Papon and the East India Company
Papon and The East India Company is an electric folk-fusion band from New Delhi, formed in 2007. The band has performed at major festivals like Oktoberfest in Bangalore, NH7 Weekender, SAARC Music Festival in New Delhi, Eastwind Festival, MAD Fest Ooty, Windsong, Goa, Storm Fest etc. and has performed overseas with Sutasi in Singapore. The outfit also recently performed at the Dubai World Music festival. Today, the band is a much appreciated live act throughout the gig circuit in the country.
Papon is a singer, composer, producer and a multi-instrumentalist. Born to the very popular music duo and legends of Assamese music, Archana Mahanta and Khagen Mahanta, he was introduced to music early on in his childhood. Papon’s initial training was in Indian Classical and folk music from Assam. Now his music covers genres like ambient electronica, acoustic folk and new age Indian Classical. Papon released his debut album, The Story So Far (Times Music) in 2012, which won a GIMA award. with composing the theme song for MTV Roadies Season 10. Papon, both as a solo artist and with his band, is fast scaling ranks within the Indian music community.