Flowing Karma, India’s Only Wheelchair Music Group, Rocks People In Their First Online Concert – Newz Hook | Disability News


Flowing Karma, a group of young musicians in wheelchairs, gave their first live concert on YouTube. An initiative of Chandigarh Spinal Rehab, it is the only Indian group on wheels.

Nearly 3,000 views and still on the rise. Fluid karma, India’s only wheelchair music group, is thrilled with the response to their debut gig online at World music day June 21st. The hour-long concert, broadcast live on YouTube, saw the band members perform some of their most popular hits.

Flowing Karma, an initiative of Chandigarh Spine Rehabilitation, met in November 2019, an idea of Nicky P Kaur, Founder-CEO, of the Center. The group members are all wheelchair users who met at the center.

Chandigarh Spine Rehabilitation Initiative

“We have played in many places in Chandigarh, but the online experience has been the best,” says Ajay Raj, a member of the group who plays the chimes and does backing vocals. He has also represented India in international boccia tournaments.

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 in these difficult times of COVID-19, we are living life as usual. We still practice our music and live our life to the fullest. – Ajay Raj, member of the music group Flowing Karma

Not all of Flowing Karma’s six members performed live. Two key members were unable to attend, which is of concern to Tridib Choudhary. Choudhary is the main guitarist and mentor to others. A professional musician, he was disabled while climbing four years ago.

All the members of the group met at the center

“When Madam Nicky suggested the gig online, I was happy to do so,” says Tridib, who would be heading to the center when the lockdown was lifted for the practice sessions. “The response is all the more encouraging since we were missing the bass player. I was a little worried about how we would sound because it sounds empty without the bass. After that, we will surely start living again ”.

Among their most requested pieces is Jugni by a well known singer Tochi Raina, who came to the center at the launch of Flowing Karma. Another signature piece is ‘kiski muscuraahat’.

Member of a group Sandeep Singh credits Chandigarh Spinal Rehab for its popularity.

“We all come from different parts of India and have come together for this group,” says Sandeep, who is paralyzed from waist to toe. A former accountant, he was shot dead by thieves on his way home from work. “Our group is famous thanks to Chandigarh Spinal Rehab. No one knew us before that. Today, we are known thanks to this center ”.

Watch one of Flowing Karma’s most requested songs here:

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