Various Artists - Chalo Vol. 1
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1. A1. Kumar Shome & The Punkawallahs - Nymphatic
2. A2. Aroop Roy - Second Impressions
3. A3. NATE08 - Hold Up
4. A4. UJJY - Mdnght Prtndrs
5. A5. KAVYA - Underscore
6. A6. Talal Qureshi feat. Natasha Noorani - Constant Summer
7. B1. Ahadadream - Tabla GQOM
8. B2. Sid Vashi - Transmission (radio edit)
9. B3. Nabihah Iqbal - Is This Where It Ends
10. B4. Mughal-E-Funk - Akbar
11. B5. Jaubi - Time: The Donut of the Heart (J Dilla Cover)
12. B7. V.S Narasimhan - Mokshamu (Heavenly Reach)
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The Jazz Diaries

Various Artists - Chalo Vol. 1

chalo is a nascent interdisciplinary creative community and collaborative platform featuring the work of ethnically South Asian artists. With a long term aim to strengthen cross-cultural bonds by showcasing the vast breadth of talent within the community, the first volume features artists with heritage in Pakistan, India and Kashmir. Net proceeds from the compilation are going towards the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) and Zindagi Trust.

The first volume of chalo comprises of Pakistani and Indian artists across classical composers and underground hip-hop, visual artists and videographers, journalists and illustrators. It is a multi-tiered release featuring a video, podcast, print series and, most importantly, a music compilation.

Featuring an all-star cast of artists like that range from the cerebral (V.S Narasimhan), to editations on immigrant culture (Riz Ahmed), to post-modern pop (Kavya), to Kashmiri hip-hop (Ahmer), floating left-field electronica (Nabihah Iqbal) to meditative jazz (Sarathy Korwar) to tunes that will leave you sweating on the dance floor (MadstarBase), chalo vol. 1 showcases the diversity and musical range of South Asian artists. It dispels the notion that an often overlooked culture can be painted by one brush, a single narrative.

Vinyl, 12", LP, Compilation