A confluence of Rhythm, Melody, & the Visual Arts
Live at the Red Clay Music Foundry
SUN, Sept. 15th 4:30pm
*Seating is 1st come, 1st serve.
DOORS OPEN at 4pm
Rendezvous is a powerful fusion of the performing arts for an evening of inspiring traditions!
For more info, contact: Vivek
Pooja Vaidyanathan is a leading playback singer who has worked with eminent music directors like AR Rahman, Illayaraja, D.Imman, GV Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja. Her debut in the industry was with AR Rahman for the song Tumtak in the Bollywood movie, Raanjhana. Songs like Alaporan Tamizhan from Mersal, Paakadey Paakadey from Varutha Padatha Vaalibar Sangam, Eppa Mama treat from Jilla are some of her other well known hits to name a few. She has also released several private music albums.
Harini Santhanam, a Bharathanrityam dancer/choreographer/teacher, hails from a parampara established by Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam. Harini's mother & Guru.Late.Smt.Sundari Santhanam was Dr.Padma's senior most disciple & this lineage is what sets her apart in her performances & productions. Having been in this dance field for 35+ years, Harini has several performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, arangetrams & was instrumental in releasing a book by her mother on Desi Karanas, She runs a dance school in India & in Atlanta following the pedagogy laid down by Dr.Padma & is currently focused on spreading the Marga and Desi tradition as revived and reconstructed by her Gurus. You can find more information on her and her dance school here https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaandBangalore/notifications/.
Amol Khanarpurkar, originally from Mumbai, learnt from Pandit Sadashiv Pawar & has been in the field for over 25 years. He has had the privilege to perform with luminaries such as Padmavibhushan Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia, Padmabhushan Ustad Halim Jaffer Khan, Padmashree Pandita Prabha Atre, Vidhushi Smt.Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar. A music composer & director, he has several performances around the globe, for various music labels & productions for India's National telelvision channel. He takes pride in being among the few artists who have performed in the presence of 2 Indian Prime Ministers with a personal invitation to perform at one event by Mahatmi Gandhi's grandson, Shri Rajmohan Gandhi. A Sangeet Visharad and recipient of Sangeet Bhushan award, Amol is currently in the United States, running Jaytaal Academy of music in Atlanta apart from being a full time professional at one of the Fortune 500 companies.
Vindali & Tanuja are formally trained Kathak dancers in the Jairpur Gharana style & are currently expanding their vocabulary under internationally acclaimed Kathak and Lavani expert, actress/performer/ choreographer, Adithi Bhagwat (www.aditibhagwat.com). Both Vindali & Tanuja have choreographed dance shows & given several performances in the US highlight being their 90 min production "Madhuban" portraying the 4 different women associated with Krishna & their faith in him. Besides Kathak, both have busy professional & family lives. They also contribute their time to Vibha, a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide a brighter future for under-privileged children. To know more about Vindali & Tanuja see https://www.madhuban.kalatanvi.com/
Court Tatum is a free lance drummer in the Atlanta area specializing in many styles including Jazz, Pop, Rock, & Gospel. He has been a performer for various artists/organizations including Carnival Cruise Lines, the Clayton State Community Big Band, & the Urban Guitar Legend. Court currently plays for Ben Hill United Methodist Church & the After Party Experience corporate and wedding band.