Welcome to Ragatip
Ragatip is a collective of creatives who seek to use music to promote positivity.
They aspire to provide a platform for unrecognised and under-represented talent to be able to thrive as creatives. In addition to creating music, Ragatip is also passionate about telling the stories of the artists behind the sounds.
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- Indo-Trinidadian fusions: ‘chutney’ pop music and its Bhojpuri rootsWorldwide, the Indian diaspora is larger than any other. Successive waves of outward migration have been scattering the sonic cultures of the Subcontinent around the globe for centuries, spawning countless offshoots and localised fusions: in Kenya, the Indian taarab genre sets Swahili lyrics to twisting melodies drawn from classic Bollywood hits, and, going the otherContinue reading “Indo-Trinidadian fusions: ‘chutney’ pop music and its Bhojpuri roots”
- Turn up the hype! Global musico-sporting matchups: Maori chants & Muay Thai melodiesMuch has been made of the many similarities between music and sport. Both are embodied forms of human improvisation, balancing rule-bound restriction with expressive freedom and open-ended creative possibility. We revel in romanticising the stars of both spheres, hailing their technical innovations and celebrating heroic feats performed in front of massed stadium crowds. We couldContinue reading “Turn up the hype! Global musico-sporting matchups: Maori chants & Muay Thai melodies”
- Did Ravi Shankar’s Raag Parameshwari lead to Live Aid’s creation? Hollywood to Bengal via George HarrisonParameshwari is an idiosyncratic modern raga, brought into being by Pandit Ravi Shankar in the late 1960s. Full of dark, pensive momentum, the new creation enraptured listeners worldwide – and also seems to have played a hidden role in catalysing the first global wave of ‘benefit concerts’: starting with George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh inContinue reading “Did Ravi Shankar’s Raag Parameshwari lead to Live Aid’s creation? Hollywood to Bengal via George Harrison”
- Drupti Vaja: COVID nursing & musical healing“I’d listen to spiritual songs on the way to work…[but] really thought I’d never sing again, because of the things we were facing…but as soon as I heard the word ‘studio’, my heart skipped a beat…” Drupti Vaja, our talented Spiritual Bridges debut single vocalist, discusses her full-time work as an NHS nurse in Birmingham.Continue reading “Drupti Vaja: COVID nursing & musical healing”
- Music and wellness: insights through timeWe all know that music can make us feel better in ourselves. But the concept of ‘wellness’ relates to something much broader and more fundamental – not just our immediate emotional and sensory states, but also the deeper foundations of our physical and mental health. What have different cultures had to say about the healingContinue reading “Music and wellness: insights through time”