Desh Raag is very pleased to announce our judges for shortlisting the top 7 songs!
Music producer, composer, and teacher for around 2 decades now! Shitalchandra has his own studio (CHORDS India) and done recordings for over 200+ albums of various genres and released his twin album under his band name Tungztn. Shitalchandra has judged several rock music contests in the past decade. Most recently he was amongst the esteemed panel of judges for selecting the opening music band for Bryan Adams’ show in India. He runs his own school called Institute of Modern Music in Pune and is almost ready to launch his second album with Tungztn real soon.
For more details see: http://www.tungztn.com/
Has been an avid disciple of the art of music making for the past two decades. Guitar playing being his forte, he is also a proficient music composer, programmer and a band manager. The recipient of dual scholarships from the Berklee college of music both online-Gary Burton scholarship for the Master certificate in Guitar playing and the Fender Scholarship at the Berklee Guitar Summer sessions 2010. Manoj regularly performs and manages his bands “LAMBADA” & “SWITCH”. LAMBADA won the title of ‘Baap of all bands’ at the Idea Rocks India competition in 2009 telecast on Colors channel. Manoj being adjudged the best musician for the same.
For more details see: http://www.reverbnation.com/manojpandya
Rita, an acclaimed composer and performer, tours extensively throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and India. She is also in demand at recording studios at home and abroad where she graciously lends her voice to many diverse musical projects including laying down vocal trax for Grammy Award winning blue grass artist Bella Fleck and performing on Alonzo Kings Sacred Texts, a CD of international music that won the Isadora Duncan award for music excellence. She has produced several CDs of her own, one of which,Rangamalika, is currently entered to be considered as a Grammy nomination.
For more details see: http://ritasahai.com/
Mahesh Kale is an accomplished vocalist of the new generation with a captivating stage presence, that has along with his uncommon musicality and vocal dexterity, positioned him firmly on the national and international radar of the North Indian Classical Music community. As a disciple of Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, he has an illustrious pedigree, and his thrilling performances bear this out. Mahesh has established his presence firmly, as a popular artist and has performed extensively in India, USA, Europe, UAE, and Southeast Asia. He is also a teacher and an inspiration for a motivated student body of over a hundred students in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more details see: http://www.maheshkale.com/