If you’re an Indian and a lover of all things percussion, you must have, at some point in your life heard the rhythmic musings of Anandan Sivamani.  Sivamani is a multi talented percussionist proficient in playing multiple musical instruments including the Drums, the Octoban, the Darbuka, the Udukai and the Kanjira.

Sivamani began his musical journey at the tender age of 11. His inspirations include Noel Grant and Billy Cobham. His style can be extremely deceptive for the uninitiated. He can go from being deeply mysterious and spiritual at one moment to tantalizing and exuberant at the next.
Sivamani comes from a rich musical heritage. His father, S. M. Anandan was a well known drummer in the South Film industry. Sivamani began playing the drums when he was seven and performed for the first time on stage when he was twelve. Sivamani therefore most certainly cannot complain of stage fright!
Siva’s earliest experiments have been with Carnatic Maestros, Kunnaikudi Vaidyanathan, T V Gopalakrishnan as well as thavil masters Valayapatti Subramaniam and Pazhanivel and L. Shankar. His dream came true when he was invited to share the stage with UstadZakir Hussain along with Trilok Gurtu at Mumbai’s famed Rang Bhavan – opening up myriad musical possibilities.
Besides being a solo performer, Sivamani has two music bands, Asia Electrik and Silk & Shradha who he plays for. In addition he has also played the drums for many Indian films including Roja, Rang De Basanti ,Taal, Lagaan among others. You may also remember him as the man who composed the official song for the Chennai Super Kings IPL team.

So, if you’re a diehard fan, be sure to catch him live as he enthralls audiences at Swaraveda on the 11th of November at the Gachibowli Indoor Staduium, Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad between 6.00pm to 9.00pm

For details you can check out our Facebook page on ‘Swaraveda’.

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