green Room Tapes Collective
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About The Event
The Green Room Tapes Collective is a concept that was conceived by a group of college friends from Kolkata, India. Our passion for Hindustani classical and ghazal music drew us closer and ignited a spark within us to create something together. We believe that music is something very ethereal, and its creative potential knows no bounds. We are always striving to create something new, even while covering popular music. We stress on the different styles of presentation, keeping more space for improvisations using our knowledge of Hindustani classical music while keeping our ears open and listening to other varied forms of world music.
We came to people’s attention when one of our random sit-at-home jam-session videos received a lot of accolades on YouTube from people across the globe. To date, it has gathered close to a million views without any online and digital marketing. Our YouTube channel is now nearly 40 thousand subscribers strong, and we have expanded our domain to other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. We have performed live at different venues across Kolkata and other cities of India, including Chennai, Kochi, and Patna, to name a few. We have also performed in front of the legendary Tabla maestro, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, at the three-day Tabla workshop organized by his academy MATRA at Kolkata in 2018. We have even collaborated with artists like Mayookh Bhaumik (National award winner), tabla virtuoso Anubrata Chatterjee, and legendary vocalist of the film industry Srinivas Doraiswamy.
One of the significant achievements for the band was to perform for an episode of Music Mojo, Season 6, Mathrubhumi Kappa TV in 2019. This show has been one of the premier avenues for independent music groups to showcase their talents. We did a total of 6 songs, which included two original compositions, “Musafir- The Traveller” and “Passionfruit.” We have recently released another original “Ghanghor Ghata” which has been entirely recorded and produced at home during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
The links to our account pages are attached below:
Music Mojo Season 6 videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6hhodSSmAo&list=PLCedL78SUxay0-L-3Ntati4Jz-1MloMvF
Ghanghor Ghata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX7--vMwYxI