Interview with Physician, Singer-Songwriter Mohammed K Paika

Mohammed Khisar Paika is a physician, singer-songwriter, composer and engineer who specializes in world, spiritual, fusion and eastern style music. He was born in Bombay, India and raised in the USA.

His debut song “So Many Divisions” has earned him multiple film awards which include best music video, best song and the peace award. The song address issues that resonates in everyone’s life. We are all humans first prior to being indoctrinated into any type of faith, sect or religion.  He has won the hearts of many music lovers worldwide.

Hello Mohammed, Welcome to WorldAuthors.Org! Say something about your musical journey? 
My musical journey started quite young. I am lucky to come from a musical family. My uncle was a stage singer and performer, and my brothers also have an keen interest in singing and performing. Hearing music around my house and family and being exposed to the joy of music from an early age made it easy and natural to love and learn music.

At home, my brothers and I had an incredible collection of songs. When I was 12 or 13 years old, I was fascinated by Bollywood singers. I would try to sing like them and emulate them. Later on, I learned about other singers and styles of singing and incorporated them into my style. When I was in college I learned classical islamic quranic chanting which helped to diversify my singing style and develop my voice. 

How did you come into music industry? 
While in college, I was an integral part of the Silent Thunder Band. We released our first studio based spiritual based acapella album which was named Sounds of Reverence in 2002. That was the beginning of my journey as a vocal artist. I released my first solo acapella spiritual chants album in 2015.

Who was your inspiration for music? 
I’ve been inspired by both eastern and western musical and vocal influences over time such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Ahmad bin Ali Al-Ajmi, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Fairuz etc. 

What is your message to your fans? 
I just want to give a big shout out to all the fans out there who have followed my work up until now. You all are amazing people!  

Any message for new artist?
Keep doing what you do! It’s not about fame or money. The true essence of music lies in its ability to enhance and influence other people’s lives in a positive way.  If you love what you do and share it with others, you can create a circle of inspiration that positively affects everyone around you.

To know more about Mohammed K Paika don’t forget to follow him on Instagram: @MohammedKPaika and Youtube @MohammedKPaika