June 21 is celebrated as the 'World Music Day' and even India’s only wheelchair music band, Flowing Karma has celebrated this day in their style. On that day, they had hosted their first-ever online concert on YouTube where they had played some of their most popular hits. The one-hour concert had gained nearly 3,000 views.
Back in November 2019, the founder and CEO of the Chandigarh Spinal Rehab, Nicky P Kaur had started an initiative called Flowing Karma. The music band has all wheelchair users who met at the center.
One of the band members, Ajay Raj said, they had hosted many shows across Chandigarh, but the latest online event was the best. Ajay is a chime player and also does back-up vocals for the band.
"The online experience was great because so many people were able to enjoy our music. Through this concert, we wanted to send the message that through these hard COVID-19 times we are living life as usual. We still practice our music and live life to the fullest". Ajay added.
The Flowing Karma band has a total number of six performances but unfortunately, two major group members were missing on the Livestream event and this was a big stress for Tridib Choudhary. The lead guitarist and also the mentor of the group, Choudhary had become a differently-abled person due to an incident that took place four years ago while he was mountaineering.
Among all of their hit songs, Jugni by Tochi Raina is the only one that is demanded a lot by their fans. Tochi had also visited the center on the launch day. Another famous tune is ‘kiski muskuraahat’.
A former accountant and a member of the band, Sandeep Singh was shot by robbers while he was returning home from work and this made him paralyzed from the waist down. Their group has wheelchair users from all over India who have come together for this band. Since their band was every unknown but because of the Chandigarh Spinal Rehab, today they are a popular band in India.
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