One fine morning, Kartik and Nirali decided to make a song together- Maati Baani was born. They consciously decided the song to be a collaborative work rather than keeping it all to themselves! And hence started the chain of music videos, shot in vivid cultural landscapes and sung in different languages of the World.
It was and still is an effort to put Indian Classical music within the different sounds, cultures, languages and voices of the world. Genre? Hindustani Classical, folk music across the globe, funk, jazz, blues, rock, lounge, ambient- basically anything and everything. No rules, no boundaries, they just create whatever mood they are in!
A quick glance at their catalog will reveal that they like to amuse the listener, giving a fresh sound in each and every song. They spend their time scouting musicians on internet, approaching them and making music with them completely online. They believe that Music is the greatest force in bringing people together and is a great way to celebrate the diversities of the wonder that Humanity is!
Their new video-album series 'The Music Yantra', is the first of its kind in the world, featuring more than 50 artistes across 20 countries collaborating with them via internet. They bet its going to be something worth waiting for!
Kartik Shah is a self-taught musician. He works as a composer in television and advertisement Industry. He has composed the title tracks for many famous TV serials such as Maharana Pratap, Devo Ke Dev Mahadeo, etc. He co-founded the band Maati Baani along with his wife Nirali Kartik, who is a classical singer. Kartik loves discovering and experimenting with unique sounding instruments for which he frequently collaborates with musicians across the world. Kartik is also a self-confessed cheese lover with has a penchant for sci-fi films.
A Hindustani Classical Vocalist from Mumbai, India, Nirali Kartik is the recipient of Shrestha Sadhaka Award and Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Award. She co-founded the band Maati Baani with her husband Karik Shah. Nirali has been a pioneer in putting forth Hindustani Classical music to a vast online audience by the means of her popular Youtube videos and has a dedicated viewership of music lovers across the globe. She is known for her electric presence on stage and for being a complusive shopaholic off it.