Kamini’s musical journey started in central India with her mother Uma Natarajan. She started learning intricacies and nuances of Indian Classical Music since she was 6 yrs old. She would spend hours coming up with various improvisations at different time signatures. At the age of 10, Kamini started training under one of the most loved and respected musicians of India, Pt. Krishna Kant Shukla and Shri Rajeev Sharma. She graduated in Vocal music and was on Top position at her University. After years of rigorous training, Kamini started performing at various National level music festivals and her performances were adjudged as “Outstanding” by experts in the field. Kamini was one of the youngest graded artist from All India Radio, Indore (India). She regularly appeared in National Television of India. She is currently a senior discipline of Pt. Arun Dravid of Jaipur Gharana.
After moving to Los Angeles area in 2002, Kamini collaborated with various music producers and composers of different genres and recorded and performed live. Her song “Devi,” a World Music composition is featured along with Anoushka Shankar and Talvin Singh on the “Tantra Lounge” album. Kamini’s versatility and deep knowledge in music allows her to easily sing and improvise over wide genres of music. Recently she has lent her voice for a song “Karma” in a Rock music album with Michael Cutting. Her latest Music Album Chants for Meditation with Music Composer and Producer Ken Elkinson has been extremely successful and received rave reviews from fans of New Age, World and Yoga Music. Her song was featured in a movie Child Of Nature. She has collaborated with musicians of different genres : Rock, EDM, Armenian, Persian and Jazz.
She has performed at lot of Big Music Festivals across California and world wide: Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Moksha, World Cultural Fest, Yoga Fest, Modesto Unplugged Music Festival, Carlsbad Music Festival, One Love Experience Festival, Veda Mela etc. She has been one of the first Indian Classical singers to perform at some of these events. Audience who listen to her for the first time are enthralled by her angelic voice and mesmerizing performance. She also regularly performs at wellness, vegan-vegetarian, green and holistic expos, retreats, and music festivals.
Kamini currently lives in Simi Valley, CA. She teaches Indian Classical Music, performs and records. She plays Indian Classical music as well as devotional, Kirtan music. She is the organizer of Simi Valley Kirtan MeetUp Group. Kamini frequently performs in Southern California area and is much sought after Kirtan Artist. Her command over intricacies of Raga and her soulful voice leaves audience mesmerized and asking for an encore. Her music is spiritual, mystical and simply engaging. She incorporates intricate Ragas and traditional rhythm patterns – “Taals” and lifts listeners into a higher state of consciousness- a state of pure bliss, away from day-to-day stress.
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“I am always mesmerized by Kamini’s music. She is a custodian of a long lineage of Indian Classical Music, more specifically devotional music. It’s a blessing that she is keeping the traditions alive and passing on the gift of music to us in these modern times. She has very masterfully created so many songs/chants for us to connect with the divine. Her artistic abilities transcend the devotional music genre; she is truly a world musician. I high recommend her music to relax and go deeper into our conversations with spirit.”
– Arvind Chittumalla
Founder Moksha Festival
“I love Kamini’s beautifully melodic, soothing and unique voice. Her sonic compositions and vocal approach takes the listener on a wonder journey. Her music resonates in my soul and moves me. That is the point of music, right? To invoke emotion and passion. Kamini delivers.”
– Michael Cutting
“Kamini’s voice is one of a kind and CELESTIAL.. her style of engaging the audience – allows non-singers like us who meditate – experience the majic and bliss of soul stirring kirtans – our hearts and souls get uplifted each time we attend her session.. We are so delighted to have these opportunities to attend her kirtans – thanks a ton from the bottom of our hearts..”
“Kamini is an amazing musician with such a soulful voice. I am always transported to a place of peace and joy when I attend her Kirtan events.”
Intuitive Health Coach