Kirtana Kumar, Priya Mendens and Shalini Subramanian join Thermal And A Quarter at The Highland Nectar, a spacious and lively bar occupying pride of place at the Grand Arrival Court of the ITC Royal Gardenia. Look forward to an evening of uplifting performances as the divas regale you with their chosen favourites and lend their signature flourish to TAAQ’s unique repertoire.
Bangalore-based actor and theatre personality KIRTANA KUMAR keeps her fine singing talent carefully obscured though, in an unguarded moment, she admitted to us that “in my dark (albeit lovely) past, I used to sing.” Her most recent singing gigs were for Kevin Oliver’s “Shakuntala” in Dubai and her own production (with husband Konarak Reddy) “One Night in Paris” in Bangalore. She is currently on tour with Anil Abraham’s “Gentlemen”.
Few music-loving Bangaloreans need an introduction to PRIYA MENDENS. For 15 years she has been performing lead roles in musicals such as “Hello Dolly”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Grease”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, etc. She has shared stage with TAAQ in the past and looks forward to a memorable reunion.
SHALINI SUBRAMANIAN is equally excited about discovering new soundscapes as she is about designing clothes for her fashion label “Plantation House”. Trained in Indian classical voice from the age of four, she was influenced by her dad’s indiscriminate attention to harmonies that range from refrigerator drones to tanpura tones. She loves Hindustani classical music, classical and contemporary jazz, and enjoys folk music from all over the world. She has previously joined TAAQ in concert.
OCT 29 at Highland Nectar, ITC Royal Gardenia, 1, Residency Road, Bangalore. Entry free (it’s not some fancy invite-only do). Be there with friends.