Papon

Papon

known by his stage name Papon, is an Indian playback singer, Singer-songwriter and record producer from Assam. He is the lead singer and founder of the folk-fusion band called Papon and The East India Company.

Papon’s initial training was in Indian Classical, devotional (Borgeet) and folk music. He learnt vocals primarily but also plays the khol, tabla, guitar, and harmonium. His music covers genres such as ambient electronic, acoustic folk and new-age Indian classical music and it has been identified as having traces of pentatonic Mongoloid notes, local river song influences and ghazals. Although his first language is Assamese he has also sung in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Marathi, Mishing and Bengali.

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