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COMMUNITY

Kashmiri ProgRock and Experimentation as Privilege

The Delhi-based Kashmiri musician & Ramooz frontman on how growing up in occupied Kashmir shaped his soundscapes through violence, and how genre experimentation and fluidity serve to address grief and trauma.
VOL. 1
21 Dec 2020

ZEESHAAN NABI

Living in Kashmir, in an atmosphere so accustomed to murder, rape, disappearances—it's directly affected the way I perceive and interact with sound. A loud thud might be an interesting sound for many. It's traumatizing for me.

RECOMMENDED: Imtihan by Zeeshaan Nabi, Qassam Hussain ft. Denis Thomas (Meerakii Sessions, Season 1, Episode 1, October 2022)

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JAMIL JAN KOCHAI
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Progressive Rock
Kashmir
Music
Music Criticism
Kashmiri Folk Music
Contemporary Music
Ramooz
Dream Theater
John Cage
Ahmer Javed
Experimental Methods
Experimental Music
Experimental Electronica
Literature & Liberation
Literary Solidarity
Depictions of Grief
Sound
Occupation
Genre Fluidity
Genre Tropes
Genre
Intentional Audio
Community Building
New Artists
Delhi
Indian Fascism

Zeeshaan Nabi is a composer, producer, educator, frontman of the band Ramooz, and founder of the label Meerakii Music. He is currently based in Delhi.

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