Aman Kalyan is a tabla player committed to the style of Punjab Gharana. Aman has established himself as a modern voice of the tabla artform in Melbourne's Indian Classical music scene. Aman's distinctive approach to tabla expresses both a vibrant sophistication and distinguishing tonal clarity, which he learns as a disciple of the legendary tabla meastro, Ustad Tari Khan, a legend who rates amongst the world's greatest exponents of the elusive percussion instrument. Prior to Aman's inauguration with the living legend, Aman had been playing and teaching tabla for 20 years. Amans recent work has made him an International name amongt the Indian Classical Industy as he is the founder of the Lehra Studio, a ground breaking internationally acclaimed mobile app which has received recognition for serving as an essential tool in assisting tabla players with their daily practice and performance repertiore. Aman has recently featured in Channel 7's prime time game show, "The Big Music Quiz", to provide tabla accompaniment.
Female Vocalist | Bollywood Entertainer
Kavita is an Indian vocalist based in Melbourne. She has over 25 years singing and performing experience, specialising in Bollywood music. Kavita has shared the stage with artists such as the Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu, international artist Jeffrey Iqbal and living legend Pankaj Udas. She has also performed in a wide range of music festivals, including Jai Ho Australia Day at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Kavita’s mesmerising tone and captivating voice has lead her to perform in some of Australia’s most prestigious platforms. This includes the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Arts Centre and Monash University.
With over 15 years of experience as a traditional student of sitar, David is emerging as one of the most promising sitar player in Australia. David is learning the Sitar from guidance of his teacher, the highly acclaimed Calcutta-based sitar player Sugato Nag. Sugato plays sitar in the style of the Etawah and Senia-Shahjahanpore Gharanas. He has learned with many masters such as Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta, Anil Roy Chowdhury and Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. In 2011,2012 and 2015, David had extended visits with Sugato in Kolkata, learning everyday with sitar and taking tabla lessons as well. David hopes to visit Sugato-da once a year in Kolkata, in addition to learning with him regularly online.
Born into one of India’s greatest flute-playing families, award-winning bansuri (flute) virtuoso Vinod Prasanna shines as an outstanding performer of authentic traditional and contemporary Indian music. Vinod’s emotive melodies, exquisite improvisations and divine flute song distinguish his performance of Indian classical, world and meditation music. Currently residing in Australia, Vinod is a performing and recording artist, teacher, craftsman and ambassador of the Bansuri. Vinod has more than 17 years of performing and teaching experience and continues a family legacy that celebrates more than two-and-a-half centuries of Indian music.
EDM Producer | Ableton Live
With a vast range of experience in digital audio production, chord theory, beatmaking, electronic composition, and Karnatic Indian classical music, Carl serves as an asset both on, and off the set. In the studio Carl's utilises his 30 years of musical experience to provide end to end solutions for music production for independent artists & festivals. On the set, Carl intergrates digital audio intelligence by utilising Ableton Live's triggers to manipulate beats, samples, flavours & feels into Indian Classical, Fusion,Soul, & Dance progressions. His recent work has involved dubbing for the bollywood actress, Lara Dutta, collaborating with singer songwriter Natasha, providing creative audio direction for Sapphire Dance, and working as a DJ & Producer for the Melbourne Spring Fashion week for 3 consecutive years.
Sapphire Dance | Studio J
Jaya is a Melbourne based performing dance artist who is well acquainted in the Bollywood and Bharatnatyam dance artforms. Jaya carries over a decade of experience in Indian dance, and is the co-founder of Sapphire Dance, a dance group who have showcased in some of Melbourne most ellaborote corporate and cultural events. Jaya's success in the dance industry has recently inspired her to open Studio J, a dance studio dedicated to teaching multiple forms of dance from Contemporary to Indian classical. Jaya continues to utilise her dance experience to manage, coordinate, choreograph, teach and perform dance across many of Melbourne's creative spaces.