Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:19 am

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D.C.-based artist partners with L.A. for a new original single!

This new video and concept will make you go into a different world when you hear and watch the amazing sounds and visuals of ‘Reflection’. A new type of single and might we add a very classy one.

A debut original single out now has taken the work of D.C.-based pianist and composer Raashi Kulkarni worldwide and promises to be the first of many originals to come. The track called “Reflection” features clarinetist Shankar Tucker, violinist Raginder “Violinder” Momi, vocalist Vidya Iyer, vocalist Diptanu Das, cellist Akshaya Tucker, and percussionist Anirudh Changkakoti. After collaborating with several artists from all over the globe, composing original music for promotional videos and films, and recording several well-received Top 40 covers, this new track gives Kulkarni a platform to share music she has visualized entirely from start to finish.

Los Angeles-based filmmaker Pratik Shah directed the music video, which was released on Christmas day starring actors Chhaya Nene and Irene Georgerian. The video was shot in Burbank, downtown Los Angeles, and Malibu.

Blending styles of Indian classical, jazz, and western classical music, “Reflection” creates a unique fusion where east meets west. Raashi’s education in western classical music and exposure to Indian classical music from early in her life have played a significant role in developing her unique style of composing.

Music is Kulkarni’s first love and provides her an outlet for communicating complex thoughts and telling compelling stories. She says of her newest work, ‘Reflection’ was written during a time when she was going through a bit of an internal struggle.

“It’s a story describing the ups and downs of chasing one’s dreams and having no regrets. The video is something unique and mirrors the vision of the piece beautifully. The director and actors have done an amazing job in capturing the essence of the song. I’m incredibly excited and thankful to have some of the best musicians I know featured on this track and I hope the music and video will resonate with others as it has resonated with me.”

Raashi hand-picked the artists featured on “Reflection,” who each have been musically influential in the South Asian community and have accrued substantial followings of their own. They have lent their talents to bring this project with a powerful message to life.

“Reflection” is available to stream on Spotify and SoundCloud and available to download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital media platforms.