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MusicFest

Sunday 26th July 

12 noon till 7 pm

Let Us Bless The Earth With Music 

(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.

Ragasudha Vinjamuri

(U.K)

Ragasudha Vinjamuri

Welcome – Invocation to Ganesh Ji 

 

Suryavanshi Cultural Association

(Mauritius)

Suryavanshi Cultural Association

Suryavanshi Cultural Association, situated in the village of Trou d’Eau Douce Mauritius, endeavors to maintain sociomoral emotions, values, culture, and the Indo-Mauritian tradition. As it blends beautifully in the Mauritian customs, it also ensures that the Indian Music is propagated throughout the Island under the aegis of Guruji Kreshan Aukhaj.
The sobriquet Guruji has been tagged to his name since he has contributed in setting up and supporting many cultural associations and activities around the island to foster moral values and the traditional music as well.
Winner of the Best Album in category Bhojpuri in 2008 at the national level, several times topper during national level Ramayana chanting competitions, he has always reflected humility through his melodies and tunes.

Smt. Kona V Ganesh

(India)

Smt. Kona Vedavati Ganesh

Smt. Kona Vedavati Ganesh is a renowned violinist from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She was fortunate to be a disciple of Sangeeta Kala Saagara Sri.Ivaturi Vijeswara Rao and Vidushi Kanyakumari as her batchmate. She is a “B” High-Grade Artist in All India Radio, Visakhapatnam and Doordarshan as well. She has been blessed by the great divine Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba for her performance at the age of 12 years.

She is a solo performer and has accompanied many renowned artists namely Smt. T Brinda Mukta, Sri Mani Krishna Swamy, Smt. Arundhati Sarkar, Smt. Lalitha Haripriya, Smt. Manda Suda Rani etc. Recently she has accompanied Mrs Anuradha Krishna Murthy for MS. Subbalakshmi Centenary Celebrations in Kulvanth Hall, Puttaparthi and for Sri Sai Baba Mahasamadhi Centenary Celebrations at Saibaba Samsthan Trust Shirdi.

Timmy Cruz

(Philippines)

Timmy Cruz  

Timmy Cruz – Filipino singer/actress/songwriter/nature lover
It was in  1987 when she mushroomed into the Philippine music industry with her signature song BOY. Then she crossed over to acting & hosting. Today, she is still an artist in process, enjoying herself as a songwriter.  Her spirituality compliments her creativity. 
She has the good fortune of being a longtime meditator. Sweet inner peace is her companion.  Her Uptimmystic lifestyle is carrying her through this together with her unshakable faith in God, in Mother Nature , in herself and the whole human race. “Let’s encircle the world with Peace, Happiness, Harmony and with a lot of LOVE.” 

Ragasudha Vinjamuri

(U.K)

1:00 pm

 Host  

Ragasudha Vinjamuri

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 uses dance to raise awareness on socially and culturally important aspects and for environmental advocacy. 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.

Tina Diaz

(Philippines)

Christine ‘Tina’ Diaz

 Christine ‘Tina’ Diaz, is a musical artist who resides in Manila, Philippines.  She is a mother of  four, with two grandchildren. Since childhood, Tina has been exposed to the world of music, taking piano and violin lessons. It was the gift of composing which inspired her to write and sing original songs, producing three albums whose content is based mostly on  her personal experiences of life’s many stages and a search for meaning.

Anush & Anya Hydros

(U.K)

Anush & Anya Hydros

Anush Hydros (14) is a young singer and violinist who was twice featured on BBC1 Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, first in 2017 as the ‘unexpected star of the show’ and then again in Jan 2019 as a special guest alongside the cast of the westend show ‘Motown the Musical’. Anush played the part of young Michael Jackson in the hit musical at Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s Westend. Anush was later featured on CBBC Newsround and CBeebies Radio. 
Anya Hydros (8) is an aspiring singer who also loves playing the piano. She sings a lot of solos but also enjoys singing duets with her brother. She loves all kind of creative artwork, enjoys making blogs and posting them on YouTube.

During the recent lockdown for COVID19 pandemic, Anush and his little sister Anya sang from their doorstep to bring a bit of cheer to their neighbourhood. These continued for 12 weeks and were recorded on YouTube and other social media as ‘#DoorStepSeries’. One of their songs – Heal the World – went viral in the UK and hit 3.5 million on a neighbour’s Facebook, bringing them a lot of positive attention.

Bollywood Dance School 

(U.K)

Bollywood Dance School 

Bollywood Through the Eras (1970s/80s/90s)

Bollywood Dance School (BDS) is a global organization operating in over 6 cities across 3 countries: Australia, UK & Canada with the motto of “Connecting Global Communities through Dance”. BDS works with expert faculty, their Principal Dancers & Instructors from the Bollywood Industry who have travelled from India to these respective countries & have been a part of the Bollywood Industry with a teaching experience of over 20 years.
The students of BDS (UK) prepared this show over past 12 weeks of Lockdown where over 200 students trained themselves over ZOOM to prepare this show which showcase the Journey of Indian Cinema

ABRAHAM MAZUMDER 

(India)

 MAESTRO ABRAHAM MAZUMDER 

One of the leading Conductors in Kolkata, India, an eminent composer, music teacher, a highly renowned & prolific personality in India’s European Classical Music scenario for more than last 40 years.
His talent and dedication duly earned him recognition and distinction from Trinity College of Music, London as he earned ATCL and LTCL in violin and came first in Asia. 
He formed his own Chamber Orchestra at the premises of L’ Alliance Francaise de Calcutta (Park Mansion), in 1983, which have given several outstanding performances in different prestigious venues in India & abroad. In 2009 he formed his own institution “ABRAHAM MAZUMDER ACADEMY OF MUSIC” mainly to promote Western Classical Music, which was inaugurated by Russi. H. Mody. His brainchild project “Tagore in Symphony” premiered in Science City Auditorium, Kolkata in November 2007 with a 78-member Symphony Orchestra. Later Maestro Mazumder was invited by Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted the ‘Tagore in Symphony’ with few of his senior disciples combined with 40 members from Munich Philharmonic and performed in their festival in Germany.
Maestro Abraham Mazumder has successfully groomed more than a thousand youngsters till date.

Sarita Sabharwal  

(U.K)

2:00 pm

 Host

Sarita Sabharwal  

Sarita has over 31 years of experience working within the media industry as a Radio and Television presenter. She entered the broadcasting arena whilst studying in Delhi as a radio presenter and singer.
In 1989 Sarita started as a presenter on the first Asian radio station Sunrise radio in the UK and was the first TV presenter to be on TV ASIA’S sky transmission, hosting the Asian morning magazine show. She has worked for Zee TV as a Producer and Presenter in 94/95.
Between 2008-Dec 2013., Sarita has worked as a Station Manager/ Presenter/ producer for Sunrise TV. Hosted health Show, Live interactive shows, and the cookery show Aap Ke Kitchen mein.
2014- April 2020 worked as head of programming & Drive time presenter Lyca/Dilse radio. 
Sarita has done various TV commercials and Inflight entertainment shows for Virgin Atlantic and musical show for Lufthansa airline. She has hosted/ presented several concerts & stage shows for many Bollywood actors and Singers.
Currently she conducts Heart 2 Heart conversation with celebrities on her YouTube channel & on FB.

Preety Bhalla

(India)

Preety Bhalla

Preety, an MBA, is Trained in Hindustani Classical music. She is known for her famous Video Song “Damadam Mast Kalandar” from the Album “Jalwa II” of Times Music. Preety is a Terrific Performer and she has performed all over the World for her concerts, be it corporate or weddings and Rocks the audiences across the globe
Preety has sung in Various Languages for Hindi, Punjabi, Telgu, Tamil & Malayalam Films. She has released various albums of different Genres -Christmas Carols, Bhajans, Patriotic & Sufi Songs, She is truly a very talented and versatile artiste.
Preety has sung a Manipuri song for Priyanka Chopra in the Film “MARY KOM” & also for the South Blockbuster Mohanlal Film “LAILA O LAILA

David Kilowsky

(India)

                David Kilowsky

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.

 

Mohammed Vakil

(India)

Mohammed Vakil

A Star has Risen so they say…. Mohammed Vakil is one of them. A prolific singer, a doyen in his art which he has received as an inheritance, being born in a musical family. Mohammed is Saregama Mega Final Winner. His first break at Bollywood Playback came when he was offered to sing in the hit film Veer Zara and he has also sung under the music direction of the erstwhile Khayyam Saab and here onwards there was no looking back. Mohammed Vakil has gone on to win many awards & honours such as the ‘R.D.Burman Pancham Sanmaan’ in 1998, the Rajasthan Sangeet Academy Award 2001 by Govt. of Rajasthan, the Rajasthan Ratna Award, etc and has released many albums & singles which have brought him many accolades. 1. He has performed nationally & internationally with various renowned artists such as Bhupendra-Mitaliji, Late Jagjit Singhji, Roop Kumar & Sonali Rathodji, Shankar Mahadevan ji, Sonu Nigam ji, Kavita Krishnamurthy ji, Pankaj Udhas ji, Sunidhi Chauhan ji, Pandit Ajay Chakraborty ji, Anoop Jalota ji, & Shreya Ghoshal ji.

Renu Gidoomal 

(U.K)

3:00 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

Tia, Shweta & Sachin

(U.K)

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.

 

Andrea & Sara

(U.S.A)

Andrea and Sara

Deepak Chopra said of Andrea and Sara’s unbelievable journey: “An inspiring odyssey of finding the Divine in everyday life”
Today, Shanti Shanti are the only Sanskrit all-female rock group in America. Raised in Nevada, USA, Andrea & Sara discovered in their childhood they could “spontaneously” read and recite Sanskrit – the world’s oldest language – without any prior training!
With their angelic voices and piercing Sanskrit pronunciation, they combine traditional Sanskrit recitation with popular lyrics, which gives them a sound unlike any other in the world today, with over 9 albums to their name!

Prash Kotecha 

(U.K)

4:00 pm

 Host

Prash Kotecha 

Prash Is an international Wellbeing and Mindset Coach, Speaker, Podcast Host and social media influencer, who is the Founder of Urban Spirituality, Mantra Therapy and CEO of StressToSuccess.

Prash’s longstanding experience in spiritual growth, peak performance, wellbeing practices, emotional and consciousness intelligence, has resulted in a unique style of coaching, training and consulting that blends unconventional wisdom with real-world pragmatism.
Prash is the founder and CEO of Mantra Therapy (www.facebook.com/mantratherapy.co.uk),
StressToSuccess (https://www.stresstosuccess.co) and

Urban Spirituality (https://www.urbanspirituality.co)

Jay Dabhi 

(U.K)

Jay Dabhi 

Jay Dabhi is a versatile London-born singer specialising in Indian Classical music. Jay is the lead singer of the music group, The Mehfillers – an award winning band that headlined at Rangeelu Gujarat music festival in 2016. Jay has years of experience performing ghazals, Qawallis, and Bollywood classics for organisations including Shell, PwC, law firm CMS Cameron McKenna and the charity SHYAM

 

Saachi Sen 

(U.K)

Saachi Sen

Saachi Sen is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist, born in Mumbai and raised in London. Her lyrical pop songs have seen her become a Resident Artist at Camden’s Roundhouse and recipient of PRS for Music’s Lynsey de Paul prize – as well as an International Songwriting Competition Semi Finalist, and a long-listed artist for Glastonbury’s emerging talent search in 2019. Last year she also played twice to 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square, at Pride in London and the city’s official Diwali celebrations. Saachi is currently recording songs for her debut EP, with her first solo music video out this Autumn.

Find out more about her at www.saachisen.com/epk.

 

Jogiraj Sikidar

(Dubai)

Jogiraj Sikidar

Jogiraj Sikidar, is recipient of the prestigious Times Now NRI of the Year Award 2018 in the field of Art & Culture. He is a Hindustani Classical vocalist, theatre director, and multi-award winning creative, brand strategist in the broadcast media industry.
He is founder and director of Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts, Dubai, UAE’s first and largest hub of Indian performing arts training and collaboration center.
Jogiraj is also a seasoned television media person with more than 22 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He has worked as a Creative Director with some of the best TV brands such as National Geographic, OSN, Nickelodeon, MTV, Zee TV, and MBC.
Jogiraj has given more than 800 solo concerts. 

Pehrr Ram 

(U.K)

5:00 pm

Host – Pehrr Ram 

Pehrr is a 16 year old professionally trained Pianist, Singer, Actor, Choreographer, Various Art Form Dancer in Bharatnatyam, Ballet and Tap. She has completed her training achieving highest grades with RAD, ISTD, LAMDA, IDTA, and ABRSM examination bodies. She has already won various accolades through her dance, singing , and piano performances at prestigious venues.

In 2019, Pehrr not only walked away as the winner of Miss Teen Earth United Kingdom and Northern Ireland but was also awarded Hair and Beauty Award as well. She has performed at National Theatre in Behind the Beautiful forevers with Meera Syal and BBC TV series – “Press”, to name a few. She is the Artistic Director of Pehzart and has also co-founded a small charity, Eyebless, based in India (helps to cure newborn babies from blindness). She has also supported Cancer Research UK, Greenfingers’s Charity. She is currently raising funds for MIND, RMBF through her dance and music sessions.
Pehrr has produced the next two blocks of Talent today.
YT Pehzart 

 

Yusuf & Lynne

(South Africa)

Desert Rose

Desert Rose, based in South Africa, was founded in 2000 and are widely regarded as pioneers in Universal sacred World Music. The multicultural duo, Lynne and Yusuf, have to date produced 19 albums and toured internationally to more than 20 countries since 2013, performing at major events for peace, non violence, interfaith and climate change conferences. Their multifaith and multilingual compositions includes Sanskrit, Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Hindi, Gurmukhi, French, Spanish, Latin, Xhosa and N|uu (Ancient Bushmen language).  In 2013 they became part of the UN Interfaith Initiative for COP19 in Warsaw and teamed up with the Brahma Kumaris COP team to perform in Peru (2014), France (2015) and Morocco (2016). Their music has been described as epic and uplifting, allowing the listener to access their inner world, facilitating transformation and raising consciousness. 

Ayako Ichimaru 

(Hong Kong)

Ayako Ichimaru 

Originally from Japan, Ayako Ichimaru has made Hong Kong her new home. She has performed at very special venues with orchestras such as the White House in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. As a charismatic soloist she has performed all over the world and spread her message with her original music of the “Peace and Happiness within”.  Ayako’s music leaves a deep impression and special vibration to the audience as well as the political leaders of the world. She is a “Culture Ambassador of Hong Kong” which is most unusual for a foreigner. Her stunning and beautiful music can be heard in the award-winning (Best Parents Choice Award, NAPA Gold Disc Awards in the USA, Juno Awards nomination in Canada) CD “5 Elements”.

Bollywood Dance School 

Bollywood Dance School (UK)

Bollywood Through the Eras

(2000s & Current Era)

An Interactive online dance course to learn different Dance styles encouraging social distancing & yet staying fit at home! Our Dance classes are run by top quality trained, Industry Professional Instructors with an experience of over 21 years. Dance Classes are available for children (4 to 7 years), Pre Teens (7 to 12 years) and adults (13 years onwards). At Bollywood Dance School UK, we teach different dance styles including Commercial Bollywood, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Jazz, Indian Contemporary and many more to the tunes of Bollywood Music. 
Official website is www.bollywooddanceschool.co.uk 
Instagram: @bollywooddanceschool.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/bollywooddanceschool.uk 

Simran Ahuja 

(India)

6:00 pm

 Host

Simran Ahuja 

Titled Ms India 2013, Simran is also a rising star in Bollywood with her recent debut movie ‘Zindagi Tumse’. An accomplished international Celebrity Anchor, Simran has been associated with the prestigious IIFA Awards, FILMFARE, OSCARS Academy, and many more A-list global events. She is also the recipient of India’s prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Anchor par excellence. Another compelling string to her bow is her talent in Folk Dance. Having won 18 consecutive Folk Dance titles in India and America Simran has also been India’s Cultural Ambassador of Folk Dance.

Sarit and Geri

(U.K)

Geri O’Regan and Sarit Gafan 

The musical partnership of Geri and Sarit began in 2016 when they were paired up for a talent competition at the school where they both worked. This led to their magical co-writing of The Gratitude Song (Make it Right), which they recorded as a charity single to raise funds for homeless charities. They have since taken their mission to spread joy, love and harmony through their words and tunes to a variety of London venues and events. Geri enjoys playing the guitar, ukulele and songwriting, while Sarit loves singing out vibrations of love from deep within her soul – both wish to bring healing to the world through their musical energy.

Radhika Davda 

(U.K)

Radhika Davda

Radhika sings devotional songs, she is a Vocalist & Business owner based in East London. Radhika has been singing bhajans and garba for 5 years. With the blessings of god she has had many opportunities to sing with well known artists.
A few years ago when she went to India, she was very fortunate to sing ‘Vijadi ne Chamkare’ in the presence of Pujya Sant Shree Morari Bapu. She has also been very lucky to receive compliments on her voice, from her idol, the one and only… Shreya Ghoshal. Radhika loves animals. With all the funds she receives from singing, she supports Manavta Gaushala which is in Bhavnagar, India.
Radhika recently released Vijadi ni Chamkare video song . 

Sairam Iyer

(India)

Sairam Iyer 

Sairam Iyer is a singer from India, who is gifted with the unique ability to sing in and effortlessly switch between both, the Male and the Female voices. While his songs are going viral on different public platforms all over, Sairam continues to enthrall his spellbound audiences with his God Gifted voices all over. Sairam has given Playback in many languages and has multiple Music Albums to his credit. He’s performed in over 2,500 concerts all over the world and still counting….

7:00 pm

Thank You 

Technical Director –  Nishit Kotak 

Media Team – Kesh Morjaria, Anita Nomula, Varsha Mistry 
Host Team – Sarita Menon, Ragasudha Vinjamuri, Sarita Sabharwal, Renu Gidoomal, Prash Kotecha, Pehrr Ram and Simran Ahuja 
Back Up Team –  Dr Lalit Sodha , Dr Milen Shah, Mallesh Kota, Deepa Vitlhani, Jayshree Chaudhary and Rajesh Kr Singh. 
Facilitator Team : Clyd Masmela, Jayshree Chaudhary, Jyoti Joshi, Jyoti Karmali, Suresh Gohil , Veena Kona, Dhruv Chattralia and Aruna Ramful

7:00 pm

 Host Conclusion 

Simran Ahuja 

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