Takar Nabam is an Indian singer songwriter who infuses mellow alt rock
references with traditional Indian music to create a soulful concoction of
liberating grooves, jazzy riffs and dreamy vocals. From India’s Arunachal
Pradesh region bordering Tibet, Takar’s music embodies the truth that
it’s the journey that matters, and not where it should eventually lead to. Takar grew up listening to a lot of 90s pop, Rock, Metal and Alternative
Rock. The guitar became his first love, for which he won several awards
during his school years. Gaining exposure in the Delhi Music scene, his
peak moment was opening for Metallica in 2011 at Bengaluru, India.
Takar studied music formally, introducing himself to Composition and
Arranging, playing in jazz ensembles, and learning a great deal about Jazz, World Music and RnB, which informed the next phase of his musical
journey. Listing John Mayer, Tom Misch, Mac De Marco, Simon and
Garfunkel, Nick Drake, Damien Rice and Incubus, as well as Kurt
Rosenwinkel, Julian Lage, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane as his influences, Takar Nabam released his debut Album 'Same Sky' in 2016 and
sophomore album 'This Home, That Home' in 2018. His latest EP 'Red and
Yellow' was released in November 2021. Takar has performed at notable Music Festivals in India - NH7
Weekender, Ziro Music Festival, Orange Music Festival. His video for the
song 'Good Night' made it to the Top 10 Music Videos released by Indian
Indie Artists in 2021. 'Red and Yellow' EP made it to the Top 20
EP/Album releases by Indian Indie Artist in 2021. He is the first artist from
Arunachal Pradesh to have played at Sofar Sounds Brooklyn and
Rockwood Music Hall, New York and he was nominated as Top 5
Guitarists by The Indies, India, in 2021. For fans of John Mayer, Tom Misch, Phum Viphurit, Mac De Marco, Raveena Aurora, Hippo Campus, Still Woozy, Bruno Major, Dave
Matthews Band, The Brook & The Bluff, to name a few.
Opening Act Kaumudi Malaviya is a songwriter and vocalist from Delhi, India. She has studied with some of the finest musicians from Delhi at One world college of Music and blue notes school of music . She is currently pursuing Vocal studies with Sentirenla Lucia. She has played with band like Be Right Back, Guy Velvet and Blue Breakfast and Chizai to name a few. She also is a session artist with various bands from Delhi. Supported by DAVID ANGU
David Angu is a singer, guitarist, composer and producer based out of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India. He grew up in Aalo and he comes from the family of avid music listeners.
During his initial years of musicianship, he was heavily into classic rock artists like SkidRow, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, and the likes. These influences can be very strongly heard in his approach of singing and guitar playing.
After exploring classic and glam rock in his initial band “Soul of Phoenix”, he ventured into exploring the folk melodies of tribals in the band “David Angu & The Tribe”
This band focuses on folk songs of Tani Tribes from his home state, Aru 44nachal Pradesh-North East India.
The idea behind the band is very well reflected in his first single released-Ho Delo.
This song calls out to everyone in Galo tribal catchphrase “Ho Delo”, to come together as a community and keep the culture of the forefathers alive.
David Angu & The Tribe gives you the perfect fusion of both Folk and classic/glam rock to soothe your ears with his high pitched voice and melodies of tribals from North East