Unexplored Ways | Maithili Thakur | TEDxBankipur

Pushing yourself to explore the new possibilities. Maithili Thakur is an Indian singer. Following multiple reality shows, her internet popularity rose. On YouTube and Facebook her videos now get sensationally popular. She has revived folk music to a different height.
She has two younger brothers, named Rishav and Ayachi, who also follow their elder sister’s musical journey, by playing Tabla and accompanying her on vocals respectively.
She also recorded Chhath songs, semi classical kajris, horis and chaitis. Among the notable pieces is a tender chaiti, sung in raag Mishra Pahadi. Maithili has sung the semi-classical chaiti with all of its difficult demands — the alaaps, khatkas, murkis and diction.
Putting it all on YouTube is a masterstroke. With no special recording equipment, microphones, auto tuners or studio, the three Thakur children sit on their bed in Dwarka, Delhi, with a high-pitched baaja and tabla and sing with gusto. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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