Michal Shapiro // Karthick Iyer at IndiEarth XChange
March 5, 2013
IndiEarth XChange took place in Chennai, India, and was created as a forum for the promotion of independent music in India and the Indian Ocean area. For three frenetic days at the Park Hotel, IndiEarth hosted conferences, schmoozes and performances by a wide variety of independent artists. The hotel offered nightclub sized rooms with stages, intimate bars, and even an “Out There” performance space in the lobby. Karthick Iyer whose music reflects his Carnatic training (since the age of five) and a western harmonic sensibility, performed in the “Out There” stage, and this, his closing number, was particularly lyrical.
World Music Video Blogger, Artist, Musician, Producer – Michal Shapiro has been surrounded by art and music from her earliest years. As a freelance music producer and journalist, she has written for Global Rhythm Magazine, Rootsworld, and Tower Pulse, and is currently a contributor to Songlines and FRoots, two British publications specializing in world music. After 10 years as Director of Music Programming at Link TV, Michal started her own vlog carried on the channel’s website and subsequently, the Huffington Post. Michal is a member of the Jazz Journalists Association.