Shruthi Veena Vishwanath | Pune
Shruthi Veena Vishwanath is a singer, song catcher, stirrer of herstory, educator and curator. Trained in classical music for many years, Shruthi later dived deep into the roots of the traditions, traveling and learning from traditional practitioners in rural areas. She has performed at festivals and venues across the world (Kabir Festival Mumbai, Jaipur Literature Festival, NCPA, Habitat Centre, among others) spoken and taught at leading universities on traditional music and mystical traditions of South Asia (UC Berkeley, IIT Bombay, among others) and received multiple grants for research and performance (India Foundation for the Arts, Sandbox Collective, Sahapedia-UNESCO, etc). She has worked with hundreds of children across schools on different lenses of music education- including a focus on self, expression, performance, and for healing. She currently leads an inclusive community for song-learning called Music in the Machan.