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Tapasya Loading, is a safe space to attempt honest, raw and authentic conversation in homage to the ancient act of stoking a sacred fire. Hosted by Musician/Inter-diciplinary artist T.L.Mazumdar, it pays proverbial homage to the ancient act of burning fear away with love and joy by inviting raw and authentic conversations and exchanges with fellow artists and path-breakers.

Tapasya Loading T.L. Mazumdar

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Tapasya Loading, is a safe space to attempt honest, raw and authentic conversation in homage to the ancient act of stoking a sacred fire. Hosted by Musician/Inter-diciplinary artist T.L.Mazumdar, it pays proverbial homage to the ancient act of burning fear away with love and joy by inviting raw and authentic conversations and exchanges with fellow artists and path-breakers.

    Merging Dystopia with Utopia through Music and other Paradoxes with Bodhisattwa Ghosh

    Merging Dystopia with Utopia through Music and other Paradoxes with Bodhisattwa Ghosh

    With an international touring career spanning over 22 countries, Kolkata-bred Guitarist/Composer Bodhisatwa Ghosh’s body of work with his Avant-Garde/Jazz trio promises to be the building blocks of contemporary Indian music history. A theory supported by the mammothly adventurous nature of their upcoming endeavor as they prepare to collaborate with cutting-edge alternative/Jazz/Improvised Mimika Orchestra over the next few weeks. The first of its kind for an independent Indian band to undertake.
    I catch up with long-time friend and collaborator in an informal exchange on where it all began, the dichotomies of being a third-generation contemporary Indian musician, and dig deeper into the psyche of a musician whose work ethic strongly contradicts the apparent surface-level dystopian nature of the image it has been reputed to portray.
    This episode is brought to you by: 
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    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar
    Text: www.tlwrites.com
    Recorded on a Zoom Podtrak P4 kindly sponsored by:
    https://www.sound-service.eu     
    (Intro recorded on an Apogee Duet 3)
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    Connect with Bodhisattwa:
     
    Music- https://fanlink.to/tBti 
    New Release- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ousxPDnYb7w 
    Live Performance Clip- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=altqWmyFv0M 
    Website- https://thebodhisattwatrio.net/
     
    Connect with T.L.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Growing the Legacy of the Contemporary Indian Drummer on a Global Scale With Vishal Nayak

    Growing the Legacy of the Contemporary Indian Drummer on a Global Scale With Vishal Nayak

    Kolkata-born, Brooklyn-based drummer, engineer, producer, and entrepreneur Vishal Nayak qualifies for that minuscule list of Indian drummers who've built an artistic voice on their own terms completely devoid of stereotypical presumptions of what an 'Indian drummer' is supposed to sound like.
     
    A graduate of Berklee College Of Music 2010, his collaborators are some of the most cutting-edge artists of North American and global contemporary adult pop music, the likes of which include Nick Hakim (as ongoing tour drummer), Hannah Cohen, Empress Of, Kimbra, MorMor , among many others.
     
    His additional role as owner and operator of Black Lodge Recording and house engineer at Brooklyn’s famed Figure8 Recording combine to establish what has been the first generation of truly global post-colonial Indian musicians who play a pivotal role in shaping the mindset of future generations who attempt the same, while navigating the multi-layered obstacles ranging from the socio-cultural, economical to the socio-political.


     


    In this long-form conversation, we trace the beginnings of his musical journey as the curious boy from Central Calcutta sneaking into his mother's record collection, to the lost college student who had to redefine his artistic goals, to the pro-active adult musician who takes constant challenges of the immigrant in America in stride during the course of his promising and ongoing career.


     

    This episode is brought to you by: 
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    (Now part of www.holisticmusicianacademy.com)
    New FREE mini-course 'The Songwriter Mindset': Enroll Here
    (Get a 25% discount on all courses as a podcast listener here)
    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar
    Text: www.tlwrites.com
    Recorded on a Zoom Podtrak P4 kindly sponsored by:
    https://www.sound-service.eu     
    (Intro recorded on an Apogee Duet 3)
    DONATE TO THE PODCAST HERE
     
    Connect with Vishal:
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Authentic Entrepreneurship for Musicians, Understanding Fear in the Musical Path, and the Art of Digital Course Creation with Shaeunn Thorsteinsdottir

    Authentic Entrepreneurship for Musicians, Understanding Fear in the Musical Path, and the Art of Digital Course Creation with Shaeunn Thorsteinsdottir

    Behind the emotional intensity of Icelandic cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir that has been duly acknowledged by publications like LA Times and New York Times, (the latter aptly describing her as 'charismatic' and 'riveting'), Icelandic cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir's collaborations and performances include a list of venues as prestigious as Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Elbphilharmonie and the Barbican Center in London and awards from the likes of Naumburg Competition (New York) and the Antonio Janigro Competition (Zagreb).


     


    Co-nominee for Grammy award with Páll Ragnar Pálsson & the Iceland Symphony, her solo works include 'Vernacular' (interpretations of Icelandic repertoire for solo cello) and an upcoming release of her recordings of the Six Bach Suites on the Sono Luminus label. All while juggling faculty duties at the University of Washington in Seattle, teaching cello and chamber music.


     


    In this long-form conversation, we address the balancing act entrepreneurship and authentic artistry musicians strive for in the 21st century and the interplay of digital music education and its possible dynamic with traditional music instruction, which garners increasing criticism for the normalization of fear-based mindsets.
     

    This episode is brought to you by: 
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    (Now part of www.holisticmusicianacademy.com)
    New FREE mini-course 'The Songwriter Mindset': Enroll Here
    (Get a 25% discount on all courses as a podcast listener here)
    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar
    Recorded on a Zoom Podtrak P4 kindly sponsored by:
    https://www.sound-service.eu     
    DONATE TO THE PODCAST HERE
     
    Connect with Saeunn:
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    Connect with T.L.
    DEBUT SOLO PIANO ALBUM
    Website
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Unpacking the World of a Third Culture Kid, Code-Switching, Balancing Entrepreneurial and Academic Mindsets and Black Lives Matter in 2022 with Tayo Rockson

    Unpacking the World of a Third Culture Kid, Code-Switching, Balancing Entrepreneurial and Academic Mindsets and Black Lives Matter in 2022 with Tayo Rockson

    Tayo Rockson is an author, speaker, consultant, podcaster, and brand strategist who co-founded UYD Management - a strategic consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices. As the son of a diplomat, Tayo grew up understanding the nuances of multicultural diversity while living on 4 continents. He has leveraged his experiences to establish himself as an expert in brand strategy and effective communication methods across cultures.
    He has graced various stages including TEDx, the prestigious Chautauqua Institution as well as the United Nations. Tayo regularly expands on his knowledge by interviewing top industry leaders via his top-rated podcast, "As Told by Nomads" as well as consulting with corporations ranging from fast-growing startups to multinationals.
    His Wiley published book, Use Your Difference To Make A Difference provides readers with new perspectives and different worldviews to leverage their cultural differences to make powerful connections.
    (Source: Courtesy Guest)
    In this episode, celebrating the two-year anniversary of Tapasya Loading, I catch up with one of its founding guests to chat about topics close to our hearts and check in with the relevance of the same two years since our last conversation.
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    www.holisticpianoacademy.com
    (Now part of www.holisticmusicianacademy.com)
    New FREE mini-course 'The Songwriter Mindset': Enroll Here
    (Get a 25% discount on all courses as a podcast listener here)
    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar
    Recorded on a Zoom Podtrak P4 kindly sponsored by:
    https://www.sound-service.eu     
    DONATE TO THE PODCAST HERE
    Connect with Tayo:
    Website: https://tayorockson.com/
    Tik Tok: @tayorockson
    Instagram: @tayorockson
    Twitter: @tayorockson
    Linked In: @tayorockson
    Connect with T.L:
    DEBUT SOLO PIANO ALBUM
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Coaching: www.holisticmusicianacademy.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    D For Brother, Unwitting Pioneers of ’World Music’ In Pre-Internet India with Amyt Datta

    D For Brother, Unwitting Pioneers of ’World Music’ In Pre-Internet India with Amyt Datta

    On international World Music day, we pay tribute to this controversial genre that has garnered considerable criticism for being 'white-centric' and lopsided in its narrative recently, to listen to a refreshingly unique and bold one as we re-discover the long-forgotten history of one of India's most cutting edge and respected bands, whose remarkable but short-lived career and success amidst a loyal following of listeners failed to give it the visibility today's Indian artists have access to.
    D For Brother were the two cousins Amyt and Monojit Datta, based in central Calcutta (now 'Kolkata') whose cutting-edge and path-breaking experiments in the studio and onstage alike were too ahead of their time to have survived the lull of the sleepy and forgotten ex-capital of the Indian republic. Decades before a globalised economy, access to the internet and the online onslaught and digital levelling changed the trajectory of the South-Asian arts landscape permanently. 
    The remnants of this masterpiece, preserved only through limited-edition cassette tapes amidst a loyal following and an abridged lo-fi bandcamp version (following the tragic and unexpected death of Monojit Datta in 2017), complete with pops and hisses is an unassuming tip of an iceberg that leads to a story of near-unbelievable and era-defying artistic innovation and integrity by two self-taught musicians whose journeys and their implications remain scantily documented and barely understood. 
    We interview the only surviving member of the band, Amyt Datta to relive the writing, recording process, and the mindset behind an endeavor that remains one of the most unsung but relevant in South Asian independent music history.
    Read Supplementary Article HERE
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    www.holisticmusicianacademy.com
    Text: www.tlwrites.com
    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar
    Recorded on a Zoom Podtrak P4 kindly sponsored by:
    https://www.sound-service.eu   
    New FREE mini-course 'The Songwriter Mindset': Enroll Here
    (Get a 25% discount on all courses as a podcast listener here)
    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com & D For Brother
     
    Connect with Amyt Datta:
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    Connect with T.L:
    DEBUT SOLO PIANO ALBUM
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Coaching: www.holisticpianoacademy.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Why Musicians Should Work Out, Feeling Safe, Understanding Health-Span, and the Effect of Culture on Fitness-Image with Ryan Hurst

    Why Musicians Should Work Out, Feeling Safe, Understanding Health-Span, and the Effect of Culture on Fitness-Image with Ryan Hurst

    Ryan Hurst's holistic approach to exercise and health span is succinctly summarized when the head coach and co-founder of GMB fitness says his 'mission is to show everyone that you can define your own fitness as a sustainable and enjoyable part of your life.'
    Behind the impressive agility and strength that has grown him and GMB fitness its credibilitythough,  is the astute, grounded mind of a family man, father of two, and a passionate hobby musician whose mature approach towards understanding and unpacking the myths surrounding health, longevity, and health-span has been helping thousands around the globe. The result of deep contemplation following multiple injuries during his career as a competitive gymnast and martial artist, the latter being the primary passion that led him to move to Japan for immersive studies. 
    Join us in this extended exchange on understanding why musicians should work out, how to go about it right, and why being 'tough' is very different than most of us would like to believe.
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    www.holisticpianoacademy.com
    (Now part of www.holisticmusicianacademy.com)
    New FREE mini-course 'The Songwriter Mindset': Enroll Here
    (Get a 25% discount on all courses as a podcast listener here)
    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Text: www.tlwrites.com
    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar
    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:
    https://www.sound-service.eu     
    DONATE TO THE PODCAST HERE
     
    Connect with Ryan:
    Website: https://gmb.io/
    Instagram: @ryhurst
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMBfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GMBFitnessSkills
    Connect with T.L:
    DEBUT SOLO PIANO ALBUM
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com
    Coaching: www.holisticmusicianacademy.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar
     
     

    • 1 hr 34 min

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