Music and Dance Fest

Sunday 20th September

12 noon till 7 pm

Healing through the joy of Music and Dance 

(All times are in BST(British Summer Time))

Sarita Menon

(U.K)

12:00 noon

Host Introduction 

Sarita Menon

Sarita is the Managing Director of Inndus, a printing company based in Elstree. Prior to that, she ran a training business which followed a career in the travel sector. 

Sarita is a NLP Master Practitioner & started her spiritual journey several years ago when she joined the Art of living foundation (AOL) & is now an AOL teacher who conducts various wellbeing  courses including breathing techniques, meditation & yoga.

Bharathi Avireddy

(Germany)

12.05 pm

Bharathi Avireddy

Dance

Bharathi Avireddy is a professional solo dancer and teacher in Indian classical dance styles “Bharatha Natyam” and “Kuchipudi”.   She moved to Germany in the year 1994 and the thirst to classical dance encouraged her not only to perform dance but also give classes.  She started “Indische Tanzakademie” in the year 1997 in Wiesbaden and now  teaching in Frankfurt.  

In the year 2006 she got honoured by our Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh, for the services rendered to Indian culture.

Veena Pani Kona 

(U.K)

12.15 pm

Veena Pani Kona

 Singer

Veena is a performing artist and  is working as a Music Faculty in TCC of Telugu Association of London. She is a disciple of  Guru Sangeetamani Kum Vizianagaram D. Vardhani. Her musical genius obtained enriched with enormous repertoire protecting both rare and popular compositions of distinct Vageykaras. 

Veena began her formal training at the age of 12 years from her mother Smt. Kona. Vedavathi Ganesh a reputed lady Violinist Visakhapatnam. Veena has completed her Master’s Degree in Music and was awarded Gold Medal from Sri. Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in 2009. 

Satya Tulsi Sangh

(UK)

12.30 pm

Satya Tulsi Sangh

Singing

There are five families within the group of Satya Tulsi Sangh. Their aim is to promote the Hindu culture and get the youngsters involved as much as possible.

The group is normally lead by Pandit Yougal who is a great asset to them. They participate in Kirtans, Bhajans, and Ramayan. The youngsters have started to get involved and contribute in Satsanghs.

Amarnath Gosh

(India)

12.45 pm

Amarnath Ghosh

Dance

Amarnath Ghosh is an accomplished performing artist choreographer and Art Educator from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and an exponent in four dance styles namely Bharatnatyam, Kuchupudi, Manipuri and Kathak. He is an alumnus of the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts and Kuchipudi Art Academy Chennai. Besides being a dancer, Amarnath is trained in Hindustani Vocal and graduated in psychology. 

Sneha Makanji

(U.K)

1.10 pm

Sneha Makanji

 Singing

For over 10 years Sneha has been sInging Bhajans & Hanuman Chalisa. Sneha conducts prayers for bereaved families, bringing solace to grieving families. 

Sneha has been singing at various Major  Mandir’s, Haveli’s, Community Centres, & People’s homes,in Europe and UK, in-front of large audiences. Sneha has raised thousands of pounds for various charities with her singing 

Instagram:  snehamakanji

YouTube:  Sneha Makanji

Rishika 

(India)

1.30 pm

Rishika 

Kathak Dance Performer

Rashika is an emerging artist who represents the traditional kathak  dance form of the Banaras Gharana. She is a descendent of a legendary family of renowned and highly respected dancers and represents the 11th generation of Banaras Gharana. She began training at the age of three with her mother Jayanti Mala and grandmother, Kathak Queen Sitara Devi. Rishika is a recipient of the Kal Ka Kalakar award and is well known for her excellent command over the mathematics in the rhythms of Kathak.

Surbhi Raninga 

(India)

1.45 pm

Surbhi Raninga

Dance

Surbhi, is a director of Surbhi Kalavrund – A Gurukul for performing arts in Gujarat, India. She is highly trained in Bharatanatyam and Indian Folk dance, and has extensive experience in teaching students of all ages.  In the UK, Surbhi was invited for an interview at Nusound Radio as a young artist influencer, and took part in an educational dance tour organised by Honey Kalaria, Bollywood Ambassador to the UK, during the Navratri festival in 2019.

Renu Gidoomal 

(U.K)

2:00 pm

 Host 

Renu Gidoomal 

A Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Recording Artist and Producer. Since 1985 Renu has performed over 1,000 International Concerts in over 25 countries including Canada, the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the British Virgin Islands, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA. Renu promotes Unity in Diversity through her music and has released 8 solo albums in a variety of languages singing in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi and Spanish.

FB: renugidoomalofficial

Instagram: renugidoomalofficial

YouTube: Renu Gidoomal

Bhavika Gohel 

(Kenya)

2.10 pm

Bhavika Gohel

                             Dance 

Bhavika is a choreographer, costume designer and social worker.
She teaches dancing in schools
Bhavika has been dancing since she was  five, by watching Bollywood movies. She is a recipient of a few awards for best performer.
She will perform dance  to popular bollywood movie Padmavat’s  Ghoomar.

Rupa Soni 

(U.K)

2.20 pm

Rupa Soni 

 Singer

Rupa is a professional singer and versatile in a variety of different genres of music including Bollywood Bhajans and Bhangras. She has performed in many countries including America, India, Australia, Canada, and Fiji Islands.
During Covid crisis, Rupa has been singing through social media including Facebook and Instagram and connects with people across the globe. She is also a Radio Presenter at Eava fm.

Dipshika Beedassy

(Mauritius)

2.30 pm

Dipshika Beedassy

 Dance

Dipshika, a dynamic teenager is very passionate about dancing. She is at her happiest when dancing . 

Dipshika’s dream is to become a dance teacher.  For this event, she has prepared a freestyle dance on a  medley of Bollywood songs

Tanya and Tina

(Philippines)

2.40 pm

Tina and Tanya Diaz

Singers

Music is at the heart of Tina’s career and family life. Through the years, from teaching, composing for advertisements and education, a finalist twice in a competition, to performing with family and producing three albums.

Tanya is a semi-finalist from ‘The Voice of the Philippines’, She is a gifted singer and musician. She is also a writer and field consultant for an American NGO working with children.

 

Michael Kamunya

(Kenya)

3.00 pm

Michael Kamunya

Michael Kamunya is the CEO and Artistic Director for Playmakers Theatre. He is an animator who uses Poetry and storytelling for community mobilization around pertinent issues.

Playmakers will dance to “Heal our Earth’ theme song,  that is the signature song for Healing Our Earth, laced with percussion and guitar.

Vishvam Radhika Atul 

(U.K)

3.20 pm

Atul, Vishvam and Radhika Cantilal

 Family Band 

Atul Cantilal is a well-known and popular keyboardist in the UK and has played with notable vocalists including Anup Jalota and Salman Ali Indian Idol stars. His Portugal roots bring out the passion and subtleties  of Jazz  and Latin music. 
His son Vishvam is an 18 year old tabla wizard learning tabla from Alok Verma.
Radhika has been learning classical vocal music from the Shaheen Khan academy since the age of 7. Recently, Radhika has also joined the Geetanjali Academy with Jayeeta Gosh.

Suchetha Satish

(U.A.E)

3.35 pm

Suchetha Satish

 Singing

Suchetha Satish is a 15 year old multilingual world record breaking singer who sings in 128 languages. On Sunday she will be singing various genres with the concept of Music for healing.

Shivali Ruparelia 

(U.K)

4.00 pm

Host 

Shivali Ruparelia

A very busy mum of two, Shivali Ruparelia is a sales analyst for a global airline. However, her main passion is helping communities flourish. She volunteers for many popular community events. Shivali is a longstanding member of the volunteer staff at a weekend community school in London: the Sai School of Harrow. Her outstanding commitment was nationally recognised when she was awarded the ‘Princess Diana Award’ for voluntary service and won the ‘Inspiring Asian Women’s award‘ for being an ‘inspirational role model’. Her motto in life is, “If my children see me do something good for others, I hope this will inspire them to do the same, to improve future generations!”

Nina Darmeci Kotecha

(U.K)

4.00 pm

Nina Darmeci Kotecha

 Dance Workshop 

Nina is the founder of Ninaschoroegraphy Dance Company. She is a well established UK choroegrapher and a very popular Zumba instructor. She has also acted in fims as support aritste.

In this event, Nina will be bringing her energetic style to the global audience, so get ready to dance !

Dawn Red Sun

(Germany)

4.15 pm

Dawn Red Sun

                                Singer 

Dawn Red Sun is a musical alchemist originally from Germany based in Los Angeles. 

Her mission is to write medicinal music that raises the state of well being within oneself on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Apart from other instruments she works with vibrational instruments such as sound bowls, the Harmonium and recently started a new journey embarking on the Harp.
Part of her music is very minimalistic as to leave things simple and raw and to give the mind a chance to settle and the body to rest.

Anashmita Dance Studio

(U.K)

4.30 pm

Anashmita Dance Studio

 ‘Heal the Earth’ Dance

Anashmita received National Scholarship for excellence in Kathak Dance by the Department of Culture, Government of India. She has expertise in Kathak, Semi-classical, Bollywood & Folk dances and runs her dance school Anashmita Dance Studio based in High Wycombe.  She has received the WAW Women 2020 award and has performed for various prestigious events and charities in the UK.

4.40 pm

Singer

Sreejith is a very versatile singer who sings in various languages. He has perfomed in many prestigious venues and events including Trafalgar Square, London. 

Dr. Honey Kalaria

(U.K)

5.00 pm

Dr. Honey Kalaria

 Masterclass and Presentation

Dr. Kalaria is a multi-award winning  dance professional, media presenter and mind-body-soul expert, offering online training and coaching to global audiences to help develop  creative hobbies and performing arts careers, providing education and inspiration through “Power Of Creative Arts” online news site and empowering audiences through “Keys To Life Mastery” interviews.

Honey’s achievements include receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Arts & Best Bollywood International Artist Award, Advisory Member of the National Dance Council; Ambassador to the Duke Of Edinburgh Award. 

Website: www.honeykalariaofficial.com

Varsha Mistry

(U.K)

5.30 pm

Host 

Varsha Mistry 

Varsha Kumari Mistry has worked as a Forensic Practitioner with the Metropolitan Police Service in London for over 33 years. She trained as a Fingerprint Expert. Her work involves examining homicide, serous crime scenes, vehicles and exhibits in a forensic laboratory for evidence recovery purposes. She presents forensic evidence in court.

Varsha is also the current deputy chairperson for the Metropolitan Police Hindu Association, which involves voluntarily offering support to the membership, Met Police Service and communities of London. She is involved in welfare support of colleagues and promoting well-being. As a proud mother of three children, spirituality and well-being are very much at the heart of both her family and professional life for bringing out the best in all.

Meena Trivedy

(U.K)

5.30 pm

Meena Trivedy 

 Singer

Meena is a singer, performer and music teacher. She is trained in Indian classical music and specialises in Bollywood songs, bhajans, ghazals, raas & garba and of course classical music.

Meena has performed in various prestigious events and venues including Trafalgar Square, London. 

David Kilowsky

(India)

5.50 pm

                David Kilowsky

                           Musician

David Kilowsky, is an Australian but has lived in India for the past 25 years at the Brahma Kumaris Headquarters in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
David spends his time nurturing his deep love for meditation through music and art. He has released meditation music on which he plays a whole range of instruments. David also creates large airbrush canvases and digital designs of spiritual images and portraits for our centres across the world.

 

Saivani Shankar Samboo

(Mauritius)

6.00 pm

Saivani Shankar Samboo

Singer 

Saivani, a young lady in her 20s, is a child psychologist, using music therapy as a method of counselling.

She is also the Director of EHV S.T.A.R. Academy, where EHV stands for Education in Human Values and S.T.A.R. means Student Training in Attitude and Responsibility 
Having formed her team, Saivani is the founder as well as lead singer of The Swaraagini Spiritual Orchestra, promoting values, culture, tradition and aspiration through music.

Ragasudha Vinjamuri

(U.K)

6.20 pm

Ragasudha Vinjamuri

Dance 

Ragasudha Vinjamuri FRSA is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London. She is an award-winning dancer who has carved a niche for herself and broken barriers in taking Indian dancing to a variety of subjects and occasions in the UK and in Europe. She is the Founder of Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence which highlights, promotes, and trains in unique Tribal dance forms of India, and publishes heritage and literary works. Her name entered into Limca Book of Records 2018 edition in the Performing Arts Chapter.

Tia, Shweta & Sachin

(U.K)

6.30 pm

Singing Ghube Family

Shweta Ghube, Sachin Ghube and their 6 yr old little princess Tia are mostly known as the singing  Ghube family from Manchester UK. They are very passionate about Music.
Shweta Ghube is a versatile singer. She has also done playback singing for renowned music companies like  T series n venus in India.
Sachin Ghube has a very powerful voice and their 6 yr old little princess Tia Ghube also has been performing since she was 4 yrs old. 
The Ghube Family has recently sung for Indian news Channel AB NEWS and also for Canadian TV Chaar. They also sung in various Events and festivals all over UK.
They have even been to America on a Navtratri Singing programme. 
During this lockdown due to corona virus, they have been helping to raise funds for lot of charity organisations  by performing in bollywood shows online.

 

7:00 pm

Thank You 

Technical Director –  Nishit Kotak 

Media Team – Kesh Morjaria, Anita Nomula, Varsha Mistry 
Host Team – Sarita Menon, Renu Gidoomal, Shivali Ruparelia and Varsha Mistry.
Back Up Team –  Dr. Lalit Sodha , Dr. Milen Shah, Dr. Sheila Dobee, Mallesh Kota, Deepa Vitlhani, Jayshree Chaudhary, Prash Kotecha, Bhavi Ram, Simran Ahuja and Rajesh Kumar Singh. 
Facilitator Team –  Clyd Masmela, Minaben Khagram, Veena Kona, Dany and Dr. Honey Kalaria
Channel Partners – Sunrise Radio UK , Hindu Matters in Britain, Simran Ahuja Official, Hindu Forum of Europe 

7:00 pm

 Host Conclusion 

Varsha Mistry 

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