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Mohammed Paika Continues To Draw Praise For His Conscious Music

May 04
17:22 2021
Mohammed Paika Continues To Draw Praise For His Conscious Music

A winner of several prestigious international music awards – Mohammad Khisar Paika is a singer, songwriter, practicing physician, musician, engineer, cantor, and humanitarian. Paika specializes in world, spiritual, islamic, fusion, eastern music styles. He is currently in Frisco, TX.

Paika, who grew up in Albuquerque, NM is of Indian descent. His family migrated from Bombay to the USA when Paika was just 6 years old. From his very early years, he was much intrigued with classical and western music, hymns, and chanting, and therefore he started exploring music and taking on-stage performances. Subsequently, he learned to play instruments like piano and guitar.

Paika’s music has been greatly influenced by a mix of Eastern and Western music, which is evident in his compositions, stage presence, and vocals too. He composed his first song at the age of 19 along with his friend.

In 1996, Paika went for his Computer Engineering degree at the University of New Mexico. In 2003, Paika went to acquire his Medical Degree at Ross University School of Medicine. After that, in 2008 he went to do his Residency in Internal Medicine from Albany Medical Center. He served as a cantor in the years 2003-2008 while in med school.

During his engineering days, Paika joined a martial arts club, where he also joined the center’s band – the Silent Thunder Band. He went on some stage performances with the band and later also released his first album with them in 2003.

Discography: 

Paika has released 3 albums as of yet and the 4th one will be releasing in Fall of 2021, for which he has started releasing singles. The list of his albums are:

2002: Sounds of Reverence – It was a spiritual acapella album with his band  “Silent Thunder”, released independently.

2015: The Most Merciful – Paika’s first Solo acapella album under his production named One Essence Productions.

2018: Unity – His first music-based album. “The album’s main focus is to enlighten humanity towards unification. “Today the nation is deeply affected and saddened due to its lack of unity and infiltration of intolerance which can lead to extremism,” said Paika on the album. Unity was somehow inspired by fusion of Western and Bollywood style music.

In 2021 Mohammed recorded a collaboration with Pakistani Classical Singer Hisham Faisal Siddique. Mohammed’s single “Mere Khuda” received over 500k views in just over 3 weeks.

Here are links to three of his most successful songs:

So Many Divisions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pev4mmhrAVU

Ya Ummati – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnQyOjNetuU

Purpose of Life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnQyOjNetuU&t=16s

International performances and presence:

Paika has performed in the USA and toured many countries around the world for his projects which include the USA, Dubai, Singapore, France, England, Turkey, and India.

Awards and Nominations: 

Paika has won many awards for his songs “So Many Divisions” and “Ya Ummati”. He has been nominated for some of the most prestigious awards like California Music Video Awards and Los Angeles Film Awards, Independent Shorts Awards, New York International Film Awards – NYIFA.

“So Many Divisions”

California Music Video Awards 2019 – Winner, Peace Award 

Festigious International Film Festival 2019 – Winner, Best Song 

Los Angeles Film Awards 2019 – Winner, Honorable Mention 

Paris International Music Video 2019 – Semifinalist, Best Editor 

New York Film Awards 2019 – Best Music Video 

The Indie Fest Film Awards 2019 – Award of Recognition 

Independent Shorts Awards – LA 2019 – Silver Award 

Indie Short Fest – Certificate of Achievement 

Top Shorts Film Festival – 2019 – Honorable Mention 

Global Film Festival Awards 2020 – Honorable Mention 

7th Indian Cine FilmFest – 2020 – Certificate of Excellence

New York International Film Awards – NYIFA – Finalist 

International Music Video Underground – Semi-Finalist

“Ya Ummati”

Top Shorts 2020 – Honorable Mention

Festigious Los Angeles – 2020 – Best Music Video

Jelly Fest – Season 6 – 2019 – Semifinalist

Gold Star Movie Awards – 2020 – Official Selection

Independent Shorts Awards – Finalist

New York Film Awards – Finalist

California Music Video and Film Awards – Finalist

Independent Shorts Awards – Finalist

New York International Film Awards – NYIFA – Finalist

Paika is a believer in spiritualism and his ideology is reflected in his music. Some of the quotes he follows are:

“Strive for progress not perfection.” 

“Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.” 

“Be thankful for what you have and you will end up having more.” 

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.”

For more details on Mohammed Khisar Paika, follow the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/MohammedKPaika

Instagram: @mohammedkpaika

Record Label: One Essence Productions

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Company Name: Record Label: One Essence Productions
Contact Person: Mohammed Paika
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Country: United States
Website: https://www.youtube.com/MohammedKPaika

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