Padmashree awardee Kavita Krishnamurthy has been globetrotting for her gigs for many years now. This might have kept her busy for some time but it did not stop her from completing her untitled debut solo album.
‘Pyaar Hua Chupke Se’ singer gained famed through her film projects. However, she has constantly worked with many other musicians on independent music projects. Talking about the album, Krishnamurthy said, “The album is on the verge of completion. It took me long to finish the album because of my prior commitments. The album will be out by the end of 2015.” Krishnamurthy started working on the album three years ago.
The album will have eight to nine songs and will feature artistes like Pandit Jasraj, Lucky Ali, Sonu Nigam and Krishnamurthy’s better half Dr L Subramaniam. The lyrics of the album are penned by lyricist Javed Akhtar and Ravindra Jain.
She also hinted that she is working on few other non-film projects with some known artistes. Krishnamurthy said, “I am not doing many Bollywood projects. I really do not want to take up projects which are not mainstream films. In regional space, I am lending my vocals to mainstream films there.” She also expressed her displeasure on derogatory lyrics penned by lyricist today. “I grew up listening to meaningful and soulful lyrics which is not the case now. I miss the era I grew up in,” she stated.
Other than her singing career, Krishnamurthy is also known for her role in organising Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival. The annual festival is hosted by Krishnamurthy and her husband who is a violin maestro Subramaniam. The festival has been held in 55 cities across 22 countries. Commenting on the same, she said, “The festival has had its abroad editions in the past, we would have it in the future as well.” Commenting on the next edition, she said that it will continue to be six – city festival that will take place somewhere between December 2015 and January 2016.
Krishnamurthy, Subramanian and their son Ambi Subramaniam, were also recently seen sharing a stage at Whistling Woods International for the fifth VEDA event. Trio connected with the students and shared their experience in music. Krishnamurthy said, “Talking to the students, was more like walking down the memory lane.” She further added, “I did not get to hear them play but the students had great passion for music and their response when we played on stage was the right one.”
Krishnamurthy was also closely associated with various Government ministries of India. She was also seen performing at the popular US stint of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden.
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