Indiva all-woman band to perform in Kerala capital city on Tuesday

The four-member band, led by noted pianist and composer Merlin D’Souza, is performing in Kerala for the first time.

Published: 25th April 2017 03:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2017 03:08 AM   |  A+A-

Members of Indiva, the Mumbai-based all-woman band, rehearsing at the Tagore Hall in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday | B P Deepu

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Indiva, the Mumbai-based all-woman band, will perform in the city on Tuesday. The four-member band, led by noted pianist and composer Merlin D’Souza, is performing in Kerala for the first time.

Merlin has worked for a spate of hit Bollywood  films, including ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, ‘Road’, ‘Prince of Egypt’ and ‘Bombay Boys.’ A recipient of the best composer award at Los Angeles cine fest, she also handled the music for the Hindi version of Disney’s popular animation film ‘Lion King.’

“It’s our first time in Kerala and we will be singing a Malayalam song as well,”says Merlin.  “Each one of us will be representing an element from earth, water, fire, wind and sky. Through our music we will be introducing a sixth element - vibration,” she says.

The other members of the band are Vivienne Pocha (vocalist), Shruti Bhave (violin) and Chandana Bala Kalyan (vocalist). Joining them for the concert will be Sapna Mane on drums and cine actor and noted kathak artist Aditi Bhagat. The band will be performing at Tagore Theatre at 6 pm and the event is open for the public.

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