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Shankar Mahadevan, Indian Ocean set to 'storm' music!

Indo Asian News Service
5 January 2013

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Shankar Mahadevan and Indian Ocean, two powerhouses of the Indian music industry, are set to collaborate for the first time for the grand finale of the second edition of Storm Music Festival.

Mahadevan believes that there is more to Indian music than just Bollywood, and that is what they want to present through their joint performance.

"I really wanted to collaborate with them (Indian Ocean). I love them as people as well as for them being the wonderful musicians they are. I'm a proud mainstream musician, but having said that, I do firmly believe there's more to musical talent in India than just Bollywood, that's not it," Mahadevan said in a statement.

The two-day fest is scheduled to start Feb 1 in the misty landscape of Napoklu in Coorg.

"There is so much talent in India and these kind of festivals are fantastic ways to promote that talent. I am really looking forward to performing at the Storm Festival in the fabulous backdrop of Coorg this year," he added.

Indian Ocean is known for being a key part in the growing independent music scenario of the country. Known particularly for their folk-fusion tunes, its members are looking forward to play with Mahadevan, says bass guitarist Rahul Ram.

"We're really looking forward to this collaboration and the Storm festival. Shankar is a fantastic guy to work, a very capable musician and a outstanding singer," said Ram.

The Storm festival, a camp-out music festival, is expected to witness a melange of bands, singers, songwriters as well as electronica artists from the country and abroad across four stages.

The fest will go beyond music, with workshops on farming and yoga. The festival also stands firm on its 'No drugs' policy.

"Storm celebrates music across genres and a collaboration between two stalwarts strengthens our resolve to celebrate what we believe in," said Lavin Uthappa, festival director.

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