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March 13, 2013

Tuneful Crooner

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Photograph by Poulomi Dey.

For Reewa Rathod, who plays the piano, composes and writes her songs, and has forayed into Hindustani, Carnatic and Western classical music, the emotions come first and then the rhythm

Flying solo on the success of her birthday concert while showcasing multiple musical facets at the Bandra Amphitheatre, Reewa Rathod is thrilled that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has come her way at such a nascent stage in her musical journey. Hailing from a lineage of music maestros, Reewa is the daughter of singer duo Sonali and Roopkumar Rathod.

Trained in Hindustani, Carnatic as well as Western classic music, Reewa has accomplished eight grades in piano with a distinction from The Royal Associated Board of London. Foraying into a diverse genre of Indian and classical fusion, this artist cum pianist also has a natural flair for composing and writing her own songs. “In today’s world of rhythm oriented music you will find my songs more soulful. For me, the emotions come first and then the rhythm.”

Unblemished by the trappings of stardom, Reewa is far from being star struck: “Success is never achieved since life is a learning platform.” Competition doesn’t scare her for she believes that “there is enough room for everyone to leave a mark and there is always someone to replace the high fliers”.

Music is not her only prowess. She is also a national level award-winning horse-rider. Young, ambitious and ready to save the world, she secretly wishes to build a music school for the underprivileged section of society.

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