View Full Version : The Dewarists - Gorgeous Indian documentaries about music

02-15-2013, 11:44 PM
The Dewarists Youtube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/DewarsIndia?feature=watch)

So last year I introduced you guys to Coke Studio (http://www.talking-time.net/showthread.php?t=13079), a Pakistani show that took classical and folk music and modernized it with amazing production. While the songs were mostly subtitled, it was a little hard for folks to get a handle on because of just how out of the ordinary it was.

This time, I'm going to introduce you guys to something much more approachable. The Dewarists is a documentary show in English sponsored by Dewar's Whisky, and it's just incredible. Each episode takes two artists from around India or outside, sets them up in a picturesque locale, and tapes the act and art of creation as they jam and create a song, the finished product of which is played at the very end. And all throughout, they weave the stories of the artists and styles.

The first episode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvTwd4mTwQs&list=SP23F36248102B1786&index=1), for instance, pairs Imogen Heap with one of my favorite Bollywood duos- Vishal-Shekhar. it's just super sick, and their end product is an insane earworm.

Totally worth your time! they have two seasons, with full episodes and just songs available on youtube.

Oh, and the songs aren't classical or long, but are actual modern music from india. One of the episodes is even a drum and bass track.

02-16-2013, 12:52 AM
What an absolutely fascinating combination of things. A Scottish whiskey company sponsoring a series about Indian folk music.

Also FWIW I enjoyed your posts about Coke Studios even if I didn't have much to add.