Multifaceted Homegrown Artist Monica Returns With An Experimental Sound On Her New Album

Nākaloka, conceived from Dogra and Victorien's shared vision for creating profound experiences, invites participants to explore the intersection between the individual and community.
Nākaloka, conceived from Dogra and Victorien's shared vision for creating profound experiences, invites participants to explore the intersection between the individual and community. Nākaloka

Monica Dogra is a dynamic and versatile artist whose career spans across various mediums including acting, music, and cultural activism. Rising to prominence with her role in the acclaimed film 'Rock On!!' and later starring in Kiran Rao's 'Dhobi Ghat', Dogra has cemented her place as a prominent figure in Indian cinema.

However, it's her multifaceted artistic endeavors that truly set her apart. As a musician, Monica Dogra has released an impressive array of albums, showcasing her eclectic style and innovative approach to music. With her band Shaa’ir and Func, she toured globally, representing India at renowned festivals such as Glastonbury, OYA, and MIDEM. Their albums, including 'New Day: The Love Album', 'Light Tribe', and 'Mantis' received critical acclaim, establishing Dogra as a leading force in the Indian indie music scene.

Beyond her success in the music industry, Dogra has also made significant strides in cultural activism and advocacy. She has been hailed as an 'ambassador of the New India' and 'queen of indie', recognized for her contributions to shaping contemporary Indian culture. Elle Magazine named her one of the '50 most Influential women in India', acknowledging her influence and impact across various spheres.

In addition to her musical and acting achievements, Dogra has ventured into spiritual and meditative music with her collaboration on the experimental album 'Genesis' alongside Victorien. This album, emerging from their contemplative concert series, Nākaloka, offers a serene and transformative experience through calming instruments and movements.

Nākaloka, conceived from Dogra and Victorien's shared vision for creating profound experiences, invites participants to explore the intersection between the individual and community. Through intentional steps and noble silence, the concert series aims to facilitate a deeper connection with spirituality and community, encouraging attendees to partake in a two-hour journey within a candlelit space.

Monica Dogra's career exemplifies artistic innovation, cultural resonance, and a commitment to pushing boundaries. Whether through her music, acting, or spiritual endeavors, she continues to inspire audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.

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