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1. ENTHARO

A traditional Indian classical song, backed by some funk/blues groove

Vocals: Aruna Muralidharan

Electric Guitar: Ramakrishna K

Bass Guitar: Meshach Jayanth

Keys, Drums & Production: Rakeeb Rafeek

 

2. HUMMA (A.R Rahman Medley)

RMD goes all funk with this A.R.Rahman classic number

Vocals: Abraham V, Rohini Lazarus, Rhema Rosy

Electric Guitar: Ramakrishna K

Bass Guitar: Jerome Joey

Keys, Drums & Production: Rakeeb Rafeek

 

3. FROM CHENNAI, WITH LOVE 🙂

Now this one’s a special one. An original composition we wrote to give back our love to the beautiful city Chennai, and our campus.

Composed and Performed by: Rakeeb Rafeek and Ramakrishna K

Rap Vocals: Nikhil Jamie

Video Footage: Team Jambav (Zoho)

 

 

We carefully handpicked songs that give listeners both a taste of Indian traditional and pop-music, and have elements that are more familiar for everyone else completely new to Indian music.

 

Like our music? Cast your votes for each category right away! =]

Rendu Mani Dosa–The Zoho Band

The bucket building, the man-made hill, the campus food, the open houses under the banyan tree, the dorms—a big part of what makes life at Zoho emotionally enriching are these smaller things you get so accustomed to the day you enter the Chennai HQ.

The little conference room on the Mezzanine floor is one such thing for all the musicians on the campus; to come and jam for hours and hours. That’s also where we formed this little band of ours. The main objective of RMD was to have fun, relax after work hours, and play some great music to the rest of the Zohoites every now and then. With some incredible support from everyone around, the band then turned into a cultural part of how we celebrate festivals on campus—one reason why we went with that picture as our cover photo.

 

What’s with that name though?

Like the many little things we mentioned above that make life at Zoho special, the Dosa (roughly translated to rice pancakes in the west) cooked from 2 am – 4 am in the midnight for our night shift employees are super famous too. The band would jam all night post work, pack up, and meet at the ground floor canteen for the Dosas before going back home.

That’s how we came up with the name. Rendu Mani Dosa, or the Dosa at 2 am. 🙂

Why these songs?

The best part about musicians in India is that we play and enjoy almost everything from traditional Indian classical music, to jazz, to funk, and to metal. Most of us in the band are part of bands that play different genres outside the company. There’s a beautiful exchange of ideas and music sensibilities that happen throughout our jam sessions (which also explains why it usually goes till the Dosa serving time)

Cheers,

RMD

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