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Chandrika Tandon, Grammy-nominated musician, plays benefit concert for The Wellness Initiative
The amazing and talented Chandrika Tandon, her Soul Chants Ensemble, and several Boulder-based singers created a magical evening for friends and supporters of The Wellness Initiative. The concert was followed by a lovely reception catered by the executive chef, Kevin Kidd, of Salt Bistro and the attendees enjoyed food and drinks (including chai smoothie shots), while Jim Beckwith played great live music.
100% of the proceeds from the event benefited The Wellness Initiative and will be used to support our programs in low-income schools.
About the Concert
Chandrika Tandon performed an innovative repertoire of classical chants combining her intensive training in Hindustani and Carnatic Indian music with western rhythms and percussion in an easily accessible way. The concert included selections from her Grammy-nominated album, Soul Call, which was an eight syllable healing chant for wellness, from her new album (Soul March), and other pieces.
Ms. Tandon was accompanied by her Soul Chants ensemble which consists of several musicians playing eastern and western instruments including flute, saxophone, sitar, tabla, mridangam, guitar, and keyboard. She was also joined on stage by several local musicians and singers. Some of the members of her Soul Chants Ensemble are listed below:
Anirban Roy Chowdhury, tabla: betterfly.com/anirban
Pedro Da Silva, guitar: pedrodasilva.com/pedro/Welcome.html
Steve Gorn, flute: stevegorn.com
Abhik Mukherjee, sitar: abhikmukherjee.com
T. S. Nandakumar, mridangam: mridangam.info/tsnandakumar
Premik Russell Tubbs, saxophone: premik.com
Local musicians and singers joining Ms. Tandon on stage included the following:
Joni Allen: myspace.com/joniallen
Jim Beckwith: livemusicforyoga.com
Tom Duffy: FullMoonFullHeart.com
About the Artist
By sharing her music, Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon celebrates the grace that exists in our innermost selves. Trained by masters in Hindustani, Carnatic, South American, and jazz traditions, Ms. Tandon released her second album, Soul Call, under the not-for-profit label Soul Chants Music.
The album has topped world music charts and garnered great acclaim, including a 2011 Grammy nomination. One hundred percent of the proceeds of Soul Chants Music benefits organizations in the fields of community building, arts, and spirituality. Ms. Tandon and her Soul Chants Ensemble have performed in major venues worldwide, including the Lincoln Center in New York City and the Olympia Stadium in Berlin. Chandrika Tandon is an active participant in business and global education, and she is the chair of the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation. Learn more at soulchants.com.