Creating identities through a portable studio!

‘Backpack Studio’ is an initiative to uplift and bring back under privileged tribal folk musical communities into mainstream by providing them access to production technologies at their doorsteps. Using a portable battery operated setup, music videos and webpages are created to provide an online presence for artists.

PRODUCTION

Convert artist’s IP into a tangible form so that they can reach to a larger audience and earn through mechanical royalties.

WEBSITE

Create an independent platform for artists where he/she can communicate directly with his customers

PROTECTION

Protect the IP of the artist so that it’s not misused without the prior permission of the author.

RESEARCH

Promote cultural research of the art forms and to store them in a resource library.

COLLABORATE

Increase demand of cultural folks by producing them in a flavour which is consumable by contemporary mass.

PRESENT

Convert artist’s IP into a tangible form so that they can reach to a larger audience and earn through mechanical royalties.

Registered as a Section 8 ‘Not forProfit’ organisation in 2013, Anahad Foundation works towards preserving and empowering folk music and musicians across India through the use of production, technology, copyrights and songwriting skills.

Core Team

Founder Director

Abhinav Agrawal

A graduate from Berklee College of Music, Abhinav holds a master’s degree in music business. He is also a trained classical musician in tabla and hindustani vocals.

A graduate from Berklee College of Music, Abhinav holds a master’s degree in music business. He is also a trained classical musician in tabla and hindustani vocals.
Managing Director

Shuchi Roy

A lawyer graduated from Lucknow University, Shuchi has also worked in Supreme Court. She takes care of artist’s rights and intellectual properties through copyrights.

A lawyer graduated from Lucknow University, Shuchi has also worked in Supreme Court. She takes care of artist’s rights and intellectual properties through copyrights.
Production Head

Mudit Chaturvedi

A vocalist from a small town, Bareli in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, Mudit Chaturvedi has been practising music through his masterly vocal ability from a tender age of seven years.

A vocalist who comes from a small town called Bareli in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, Mudit Chaturvedi has been practising music through his masterly vocal ability from a tender age of seven years. His family’s background in folk music was one of the major motivating factors that set a path in the field for him to explore. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Technocrats Institute of Technology in Bhopal along with the Sangeet Visharad Diploma in Indian classical vocals from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh (C.G), in the year 2016. Eventually, he moved on to pursue his Master’s degree in music from Raja Man Singh Tomar University, Gwalior.

Mudit believes in strategizing his process of learning and evolving through inspired meticulous observation as well as consistent practice in his discipline with the help of Pt. Shri Siddhram Swami Korwar’s expertise in teaching the art. He extends his services as a musicologist and production head at Anahad and has gained a plethora of experience in managing as well as executing major projects such as Backpack studio and Equals sessions for the organization. The exposure gained at Anahad has been transformational for his music and also organizational and management skills. As an integral part of the core team, he travels and documents underprivileged folk musicians from various parts of the country. With an industrious attitude towards his work, he strives to have an impact on the lifestyle of artists who wish to work and empower their communities with their set of talents.

With the philosophy of providing support to the artists who are deprived of privileges and tools to gain professional experience in their crafts, Mudit aspires to be a driver of change for the indigent communities as well as the field of music and continues down the path with his intent towards creating an environment of sustainable development for the folk music genre.

Advisors

Gael Hedding

Technical Advisor

Gael Hedding is a Latin Grammy and Grammy winning engineer, music producer, business entrepreneur and educator. Currently he is the Director of Berklee College of Music, Abu Dhabi.

Sanjay Purohit

Impact Advisor

Sanjay has 30 years of diverse and global experience across the corporate and societal development sectors. He is a Chief Curator at the Societal Platform and Strategic Advisor for EkStep Foundation, eGov Foundation, UnLeash, etc.

Alf Olofsson

Strategic Advisor

For the last 5 years, he has added education and mentorship as a focus working with the Berklee College of Music in Valencia and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. His focus is on music export and event building.

Vivek Paul

Partnerships Advisor

Vivek is a Strategist, Content Innovator and Serial Entrepreneur. He holds Masters in the Music Business from Berklee College of Music, Studied Innovations, Intellectual Property at Stanford and WIPO.

Mishal Varma

Partnerships Advisor

Media Entrepreneur: Founder at KWL (KnowWhatsLoved.com), Founder at Making Moves Pte Ltd, a digital media initiative. Executive Producer for TV productions, Music and Events (Development and Production)