Tipriti Kharbangar

Tipriti Kharbangar

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“I did not choose The Blues.. The Blues chose me.”

"Feelings have a lot to do with the way you perform a particular song in blues."

The charming and talented Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist of Soulmate, Tipriti ‘Tips’ Kharbangar,is considered as one of the finest female singers in the country.

Hailing from Shillong in Meghalaya, she started out singing gospel songs at the local church choir but was soon drawn to the Blues, Soul and Jazz and then came the musical call and Soulmate was formed. The combination of Rudy’s poised guitar work and Tipriti’s powerful vocals makes Soulmate a phenomenal blues band to be reckoned with. Soulmate, dedicated to spreading awareness about this important genre of music gained nationwide recognition and popularity within the Jazz and Blues circles in India after they became the only Blues band to represent the country at the 23rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA.

Tipriti has been strongly influenced with the folk music of the North East in general and Meghalaya in particular.

She has collabrated several times with Khasi musicians and their astounding Performance at Paddy Fields Festival 2017 delighted the audience.

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