NEW DELHI: This Republic Day, Indian artist Daler Mehndi will stage India’s first Metaverse concert on Republic Day. His fans can expect to experience this on the PartyNite.io platform, where they will be able to view his avatar in a larger than life virtual concert. The PartyNite.io platform also gets officially launched on January 26.
Mehndi becomes the first Indian performer to join the list of artists who have already performed in Metaverse virtual concerts. Other performers include Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Marshmallow and Ariana Grande. Much like how augmented reality and virtual reality mediate between digital and physical realities, they are opening up new possibilities for pop music online by bridging connections between foreign artists who want to collaborate across borders or even trade show recordings of concerts with their fans all around the world.
Selected NFTs will also be dropped during this event. Gamitronics, a Hyderabad-based game studio, has created this blockchain powered Metaverse which offers playable NFTs.
Mehndi will be performing his songs from his albums and is also expected to dedicate an exclusive performance to prime minister Narendra Modi.
Gamitronics said the PartyNite platform offers various settings and themes such as island, campfire, amphitheater, lounge and cruise ship, etc where each individual can have their own avatar as per their preference. People can buy and sell locations, claim and mint NFTs and play to earn. NFTs are digital goods that can be purchased, sold or exchanged for the same value on a blockchain. In this game, the blockchain is ApnaDAo Wallet, where the NFTs are stored.
“Mehndi is the voice of the nation. His voice reaches the god and common man with the same intensity. We wanted to launch our Metaverse with the very same sentiment, the voice of India and a global icon,” said Rajat Ojha, CEO, Gamitronics.
Gamitronics said it has used ‘state of the art’ AI technology to use various behaviors and patterns of Daler Mehndi using various video sources and created his virtual avatar with lifelike animations.
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