Electronic Press Kit
Avanti Nagral is a Performing Artist and Singer/Songwriter from the soul of Bombay and the heart of Boston. She combines her experience across various genres – Indian Classical, Broadway, Church/Gospel and Devotional – into a modern Pop-Soul sound, woven through her global experiences and multicultural identity. She released her debut single, ‘I Like’, in June of 2017, along with the first Virtual Reality Music Video in South Asia, directed by acclaimed director Blake Farber, who has worked with artists like Beyonce and brands like Nike.
Avanti was Best Actress nominee at the National Theater Awards in India, for her lead role of Agnes in the reproduction of the 1982 Broadway Play ‘Agnes of God’ in India. She has performed concerts and events at venues across India, the US and the Philippines, been interviewed on leading radio stations, and been featured in publications like The Times of India, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, NDTV, DNA, Indian Express and HerCampus, among others.
Avanti is also one of the first to pursue a dual degree between Harvard University and the Berklee College of Music.
She is also passionate about Global Health and Empowerment. Avanti has done work in the fields of Music Therapy, Anemia, Organ Donation, Cardiac Disease, Cardiac Disease, CPR/Emergency Care and Mental Health, through research, advocacy and creating initiatives. In 2013, she founded YCPR, a Youth Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation campaign which empowers the youth to help save lives within their communities. She launched an educational tour at schools across India this past June, conducting performance-cum-workshops, and sharing her journey in hopes to encourage students to pursue their own versions of passion and purpose, and is launching one in the US and other parts of the world soon!
“This is my first time listening to Avanti Nagral, but she has a truly amazing voice”
“Avanti Nagral is one busy girl”
“Artiste Avanti Nagral, in her debut English single, ‘I Like’, has done something quite unique”
“The song, with its addictive chorus, is a rendition of Avanti’s hybrid personal and musical identity.”
“She grew up doing a lot of devotional music and simultaneously started playing piano at the age of 5.”
“At 19, Avanti Nagral already has more than a few feathers in her cap.”
Times of India Student Edition
“The transition from ‘I think I can’ to ‘I know I can’ makes a lot of difference.”
“The first student to pursue a dual degree from two prestigious institutions also has a virtual reality music video titled ‘I Like'”
“Avanti is a role model for young people with a clear message that they can pursue their dreams and make a great success of themselves at a young age”
“Singing and composing is the passion of her life”
“This is the beginning of a new chapter in the music scene in India”
“I hope to explore that segment and create recognition for Indian pop artists internationally”
“Avanti Nagral, a multi-talented young artiste from Boston, has launched her debut English single, ‘I Like”
“Avanti’s music encompasses various genres – Indian Classical, Broadway, Church/Gospel and Devotional – into a modern Pop-Soul sound”
“A new brand of i-pop music (Indian pop, immersive pop)”
“young Avanti Nagral took the microphone and sang straight from the heart”
“Through her songs she wishes to portray the diversity and power of modern Indian women and girls”
“Avanti has a soulful and mature voice that is full of emotion. “
“She juggles three loves that clamor for attention constantly – song, theatre and public health”
“Eclectic pop and soul with a propensity for strong female voices”
India’s first ever Virtual Reality video shot in 360 degrees by Avanti Nagral for her debut single ‘I Like’.
“The young Avanti Nagral brought her diverse musical repertoire, yet again…the young Broadway Show artist isn’t new to live performances and Nagral used her experience to ensure an ideal opening musical set was created”
“Avanti has sung in several productions of Broadway Shows, Concerts and Events”
“Avanti can be simply summed up in three words – witty, kind and inspiring”
“She portrays the role of the beautiful and tormented soul Agnes with such vulnerability and innocence that your heart goes out to her…her angelic face, coupled with her ethereal singing skills, lend her character a haunting quality”
“Avanti Nagral, who plays the protagonist in the play, lamented that the drama off-stage was more than onstage: ‘In a span of 72 hours, we’ve been forbidden to perform at our original venue, have been receiving threats of arrest and imprisonment, an FIR was filed against our director, and a group of people has tried to make our life miserable. We have had to file for police protection: all in an effort to provide a voice for issues which demand a voice in this day and age.’”
“A hundred white balloons were released into the air as singer Avanti Nagral performed Michael Jackson’s ‘We are the World’”
“[The Tribute] featured musical performances from the Shillong Chamber Choir, Avanti Nagral and Luke Kenny, among others, [and[ also saw several diplomats in attendance”
“Her diverse music repertoire extends across both Western and Indian music”
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