© 2018 by Harini Iyer

About

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music"

Nietzsche

Harini is a classically trained Carnatic vocalist, currently studying Contemporary Music and Production at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

 

She blends raga and jazz idioms into something fresh and exciting and aims at transcending genres and styles. Apart from Carnatic and Jazz she also draws influence from Neo-Soul and RnB. She graduated with a degree in Electronic Communications and a Masters in Engineering Management. Before pursuing music full time at Berklee, she worked as a Business Analyst with an IT firm in Arlington, USA and as a Software Developer in Bangalore, India. 

 

She is a self taught contemporary western vocalist and has been formally trained in Carnatic music for 12 years, and the classical Indian dance form Bharatnatyam for 15 years. She grew up doting on Bombay Jayasree, TM Krishna and Aruna Sriram and draws inspiration from them. She has performed for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the auspicious  "Art of Living 10th Mahotsavam" and at the "Tirupathi Thirumalai Devastanam" in Chennai.

 

She is currently an active member and the choreographer of the renowned Berklee Indian Ensemble and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir. She was recently invited by the Mediterranean Music Institute to perform as a soloist in the Rhythm of the Lorca Berklee Performance Center show featuring  the world renowned cajon player Israel “El Piraña” Suarez and was recently featured on the radio podcast  “Hoy Por Hoy/ Cadena SER“ with Latin Grammy-Winner Javier Limon. As an Indian Raga Fellow, she was one  of the opening artists for Arijit Singh at the Shoreline Auditorium in California.

 

She also performed with Shreya Ghoshal, Vadim Neselovskyi and Tigran Hamasyan among others.

 

As of May, 2017 she is continuing her studies at Berklee College of Music.

Harini has many ambitious music goals but the most import amongst them all is to connect with people on a deeper level and reflect on important social issues like world compassion, collective motivation and sustaining nature. Her goal is to collaborate with like minded artists from different walks of life.  She aims at breaking musical stereotypes and bringing together a world of fusion music that brings a sense of heightened awareness towards our planet. 

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