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9/15/2019 4:00 PM
A powerful fusion of the performing arts for an evening of inspiring traditions! With a great line up of artists including popular playback singer Pooja Vaidyanath from India, Rendezvous promises to be a fantastic evening of rhythm, vocal and the visual arts.
About the artists
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 to name a few. 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 including for popular Music directors. Besides being a play back singer, Pooja is also a certified RJ, having her own show in digital radio platform.
Harini Santhanam, a Bharathanrityam dancer, choreographer and teacher hails from a parampara established by Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam. Harini's mother and Guru.Late.Smt.Sundari Santhanam was Dr.Padma's senior most disciple and this lineage is what sets her apart in her performances and productions. Having been in this dance field for more than 35 years, Harini has to her credit several performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, arangetrams etc and was instrumental in releasing a book authored by her mother on Desi Karanas, She runs a dance school in India and in Atlanta following the pedagogy laid down by Dr.Padma and 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/. Aside from dance, Harini is a Chartered Accountant and CPA working for a leading technology company.
Amol Khanarpurkar, originally from Mumbai, learnt from Pandit Sadashiv Pawar and 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 to name a few. A music composer and director, he has to his credit several performances around the globe, for various music labels and productions for India's National telelvision channel. He takes pride in being among the few artists who have performed in the presence of two Indian Prime Ministers with a personal invitation to perform at one such 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 and 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 and given several performances in the US highlight being their 90 min production "Madhuban" portraying the four different women associated with Krishna and their faith in him. Besides Kathak, both have busy professional and family lives. In addition, they also contribute their time to Vibha, a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide a brighter future for the under-privileged children. To know more about Vindali and Tanuja reach https://www.madhuban.kalatanvi.com/
Court Tatum is a free lance drummer in the Atlanta area specializing in many styles including Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Gospel. He has been a performer for various artists and organizations including Carnival Cruise Lines, the Clayton State Community Big Band, and the Urban Guitar Legend. Court currently plays for Ben Hill United Methodist Church, and the After Party Experience corporate and wedding band.
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