Wonderful experience recording one of my favorite song as a child that I learned from my Mother Shyamala. This project started out as teaching students for an upcoming competition. When I was thinking of how to bring more feel and divinity to the beautiful song by Saint Purandara Dasa, I added all the different names of Govinda to the lovely Behag raga which took a different form as you see on the video. Thanks for my brothers Purna Prasad and Bindu Madhava for adding wonderful rhythms, and helping with the video and my husband Sridhar for sound recording.

Induz Valentine’s day show from Surpal

Surpal rocked the show on Feb 11th Valentine’s event hosted by Induz at the Mehran restaurant in Newark.

Guest of honor: Hon’ble Mayor of the City of Milpitas and Fremont

Celebrity host: Roger Narayan (House MD, Better off Ted, Outsourced)

We opened the show with a tribute to late Dev Anandji and Shammi Kapoorji and ended  with a medley of dance numbers to which the crowd went crazy.  It was an honor and a very enjoyable evening at the performance. Check out the pictures. Thanks to all the Family and Friends who came to the show and supported us.

Shankar Mahadevan

It was great to meet one of the greatest singers Shankar Mahadevan at PayPal when he came to showcase his Music Academy to the silicon valley companies.

He called out for a classical musician in the house for a demo which is when I got a chance to meet him in person. I assisted him in the music software demo on his website and it was a great experience and was quite thrilled to be on stage right next to him. :)

Later he spoke to me and we talked about my musical background which he was very impressed with and took my contact for future collaborations. I was contacted a few months later when they offered me to be the Karnatic music teacher’s affiliate for Shankar Mahadevan Academy in the Bay area. It is a great opportunity to be part of a maestro’s group and meet a humble person like Shankarji. Today, I use the online based curriculum and customize it to my students who are part of the SMA Academy.

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Tarangini 2008

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