The singer-songwriter attempts to fund her debut album Attuned Spirits, featuring musicians from all over the globe, through Wishberry.in.
Crowdfunding is what all the cool kids are doing these days, and Vasuda Sharma is the latest to jump onto the bandwagon. The Mumbai singer-songwriter is looking for funding to produce and release her first solo album Attuned Spirits.
Sharma, an ex-member of pop band Aasma, has been performing extensively for a couple of years (read an interview with her here, and check out a report on her performance at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2012, Pune, here). Managed by Dream Makers Artist Management, she released the first single off of Attuned Spirits, ‘Jaagi Jaagi Raina’, in September of last year. The Berklee graduate is now gearing up to release her album which will feature musicians from Croatia, Canada, Norway, Jordan, Korea, Palestine, Turkey, Virginia, Israel, Egypt, and India.
The singer-songwriter is looking for funding through Wishberry, the crowdfunding platform that also made 2012′s Control ALT Delete possible (watch a video of the event here). The website has also helped fund Greater Elephant, Srinivas Sunderajan’s indie film that is out in theaters soon, and ex-Something Relevant vocalist Aazin Printer’s solo project, The Original Mr. Printer, scheduled for release this month.
Vasuda says of her album
This album is going to be a nice blend of folk-raag with contemporary western music presented in a unique way. I partly blame my little Hindustani classical training and my decision of going and studying world and western music in Berklee, for the origin of this project.
The money collected will be used to record, mix, and master the tracks on the album. Contributors get gifts like social media shout-outs, limited edition tees, pen drives shaped like Vasuda’s favourite instrument (the ukulele), executive producer credits on the album, and the opportunity to have Vasuda perform at an event they host, depending on the amount given. Donate to Attuned Spirits, here, and check out the musician’s delightfully quirky plea for money below.