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Stalleence & Deo: Dancing to the tune of their passion

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A beautiful human emotion that has always been there with us much before the arrival of any written language; a pure form of art which includes physical fitness, builds up emotional stability and gives mental clarity. The only medium through which we show the world as to who we truly are and who we can be. Yes! The only line of thinking to feel the joy, to let out the passionate fire in you, sense of peacefulness or maybe just a translator for the human heart. This is what dance really did to these two amazingly talented duo, Stalleence and Deo.

These two friends residing from a small town of Kurseong, Darjeeling, always knew what they had to do in life and believed in the potential and capability they had. People need to be convinced enough to trust their conscience about how the universe always has something better to serve. Simple life styled individuals who realized the zest for dance in their early ages. Unfortunately, they weren’t provided with a platform to shine but the love and passion for dance did it. And why not! As their interest never really faded, they realized that nothing gave them satisfaction more than dancing.

Giving up wasn’t an option, so the journey started by moving to the City of Joy, Kolkata.

Switching from a small town to a metropolitan city meant to be on a higher level of exposure and struggles. They were firm not to turn back without gaining what they wanted. To create a better lifestyle and for survival, they looked for jobs as dance instructors.
After a lot of hustle, the duo went through an audition process, in which they were selected for a reality show named ‘India Dance Battles of Champion’. Standing amongst the top 30 was a really big deal which again had them shifted to the City of Dreams, Mumbai.

The biggest achievement so far would be their recent start-up of a production house named ‘Maven’, which is open for all the people from small towns who aspire to have a successful career in dancing.
Maven is a platform wholeheartedly provided by Staleence and Deo who came up with the idea to give a platform to create and polish young children and the motive would be to not let a dancer be confined but to grow since the duo knows and understands how it feels to not have a platform. Maven has helped them to connect with people through their videos as they are now in the process of taking people ahead who actually want to make a difference.
The duo believes that the world we live in is gentle as well as raw.
“The struggle is real but we eventually get where we are supposed to which is the only way to grow in life,” they say.

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Lepcha folk band ‘Sofiyum’ gives a heady performance at TedXChennai

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Sofiyum – the first of its kind Lepcha folk fusion band based out of Gangtok, was formed in the year 2011, with a common love for fusing traditional Lepcha folk songs with contemporary styles of music. It is a seven-member band with Mickma Tshering Lepcha on Vocals/Tungbuk/Puntong; Ongyal Tshering Lepcha on Vocals/Guitars/ Tungbuk; Phursong Lepcha on Vocals/Percussions; Choki Lamu Lepcha on Vocals/Percussions; Leeyong Lepcha on Guitars; Rathap Lepcha on Drums/Tangdar and Chyuzong Lepcha on Bass. 

The band was formed with a common love for fusing traditional Lepcha folk songs with contemporary styles of music.

Recently, the band made its appearance at TedXChennai where the band mesmerised the audience with their folk music revealing the stories of fishing, animal freedom, and survival with modern music styles. The band also delivered a talk at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Via TedxTalks, Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Banika Pradhan soulfully covers ‘Ukali Orali Haru Maa’ | Must Listen

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Ukali orali haru maa’ the melodious song of legendary Nepali singer Lt. Tara Devi is now soulfully covered by Kurseong, (Darjeeling district) born celebrated singer Banika Pradhan. Banika uploads the cover on her YouTube channel as a tribute to legendary Tara Devi.

Banika is an award winning singer and has been a prominent and celebrated face in the music conclave or industry of Nepal.

Tara Devi was a Nepalese singer. She is known as the “nightingale of Nepal”, having recorded over 4,000 songs during her lifetime

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Bijay Tamang’s ‘Farki Awna’ MV is a surreal display of emotions

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Bijay Tamang drops another single on YouTube, “Farki Awna” with a hint of nostalgia and packed with talented young duo, actor/ Mr Sikkim 2018 Demazong famed Anurag Baraily and Miss Teen India World – Vice queen Drishya Chettri.

Bijay-Vj’s lyricism is surreal in this display of emotions brought by young budding actors on the screen, the chemistry is undeniable. The theme of the music video add flavours to the song, it is simple to grasp as it takes on a complex topic of Love’s Labour’s lost. How young love dives deep without any filter of caste or creed, the lyrics suggests yet are torn apart by it at the end. The song is a ballad with an angelic voice calling out his lover with a promises how love is enough reason to stay.

When asked about the song being a “calling” message for his love, the 30- year old singer coyly denied, “Yes, It’s a song about separation but most importantly it’s a song about Love in its purest form. How one decides to fall for someone without conditions attached”

Bijay- VJ has been singing for almost 11 years now, Juni Juni being the first Album; the singer has worked in Kahi Katai, a feature film from Sikkim in 2018. Apart from serenading Nepali music world, Bijay has some Bollywood mashups on his YouTube channel.

“Farki Awna” is yet another feather in the hat with a message at the end of the video in cursive, “Love only happens once”

‘Farki Awna’ is the collective effort of following individuals.

Composer & Lyric – VJ Arranger – Saroz B. Lawang, Sarova Home Recording Studio Recorded @ AfnaiRecordsStudio, KTM Vocal Recorded @ Psalms Studio Video By Silk Route Pictures MUA – Kalon Studio (Joyrose) Production Manager – Sristi Pariyar Photographer – Bhawana Sharma Crew Members: Sabin Tamang, Prasant Thatal, Elina Tamang, Shistri Pariyar & Bhawana Sharma.

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