* Soul Raga (work in progress)
With Soul Raga, Srivani is exploring new directions in developing and improvising the Indian raga collaboratively with other world music traditions and creating a new sound. Supported by independent artist grants from 4Culture and Jack Straw Productions, Seattle.
Kashti (Paper boat) with Sundanese Musician Ade Suparman. Listen to excerpt [5:43].
Srivani Jade (Hindustani Vocals), Ade Suparman (Kacapi, Suling, Kendang). Composition describes paper boats lightly floating in from a distance. The river of life is a theme common to both Indonesia and India. And aren't we all floating towards an imaginary shore, meeting other boats en route, and sharing experiences?
Ballad of the Desert with Ravi Albright (Tabla) and Thione Diop (Senegalese drum)
Going Away with Kristos Govetas (Greek Clarinet)
* Raag-rang: Art to Art
December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014 – Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 7pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
*Astitva: A Tale of Two Queens
Jan 14, 2012. A world premiere at Kirkland Performance Center that celebrates the royalty inside us all. Odissi Dance choreographer Dr. Ratna Roy and Hindustani vocalist Srivani Jade tell the true stories of Meera Bai, poetess and saint, and Rani Lakshmibai, warrior Queen of Jhansi, through music and dance. Their courage, devotion, wisdom and enduring power continue to inspire women around the world.