Ditty is an Indian independent artist and urban ecologist whose music is inspired by the natural world. She started by playing music on the streets to reclaim public spaces as a woman (#StreetsForUs). Her debut album, Poetry Ceylon released in June 2019 and was called the debut album of the year by India Today.
Picked up by several Spotify editorial playlists with over 500,000 listeners; Ditty secured a sync in a Netflix original and was selected as one of 30 emerging artists from all around the globe to be part of the Talent Exporter Program at Midem, Cannes, 2020. Ditty is currently collaborating with German organisation Viva con Agua, to set up an artist collective– Faraway Friends, to address urgent ecological topics through art and inclusion, starting with a water-themed record called Rain is Coming that released on 22 March 2021 to raise funds for water conservation in Nepal, Malawi, Zimbabwe and India.
With her tour, Make Forests Not War, she is working on a conscious model for touring for artists to offset carbon emissions. Ditty is actively planting forests in India.
"...Ditty doesn’t hold back when speaking about the bleakness of the current environmental condition. It holds a mirror to humanity and asks for answers and while the album’s mood is drenched in darkness (as it should be), its mellow, haunting tunes are designed to shake you awake."
Red Bull India, January 2020
"... Ditty (aka Aditi Veena) has her feet firmly planted on Earth, and the Goa-based musician and urban ecologist taps into the synergy between these two fields while living in tune with this planet's rhythm."
Verve India, Environment Issue, June 2019
"In this synthetic world of fake plastic trees, superficial longings and stifling pollution, Ditty's 'Poetry Ceylon' is just the breath of fresh air we need."
Wild City, June 2019