Reprise: Many Faces of Love
A multidisciplinary performance about love
Love, the force that unites humanity. Shivali Bhammer takes you on an exciting poetic journey of love stories based on ancient Hindu scriptures. Each story unravels an emotion that can touch any heart, and sheds light on a different perspective of what touches our core, love. If you want to experience an adventure full of passion, unexpected twists and a dash of drama, all you have to do is sit back and listen.
The essence of these nine extraordinary affairs of the heart is enhanced with melodic ragas-based compositions by Diepak Ramjiawan, and the rich vibration of the strings by Annelieke Marselje on the violin. At the end of this journey you will fall in love with love itself!
About the Artists
Shivali was born in London, having studied Economics & Philosophy, she embarked on a career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs but quickly left to pursue her artistic passions. She was signed to Sony Music BMG and has released two devotional albums, The Bhajan Project and Urban Temple, which reached number 1 on the iTunes World Chart. Shivali was nominated for two global Indian Music Awards at the age of 23 and was listed on the Top 25 Under 25 South Asian Artists in England.
Shivali also holds a diploma in Acting, Kathak (classical Indian Dance) and Ballet. As a writer she has published for newspapers such as The Financial Times, The Orange County Register, Science & Spirituality, Spirituality & Health, Hinduism Today, Spiritual Directors International, and India Link on topics of philosophy and faith. Shivali is also an award-winning playwriter and founder of A Conscious Stream Productions.
Sarnami-Hindustani vocalist Diepak Ramjiawan was born and raised in Rotterdam. The young singer gave his first concerts in prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Doelen and the World Forum Theatre. One concert in particular is very dear to him, since he had the honour to perform as a supporting act for Ustad Zakir Hussain. During his act Diepak sang the Shiva Tandav Stotram while he played the tabla.
It’s been a year since he started to produce Spirituals/Devotional Mantra Music in his own unique style. Diepak believes that Music connects us to our inner self. “What this connectivity truly signifies is the listener’s personal experience.”
When she was 5 years old, Annelieke was taking violin lessons at the SKVR in Rotterdam. Afterwards she went to high school for Music and Dance and received lessons from Thijs Kramer, who was part of the Rotterdams Conservatorium. After high school she moved on to the Rotterdams Conservatorium and afterwards graduated at the Fontys Conservatorium in Tilburg in 2010.
Since 2016, she is teaching classes at the pop-academy of Codarts as a violin teacher.
Through the years she has worked with many national and international jazz and pop artists for CD-recordings, concerts and music videos.
Some of these artists are: Jose James, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Kensington, Krezip, Andre Hazes, Navarone, Nick & Simon, Doe Maar, Anouk, Afrojack, Rod Stewart, and Michael Bublé.
She performs in orchestras quartets, solo but also as the Marselje Duo together with her sister Dorine who plays the concertharp.