Nuka (Anushka Manchanda) releases her latest song Kashmir- A bilingual track (English and Urdu) featuring gifted Kashmiri artists Khalid Ahamed (lead singer of the band Parvaaz), and 20-year-old,award-winning Rabab player Sufiyan Malik.
Through her alias NUKA, Anushka explores the intersections of nature and humanity. She opens a precarious and yet exquisite line of communication between them in her new song Kashmir. Born out of an overwhelming realisation of the beauty of the valley, this track is a love letter in the form ofa tribute to Kashmir.
This song has endured a process of five years, with Anushka’s multiple visits to Kashmir, starting in 2015 for the wedding of her dear friends, to returning to Kashmir in the following 2 years to shoot during Chillai-Kalaan, the coldest time of the year. Kashmir is a time capsuleof memory and love, in which Nuka sings intensely about the wreckage of nature, reclaiming beauty and its transformation in our perception.
Nuka is an artist-producer, singer-songwriter, composer, director and editor from Mumbai, India. With her works reflecting her commitment to build a more sustainable planet, she imagines a future that is brighter than the past. The
vision which she imagines and fosters in her art and activism.
Nuka – Kashmir feels like the spirit of Mother Nature, the Earth in her most heartbreakingly beautiful form. I cannot describe in words how I felt in her lap, and it took me years to create a piece that could express my love for the valley. Iam an outsider, yet I wept when I was leaving Kashmir. To me, it felt like home.
Khalid Ahamed – The musicality and theme in this track had me hooked to it from my first conversation with Anushka. I am excited and humbled to be a part of it.
Kashmir by NUKA will be available in Dolby Atmos – a new way to connectwith music at its fullest capacity and creative potential, making NUKA one of the first independent artists in India to create music in Dolby Atmos. The Kashmir mix in Dolby Atmos will allow fans to discover hidden details and subtleties in the sound with unparalleled clarity, so they can experience the
instruments and vocals in isolation with more space and incredible fidelity. Kashmir in Dolby Atmos is available on Tidal HiFi and on Amazon Music HD with Echo Studio in available countries.
Mr. Pankaj Kedia, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories – Dolby Atmos music is reinventing how music is created & experienced. It is an immersive experience that envelops the listener, by pulling them into the music. We are excited to collaborate with NUKA (Anushka Manchanda) to bring her music to the world for everyone to experience it like
never before in Dolby Atmos.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.