Formed by singer/songwriter Bindu Subramaniam (“third generation prodigy” – The Hindustan Times) and violinist/composer Ambi (“the new king of Indian classical violin”- Times of India), SubraMania performs contemporary world music by fusing traditional Indian music with elements of pop, rock and jazz. It has built on a multi generational musical tradition, but with a sound that is distinctly it’s own.
Both Bindu and Ambi are established solo performers, with awards, hundreds of stage performances and multiple albums to their credit. They decided to create SubraMania, as a new voice for contemporary world music, and the music video for their first release “Days in the Sun” had over a million views on Facebook.
SubraMania has performed across Europe, the U.S. and in India, including a January 2016 tour of Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, in venues from concert halls to festivals, clubs, corporate performances and major college events. They have collaborated with Grammy winner Hubert Laws, Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts, tuba virtuoso Oystein Baadsvik, Blues harmonica legend Corky Siegel, Flamenco guitarist Carlos Blanco, Bollywood music director Aadesh Srivastav for his Global Sounds of Peace project, Indi-pop legend Lesle Lewis and American Idol drummer Russ Miller.
Bindu and Ambi also run the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, and the SaPa in Schools program, which teaches music to children as part of school curriculum to over 10,000 children. They are also closely involved with the philanthropic activities of the Subramaniam Foundation, started by their parents Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam.