Menaka Thomas' debut album My Eyes Can See will stir your soul!
Celebrate Menaka Thomas' debut album launch at the Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC) on Saturday, 25 May.
Proudly presented by BEMAC, this exciting live music event promises to be one of soul-stirring music, narrative, raw emotion and human connection.
A few years ago, Menaka could barely see. She couldn't tell the difference between a knife and fork, or decipher how many fingers were held in front of her face. This is where she found her music. In the long journey to recovery, Menaka's debut album My Eyes Can See was born.
Menaka's sound is a fusion of musical worlds. She hails from a musical family deeply rooted in South Indian classical music but her exploration of songwriting has endowed her with a unique sound, which intersects traditional and contemporary, East and West.
To bring the joyful and vibrant music to life on stage, Menaka is accompanied by a top-class line up of musicians, including Tenzin Choegyal, Meg Burstow, Richard Grantham, Tsoof Baras, Evan Osborne, Rebecca Bornstein and Shen Flindell.
All are welcome to Menaka Thomas' Debut Album Launch at Queensland Multicultural Centre from 7.00pm.
Menaka Thomas Bio:
Menaka Thomas hails from a family of Indian classical musicians and has been surrounded by traditional, devotional Indian music since she was a young girl. She started formal vocal training in classical Indian music at the tender age of 5 under the tutelage of her mother, Vijaya Visvanathan, principal of the Sri Krishna Music Academy in Brisbane.
She has a passion for sharing the divinity of Indian music, and has performed at many community events and festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland Multicultural Festival and the Encounters India Festival.
More recently, she has started to explore the fusion of Indian vocals with other world music elements. She was a member of the unique world fusion trio, "Spirit of Bhakti".
Menaka also enjoys teaching Indian music and voice work, through workshops, seminars at Yoga retreats and private studios throughout Brisbane.