Know Your Artist


Online content series dedicated to explore the emerging artists from Northeast India

#1: Santosh Gandarva | Sarangi Player

Santosh Gandarva is a sarangi player who has been winning people’s hearts with his music along the streets of Gangtok.
He comes from a community known as “Gainey” who have their roots in Nepal and have been playing music since time immemorial.
He caught Bollywood Music Director Pritam Da’s attention when a passerby posted a video of him online.

#2: Swastik Sarkar | Travel Photographer

An inspired and aspiring travel photographer, who is an engineering student by day. Watch the short video to get to know about Swastik Sarkar and his eye for photo art.

#3: Pagel Lepcha | Digital Artist and Photographer

Pagel Lepcha is a blend of lines, colours, pixels and pallettes with his interests colliding healthily between digital art and photography.

Know Your Artist #4: Subha Rai | Singer/Songwriter from North East India

Subha Rai is a musician from Gangtok, Sikkim.

Know Your Artist #5: Aabishkar Thatal | 18 year old singer-songwriter from Sikkim, North-East India.

Aabishkar Thatal is a young aspiring singer-songwriter with amazing technical skills on the piano and the guitar from North-East India. He also rocks any crowd he sees thanks to his astonishingly strong vocals.

Know Your Artist #6: Praveen Khwairakpam | 25-Year-Old Doctor/Artist from North-East India makes mind-blowing Paper Art.

Praveen Khwairakpam is a 25-year-old doctor from Manipur, currently in Sikkim. Growing up in Imphal, he always had a passion for art. While spending his years as a medical student in Sikkim Manipal University, he found the curiosity and passion to try his hands on paper art.

Through his online community @artsy_papers on Instagram, he keeps the fire of his passion alive.

Know Your Artist #7: Arpit Mukhia | 18-Year-old Fingerstyle Guitar Expert from Sikkim .

Arpit Mukhia is a Gangtokian Guitarist who has baffled people across Sikkim with his silky fingerstyle guitar skills.
He derives his inspiration primarily from Sungha Jung’s music.

Know Your Artist #8: The Dreamcatchers | A young Soul/R&B band from Sikkim, North-East India.

The Dreamcatchers is a four-man-band from Sikkim, who specialise with genres along the lines of Soul and R&B, deriving inspiration and insights from Western Classical music.
Their first release “Yaad” is on YouTube. Link in video description.

Stay tuned for more #knowyourartist videos.