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Bhavana Reddy, Hollywood singer, lyricist performed live at Hard Rock Cafe

Mumbai (Feb. 08, 2015): Bhavana Reddy is an acclaimed Kuchipudi Dancer and Singer-Songwriter from Hollywood (California),daughter and disciple of legendary dancing couple Padmabhushans Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy. She has been getting attention worldwide for her unique combination of Indian Classical Kuchipudi Dance and Western Music performances.She performed at Hard Rock Cafe where Ranjit Barot,Maya Barot came to wish her all the best.She also did jugalbandi with her mother Kaushalya Reddy.

At age 7 itself, she was declared a dancing prodigy touring USA, Canada, Europe, UAE and South East Asia. From performing dance for International Prime Ministers to Prince of Wales to performing for prestigious festivals such as Khajuraho, Konark, Sadler’s Wells Festival (London) to singing for Hollywood movie, Fox Entertainment's Joy Ride 3, music and dance truly runs through Bhavana’s central core. 

In early 2014, Bhavana released her self-produced debut EP "Tangled In Emotions" recorded and mixed by John Would (Fiona Apple, Iggy Pop) & mastered by Reuben Cohen (Slumdog Millionaire, Game of Thrones). Her EP topped charts at #2 in KAOS Radio Station Washington and Aggie Radio Utah, #3 at KGAR California and WGSU New York, #5 on UMSL (St. Louis), WMUH (Philadelphia) and WRST (Wisconsin) and is played in over 40 stations in USA, Canada, India and Australia.

She is a finalist in ‘2014 International Songwriting Competition’ USA and received honorable mention in the ‘Unsigned Only’ Completion, USA for her popular hit ‘Smells Like Rain’. The EP debuted at #19 on the CMJ radio music charts and she received the highest review in Music Connection Magazine, rave reviews/ features in USA’s 2nd largest daily–The Daily News (McKeesport), The Aquarian Weekly (NY/NJ). 

Bhavana’s music is an interesting blend of Indian concept of melodies blended with western harmonies held together by a string of poetry. She is creating an exotic neo-psychedelic vibe being compared to a melting pot of eastern & western genres with hints of Fiona Apple, Susheela Raman, Dead Can Dance and Led Zeppelin. Her performances are visually in sync with theatrical/story telling nature of Kuchipudi dance. As a whole, Bhavana's music plays with the essence of rich Indian heritage in a language known to you.