In this episode, Anuj connects with London-based singer, songwriter, composer, producer and multi-genre musical prodigy, Nicki Wells (aka TURYA). Nicki is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, and capable of astonishing fluency across Western classical, pop, and Indian Classical styles of music. A long-time collaborator with leading global artists, Nicki has worked with acclaimed film, theatre and studio music composer Nitin Sawhney, vocalists Tina Grace, and Joss Stone among many others. Nicki has performed across many of the globe's most esteemed venues from Australia, the Middle East, East and South Asia, through Europe, Canada and the US. Nicki has also performed for, and composed original music for acclaimed film, theatre and dance productions, and her voice is found on soundtracks including the 2018 feature film "Mowgli" directed by Andy Serkis, and streaming on Netflix.
Anuj and Nicki share their unique and common experiences in the worlds of music and art, and explore Nicki's incredibly unique journey both as an artist, and as a human being whose life journey has spanned living in India, the UK and Australia, and touring much of the world as a working composer and vocalist. Nicki also shares her unique perspectives on Indian music, and its relationship to her own life and music in general. Nicki and Anuj also discuss the experience of an artist in today's challenging world, how music and art bridges human divides, and what makes the human experience so dynamic.
Nicki's debut album "OCEAN" is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other platforms, and she's regularly performing and touring around the world.