Overview & Takeaways:
This webinar commemorates World Music Day, which falls on June 21st. The goal of celebrating World Music Day is to honor, cherish and love musicians all over the world, and enjoy the spirit of music, and bring more music to the world. With that intention, this webinar is a light-hearted chat with a renowned musician, Darshana, KT of the Indian movies and music industry.
- A light-hearted background about the evolution of a singer, songwriter, who rose to fame and popularity by following her heart, and focusing only on the positives of life.
- Life & times in the Indian movie & music industry.
- Kindness, love, affection – this is what lies at the heart of any profession and community.
- Choosing the right mentor in A R Rahman – whose kindness pushes you to excellence.
Darshana KT ,is a playback singer who has worked on Tamil, Telugu, Hindi movies. She lives in Chicago and travels to India for her movies/voice-over and independent projects.
She started singing at an early age of five. Her most notable work is also her debut song – Maduraikku pogathadi, which got nominated for the Filmfare award. She also received the People’s Choice Award in 2007.
Some of her recent works are from OK Kanmani, Tara atakara, Theera ulla, and Mental madilo. Most notably she has worked with music maestro Illayaraja, Grammy Award Winner A R Rahman, who is her mentor in the music industry. She has worked with musicians, Santosh Narayanan (for the movie Bhairava), Harris Jeyaraj (for the movie Kaappaan), Pradeep Kumar (for the movie Meyaadha Maan).
She was recently a guest speaker for a masterclass on vocal production for the World Music Forum at Columbia College, Chicago, where she spoke about the work in the Indian music scene, classical and folk music, roots of Indian music, its cultural aspects, and of course most notably about the Bollywood music scene. She also conducts workshops for people in and around Chicago.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome
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