|Former IRON MAIDEN performing in Shillong
|By:- Ringo Pebam *
Paul's Albums with Iron Maiden
Infos for Rock Bands from Manipur
Still Waters - from Gangtok became the First Indian Band from North East India to launch an album Online.
The album is a re-release of their debut album Such A Long Time - an album(on tape then) that got sold out within few days of itís release in 2002.
Are our Manipuri Rockers back home listening ??
Check out http://radioverve.com/.
RadioVeRVe is an internet radio station which focuses on promoting Indian Independent/Indie music.
The threesome of Kaustubh Srikanth, Gaurav Vaz and Shreyas Srinivasan pool their talents together and create a one-of-its-kind venture, India's first Internet radio station dedicated wholly to independent Indian music.
"For example there is the band called Avial which plays only Malayalam rock music. Then there are some great bands from Shillong and the rest of the North East. It's like that old story about building the railways. At first, when people hear that the government wants to build a railway they wait by the site, but no work starts. They get frustrated and leave. Then the government comes in to see if the area needs a railway, but doesn't find any people around. So it doesn't build a railway," Shreyas philosophises.
The problem, adds Kaustubh, is that even though a lot of talent is present throughout the country, much of it is usually isolated as there has been no collaborative effort to bring it all together. "That's what we're trying to do."
What is also interesting about Radio Verve is that it is built entirely on free and open source software, taking forward the idea of a community-driven project.
Other upcoming gigs:
October 2 Mumbai Paul Di'Anno
October 5 Mumbai INXS
October 7 Bangalore INXS
Paul Di'Anno Interview
Thanks to Pranoy Ayekpam who today morning broke me the news of Paul Di'Annoís upcoming Shillong concert
Ringo Pebam, a Software Engineer in Bangalore, and a Free and Open Source Software activist, contributes regularly to e-pao.net.
The writer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
This article was webcasted on September 22nd, 2006
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