Maati Baani

A ‘World Music Duo’ combining elements of Hindustani Classical with various styles of Folk music and New Age sound


Maati Baani are amongst the first Indian artists to collaborate with musicians over the internet. Formed by Music Composer/Producer Kartik Shah and Indian Classical Vocalist Nirali Kartik, Maati Baani has collaborated with over 200 artists across the world and are known as the contemporary sound of traditional India. 

Their songs feature street musicians, famous YouTubers, Folk artists from different countries and also rare and endangered traditions of music. Together they are redefining collaborations in music with their unique approach of creating music - over the internet!

They find musicians online, co-create a piece together without meeting the musicians in person with the help of Skype rehearsals and studio technology. 

They have been successful in discovering folk musicians from interior villages of India and making them a part of their live set. They feature voices singing in Hindi, Gujarati, Sindhi and Rajasthani languages, making it a diverse linguistic experience.Their aim is to create a song in every country of the world. 

Their recent cover of Michael Jackson's song ‘Heal the World ’ featured 45 child prodigies across the world and went viral on Facebook with over 30 million views. 

They also are the creators of India’s first music based web-series ‘The Music Yantra’, which features over 70 artistes from 25 countries creating music over the internet.

Their innovative thinking and inclusive approach have made them speak and perform on global platforms like TED and INK. 

Just like their videos, their live performances often take the audience by surprise by the variety of artists they feature. Maati Baani's sound is rooted in musical traditions of India in a way that the audience across the globe can relate to and enjoy.

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