Marathi: संदीप रानडे
8 July 1981
|Years active||2005 - Present|
|Genres||Hindustani Classical khayal|
Sandeep Ranade (alias "Naadrang"; born 1981) is an Indian Classical khayal vocalist from Pune. He became internationally recognized for his composition about coronavirus, "Na Corona karo," which went viral on social media. Ranade is regarded for his work about the techniques, aesthetics, and philosophy of music articulated as a contemporary "naad yoga".
Born in Bangalore, Ranade began learning music at an early age and gave his first public performance at age 6. He studied computer software and engineering at University of Pune and Johns Hopkins University, later working at Microsoft and Google. Ranade performed music extensively across North America during that time. He later returned to Pune to focus on music, teach, and build a start-up.
Ranade frequently gives performances and has performed throughout North America and India. As a supporting vocalist, he has accompanied Pandit Jasraj twice at the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav.
On March 18, 2020, Ranade spontaneously composed a song in Raag Basant, "Na Corona karo," about how to prevent transmitting the coronavirus just as Indian public health officials began implementing curfews. Widely circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Ranade's song won praise for its creativity and clear messaging about how to stay safe.
Popular musicians like A. R. Rahman, Pandit Jasraj, Shankar Mahadevan, Daler Mehndi, Adnan Sami, Shubha Mudgal, Meeta Pandit, and others publicly praised Ranade for his composition and singing. Ranade was named alongside other pop musicians who worked to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention. Ranade appeared on several media outlets to discuss his song and why hygiene and social distancing are so important to prevent the virus from spreading.
Ranade is considered a leading musician of the Mewati gharana and disciple of Pandit Jasraj. He also learned from Shobha Abhyankar and Anjali Joglekar-Ponkshe. Critics have celebrated the lustrous quality of Ranade's voice and musicality.
Ranade has developed an iOS app for practicing riyaaz and developing shrutis, called "NaadSadhana". Utilizing AI, NaadSadhana utilizes iOS's low-latency capabilities for responsive feedback. Ranade's app has been praised as "world-class" by technologists and musicians.
|Untitled||2005||1. Raag Madhuwanti
2. Raag Kalawati
3. Raag Miyan Malhar
|Milind Kulkarni (harmonium) |
Rohit Mujumdar (tabla)
|Untitled||2008||1. Raag Malkauns
2. Raag Charukeshi
3. Raag Hemavati
4. Bhavgeet based on Shanta Shelke's poem
|Ramdas Palsule (tabla) |
Tanmay Deochake (harmonium)
|Mana Tarana Gaaye||2010||1. Raag Marwa
2. Raag Chandrakauns
3. Raag Miyan Malhar (Chatrang)
|Tanmay Deochake (harmonium) |
Vibhav Khandolkar (tabla)
|The Young Masters of Tomorrow||2011||Raag Jog
1. "Ay piya ghar aave" (vilambit ektaal)
2. "Kab tohe mein dekh paun" (madhyalaya teentaal)
3. "Tum bin kaise kate" (druth teentaal)
4. Tarana (druth teentaal)
5. "Dekh mori rang mein" (madhyalaya teentaal)
6. "Hya Bhavanatil Geet Purane" (natyageet in teentaal)
7. "Piya more aawat nahin" (vilambit rupak)
8. "Kaiso niko laagoma" (madhyalaya teentaal)
9. "Aaj more ghar ayalia balama" (druth teentaal)
Raag Ramdasi Malhar
10. "Sawan ke badra chhaye" (madhyalaya teentaal)
11. "He Surano Chandra Vha" (natyageet in rupak)
12. "Mata Kalika" (Bhajan in teentaal)
|Amit Kavthekar (tabla) |
Mohan Bhide (harmonium)
|Elements by Naadrang||2017||Raag Gujri Todi
1. "Agni (Fire)" (ada chautaal)
Raag Miyan Malhar
2. "Jal (Water)" (teentaal)
3. "Aakash (Space)" (bhajani)
4. "Pruthvi (Earth)" (chautaal)
5. "Vayu (Air)" (ektaal)
6. "Kaliyug (Age of Vice)" (teentaal)
|Single||2020||"Na Corona karo" in Raag Basant||NaadSadhana for iOS (synthetic accompaniment)|
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