Music Festival Program
The IndiEarth XChange Music Festival 2015 offers a colourful and varied selection of independent artists from different corners of India, and from far reaches of the globe. This year’s programming focuses on diversity, showcasing a spectrum of classical, folk, roots, world, contemporary, alternative, and electronica artists.


The Koniac Net

Mumbai, India
Alternative / Hard Rock

The Koniac Net has been compared to artists such as the Stills, Smashing Pumpkins, Toadies, Death Cab For Cutie, Matt Pond PA, Marcy Playground, Helmet & The Deftones. The band's music pays tribute to the genres these artists represent. Songs from the debut album One Last Monsoon have already gained airplay on over 145 radio stations across 32 countries. Upon receiving numerous requests to tour internationally, the Koniac Net transformed from a one-man-project to a 5-piece band in June of 2012.

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Venue: Binny / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 20:00


Tajdar Junaid

Kolkata, India
Singer - Songwriter

Tajdar Junaid is a Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Composer, and Producer. Taj's debut album What Colour Is Your Raindrop is a personal photograph of all the sights and sounds that have shaped him. From the gaps between notes of Erik Satie to the wail of Albert King, from the serenity of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan to the innocence of Iranian cinema, this debut album is his journey through all of them. Past performances include collaborations with Amyt Datta, Blackstratblues, NZ songwriter Greg Johnson, Karsh Kale, folk singer Moushumi Bhowmik, Fred White from Acoustic Alchemy, Anusheh Anadil. He has also been a part of award winning soundtracks for films by Anurag Kashyap productions, Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh.

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Venue: Ball Room / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 20:15


Nagore Brothers

Nagore, India
Sufi / Devotional / Spiritual

The Nagore Brothers - Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer - are Sufi devotional singers from the Nagore dargah in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Their devotional songs are accompanied by trance like, pulsating percussion, and the troupe normally perform at various religious and social events at the shrine, using music as a medium to reach states of religious awakening and spiritual ecstasy.


Venue: Walhaja / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 20:30


Phoebe Kiddo

Australia / Germany
Alternative / Electronica

Australian-born Phoebe Kiddo began cultivating a keen ear for multifaceted, expressive electronics in her native Melbourne, where she collaborated with improvisational trio K&M and founded the Racket showcase. Following the completion of a degree in Sound from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kiddo moved to California and participated in Red Bull Music Academy 2011. Her debut EP, “Tripping on the Wake of Goodbyes,” with its strata of diaphanous synths and sub-bass thrums, was released on Anenon’s Non Projects imprint. In 2014, Kiddo followed-up with her first full-length LP, Artefacts of Broken Dreams (Symbiosis) crafted during a self-described period as a “musical pilgrim” working in borrowed studios between L.A. and Berlin, where she has currently settled.


Venue: Binny / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 21:15


Ko Ko Mo

Alternative / Power Rock

Describing themselves as a ‘Hydra with two heads spitting crazy music’ - the duo of Kokomo features energetic, uptempo vocals paired with powerful guitar and drums. Band members include Warren Mutton and K20 playing a sound reminiscent of the 70s but in a more modern avatar. In the words of the band - “the outcome of the duel will not be the death, but a resurrection of the music”.

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Venue: Ball Room / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 21:45


Ravi Chary

Goa, India
Hindustani Classical

Ravi Chary is a sitarist from Goa, whose father the Late Pt. Prabhakar Chari - a noted tabla player and musicologist - introduced him to the possibilities of a life rich in Indian music. Ravi has tried to stay true to the sitar even while he explores its various facets in contemporary forms. He has collaborated with artistes like Salif Keita, Vidwan Vikku Vinayakram, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and Robert Miles and has performed at various international festivals - including WOMAD, Glastonbury, and Bumbershoot, to name a few.

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Venue: Walhaja / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 22:00


Prateek Kuhad

Delhi, India
Singer Songwriter / Folk/ Pop

With the release of his much awaited debut album, In Tokens & Charms, in January 2015, Delhi-based singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad firmly established himself as one of the frontrunners in the Indian independent music scene. Prateek, with his unique blend of minimal, folk arrangements and pop rock melodies, effortlessly captures life’s complexities in his songs. Having performed at venues across New York, Prague, New Orleans and India, he has played at festivals such as the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Ziro Festival, VH1 Emerge (opening set for Alt J) and more. Live, Prateek perfectly recreates the warmth and vulnerability that is a signature on his recordings, using his folk-pop sensibilities to forge an infrangible connection with the audience.

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Venue: Binny / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 22:45


Howie B

United Kingdom
Electronic / Trip Hop / Dubstep

Howie B is a musician and producer who has worked with artists including: Björk, U2, Robbie Robertson, Elisa, Tricky, Mukul Deora and The Gift. He worked with Björk on several projects, engineering her third studio album Post and co-writing "I Miss You", and co-produced, engineered and mixed U2's electronically focused ninth studio album Pop. He has been releasing music under his own name since the early 1990s, as well as under other various monikers and as part of groups including ambient/electronica act Skylab. As a DJ, he mostly notably compiled and mixed FabricLive.05 for London nightclub Fabric's nascent label in 2002.

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Venue: Ball Room / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 23:00



Mumbai, India
Rap / Desi Hip Hop

Naezy aka Naved Sheikh is quickly emerging as a rising star on the Indian hip-hop scene. His impressive flow and slang-inflected Urdu lyricism have earned him widespread recognition, with lyrics that include vivid descriptions of the Kurla ghettos of Mumbai 70 he grew up in.

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Venue: Walhaja / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 23:30



Delhi, India
Electronica / Rock

Fuzzculture is a two piece Electronica outfit consisting of Arsh Sharma (Also of The Circus) and Srijan Mahajan (Also of Half Step Down,Parikrama and Cyanide). They were also the winner of VIMA Asia's Highest Honour the "Thank You For Existing " Award.

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Venue: Binny / Date: 28th Nov / Time: 00:00