MP3 Pravini - Pravision
Soulful vocals blended with Jazz and R&B influences and hip hop flows.
15 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Neo-Soul, URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
Pravini came a long way from the day she was born on January 9th, 1985 in The Hague in the Netherlands, to the soulful and talented artist she is today.
Encouraged by her mother to take piano lessons at the tender age of 6 she found the love of her life in music. After graduating from high school at 18 she left Europe on her own to participate in the summer performance program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There she sharpened her skills as a musician, playing the keys and writing her own songs.
After her return to Holland she recorded her first demo containing 4 tracks, all written by Pravini and produced by Sage. A year later she released her first single and video titled Cuz I’m A Lady. By doing this she broke boundaries by being the first Dutch Indian R&B soul singer releasing a single and music video on The Box. That same year she recieved her first award, the HSFN music award, for her accomplishments as an artist. Not only was she noted for her boundary breaking music video, but also appreciated for writing her own music outside the traditional Bollywood genre the Indian community is used to.
In 2006 she teamed up with the Beat-lockz crew from St. Maarten. Along with one of their most talented producers, The Quinn, she created tracks like Love Flow, I Don’t Think So, Feel Me (Holla) and Lonely Woman’s Story. Like always she wrote the lyrics and the music to these songs. Produced by the Beat-Lockz, they combined their unique styles and blended them together into a new product that carried their signature: Quinn’s thick instrumentals along with Pravini’s sassy but sincere lyrics, melodic flows in tight harmonies, smooth but powerful vocals and her touch on the keys.
After ‘Cuz I’m A Lady and the release of her second single, I Don’t Think So, she has been invited regularly to festivals and other performance stages to show her music and to share her talent. Some of these shows are captured on tape, like the Black Magic Woman Festival and Miss India Holland, both available on myspace and youtube. Always leaving her mark by connecting with the audience and bringing music from the heart.
Because of her background and her ability to reach and touch people she was asked to become the goodwill ambassador of the Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), an international human rights organization with the objective of promoting human rights for those areas where severe violations have victimized relatively large populations. In 2007 she travelled, along with 24 other representatives of GHRD for the MadeIndia project, to India to experience the problems India is facing. Overpopulation, extreme poverty and corruption are a few of the serious issues India is dealing with. As the ambassador of GHRD it is her duty to raise awareness on issues like these. By using music as a tool and show stages as a platform she’s able to tell the stories of people who can’t speak for themselves.
After her trip to India she felt the need to use her own voice and share her personal experience. This resulted in another collaboration with the Beat-Lockz crew: Question, featuring L-Styles, one of the other GHRD representatives who joined her on her trip to India. Question became the main song of the MadeIndia project and turned into Pravini’s second music video. The song was meant to raise awareness on the problems of India and to make people think about what they can do to help out. Important to remember is that a small gesture can make a difference.
Now Pravini is taking it to an international level by collaborating with some of the most talented myspace musicians. Beatmakers like Joe Burn’em, Mighty Quinn, Phraim, Timeless and La Le’ from the States and Willy Wizz from France are all contributing to her debut album in the making. All the tracks featured on this album will be available on myspace for the preview. The album will contain some of Pravini’s most personal songs and shows her perspectives on life, love and music. Music that is inspired by soul, jazz, hiphop and R&B, all fused into a unique style that Pravini has been able to make her own and all written by this talented artist, who is to this day still one of the few female Indian soul singers doing it big.
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