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India born, California raised songstress, Zoya, has been praised by the likes of The Huffington Post, Wondering Sound, Rolling Stone, and ELLE for her recollective songwriting and collection of catchy pop gems. With three albums to her name and countless tours worldwide, she's gained recognition from heavyweights AR Rahman and The Chainsmokers while touring as support act for the likes of Kawehi, Natty, Lucy Rose, Madame Gandhi, Youngr, Submotion Orchestra, Bloc Party, Clean Bandit, and Martin Garrix.
As a Berklee College of Music Alumni, Zoya continues to act a pioneer in the global music industry as a touring singer performing at festivals and infamous venues including the Whiskey A Go Go, Rockwood Music Hall, Knitting Factory, Smithsonian Museum, SoFar Sounds India tour, Bacardi Nh7 Weekender, Sula Fest, Echoes of Earth, Sunburn Festival and more.
Kavya Trehan x Chaz
A duo from Delhi comprising of Kavya Trehan, vocalist of the dance and grime band "MOSKO" and Chaitanya Bhalla from the highly acclaimed, "The Skavengers". They have toured with their respective bands and now have joined forces to release tunes with an explorative sound dabbling in electronica, folk, hip-hop.
One half of MADBOY/MINK with Imaad Shah, Saba Azad will be playing a special DJ set as at what promises to be an energetic and power packed full female line up in support of Amnesty International India's campaign for Backdoors 2018. This edition will support organisations against gender based violence in each city.
Charisma Dixon, known by her stage name Charisma, is a 19 year old musician, born an raised in India and currently based in Los Angeles, California. Charisma is a multi-talented singer/Songwriter dubbed in an Urban/Pop Category. Charisma has had three successful tours in three continents U.S., Australia and India. Goodness TV winner and a past Grammy nominee at the 57th Grammy awards. Recently opened up for Grammy nominee & singer/songwriter Mike Posner in Bangalore India, promoted by Humming Tree.
Charisma has been on various radio shows across the United States including Dash Radio and KDot 107fm Los Angeles. She has been working with 9 time Grammy award winning production team 1500 or nothin on her latest EP & album. She has been in studios with Grammy winning songwriters Max Martin, James Flaunteroy, & Brody Brown .
The Humming Tree
Open since June 2013, The Humming Tree is an arts, music and performance venue based in Bangalore, India. We’re built on a foundation of passion and love for the arts. We provide a nurturing environment for both artists and audiences to explore the varied creative resources we have access to in the world around us. Over the last four years, we’ve been the kind of space that positively preserves, sustains and changes creative discourse for the future thus becoming the city's go-to creative incubator. Each one of you contribute to making this possible.
We’re currently curating 20+ programmes a month panning across not only music but also film, culture, education, comedy, theatre, poetry, storytelling, fundraisers, conversations on the environment and sustainability and supporting social change and awareness through our various projects.