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‘Bollywood music is bright, happy, uplifting and dramatic’

MCAI - 27 Sep 2019

She is all of 22 and singer-songwriter and soul pop sensation from Switzerland, Veronica Fusaro already ahs found fans globally. The singer is on her maiden visit to India and recently performed in Mumbai.
This is your first India visit? What are your expectations and what do you love about it?
I am looking forward to get to meet a bit of the culture in the very little time that I have in India. I am really excited because I love meeting new cultures. I love to try and explore the foods. I am thankful to the records company for arranging my maiden tour to India and giving me a chance to perform for the Indian audiences.

Do you feel that younger artists know the pulse of the youthful listeners better? I’m not much into the new music stuff. I understand and I listen to it sometimes, but there are times when I feel 50. I feel connected to the older music to be honest. But of course pop culture is awesome. I love it just like every 22-year-old would. Also, when it comes to music, I am more into older music. I also feel that there is a lot of music out there at the moment that is being made. It wants to be successful and I feel its missing artistes who do what they really want to do.

You’ve done over 100 shows in the last one year. Were there challenges?
It was incredible and fun. A lot of challenges like I got to play in front of 13,000 people, 1,000 people, 100s sometimes just two people. All of these were challenges in itself and I got to learn a lot of things like, how to interact with people, audiences and how to handle instant situations.

Guitar has always been important to you and your kind of music - what are your other fav instruments and why?
I would love to be able to play the Cello which is a string instrumentand has a beautiful sound. I do play piano and enjoy it too.

Have you heard Bollywood music?

I only know the surface of it. I would love to do a hard-core week of Bollywood music and movies. The things that I know are about the colorfulness of it, the spirit of it. It is very bright, happy, uplifting and dramatic.

Have you had the chance to listen to Indian folk music, Indian classical music?

Unfortunately, no, but I would love to. There are a lot of unique instruments that are used and I love discovering new sounds. I would most definitely love to explore folk music.

With the rise of digitally available music, do you feel live music will die out?

Not really, I think the importance of live music has increased more just because there is so much music everywhere. Live music just makes a difference because it’s a connection between two people or an audience. Getting to see your favorite artiste perform on stage is a unique feeling and nothing could replace that feeling.

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