When four extremely talented
musicians come together, they bring an energy that creates magic, beauty and
INDIVA features four divas on a
musical journey that blends Hindustani, Elements of Jazz, Classical and World
Music. Charting a soundscape that fuses raga influenced melodic lines and
Indian rhythm patterns; their music breathes nature’s elements of Earth, Wind,
Fire and Water.
Together these Divas of music blend
their skill, grace and style to create a very refreshing sound.
Hamsika Iyer -
Known to be the songbird and darling
of the Bollywood Playback industry, Hamsika recently took home 3 State Level
Awards and the Mirchi Award this year. Her song “Chammak Challo” from
the movie ‘Ra One’ and the current hit “1234 Get on the Dance
Floor” from Chennai Express have catapulted her into a higher orbit.
She leaves the listener breathless
with her unique skills. A vocalist with a difference, Hindustani and Carnatic
styles makes itself felt into her unique rich heritage of music. She regularly
features with big International bands at Music Festivals across the World. As
an artist, Hamsika comes with a rich heritage in music, and is known for her
blend of Hindustani with Carnatic. She is a regular feature at music festivals
across the world, along with popular international bands.
Merlin D'souza -
India’s leading lady musician is a
consummate Pianist Composer and Music Director. Nominated for 2013 KARAMVEER
AWARDS For her role in music for Women’s Empowerment. She also happens to be
the only Indian Lady Music- Producer to have composed music for Bollywood,
Theatre and Ad Films, besides this, she has composed & produced music for
Albums, performed at over 400 concerts and has toured extensively across
Europe, Asia and America. Merlin is a regular feature at various Corporate
Do’s, Social events and Music Festivals with her various Musical Outfits. Her
versatile playing skills and her humble approach make her the ideal choice for
renowned musicians of Indian or International repute to collaborate with her on
any genre of music. All in all she is a Diva who adds value to anything that’s
Shruti B. Padhye -
Shruti’s dexterity on the
violin encompasses Hindustan and Fusion styles. Her recent nomination for Zee
Marathi Awards for best female vocalist has propelled her into the limelight as
a singer too. Her flexibility and warm interpretations make her a well sought
after musician on stage, in film studios and the Corporate World. She is also a
versatile Classical dancer and an accomplished Singer, who contributes and
excels in every bit of the composition.
Vivienne Pocha -
Vocals & Guitar
Vivienne Is a recipient for the
Best Female Singer at the JD Rolling Stone Awards. She has been known to regale
audiences with her soulful, stirring and soaring vocal and theatrical prowess
from the tender age of twelve. She interestingly combines the genres of jazz,
blues, Indian fusion, funk, folk and rock styles in her music. She has acted as
the leading lady for musical theatre with Directors like Rahul Da Cunha, Pearl
Padamsee, Noel Godin Vivienne has lent her voice for over 100 jingles, vocal
textures and voice-overs for many leading brands. Her musical repertoire
extends to the studios for Bollywood ‘s famous composers.
Motivational Speaker | Amputee Bharatanatyam Dancer | Bollywood Actress
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.