In France, 21st June is not only the longest day of the year but is also the day of the Fête de la Musique (World Music Day). Created in France in 1982, Fête de la Musique has been adopted by countries all over the world to celebrate a shared love of music.
This year, as a part of the celebrations for, the French Network in India – French Embassy in India, the French Institute in India and the Alliance Françaises in India – in collaboration with Boxout.fm presents a web radio
The two-week programme on this webradio will feature a variety of audio shows such as interviews, podcasts, curated playlists and radio exchanges starting June 7th and ending June 21st on boxout.fm and fetedelamusique.in.
About Varun Venkit and Taal Inc:
Varun Venkit is a Percussionist and Drummer, Clinical Psychologist and Masters NLP Practitioner, NFNLP, the USA who is a Grade 8 Drum Kit player; as certified by the Trinity College of Music, London. He has been a student of many drum teachers; Joshua Banks from Brisbane, Australia (ex Berklee College of Music, Boston) being his most recent and most influencing teacher. He has played with veterans such as Sivamani, Jayant Sankrityayana, Derek Julien, Roger Dragonette, Sanjay Joseph, Shri. Rajeev Devasthali, Kaustubh Dhavale, K. Mohan, Rushad Mistry and more.
Varun has been a part of Agnee, India’s biggest folk-rock band (SONY BMG’s May 2007 release) for three years. Presently, Varun is a freelance drummer and percussionist and his primary focus is his brainchild Taal Inc, a rhythm ensemble that focuses on rhythms of the land and its introduction into every walk of life.
This online workshop is presented by the French Network in India in association with Taal Inc and Boxout.fm.