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I am aruna antonella Handa

 

A powerhouse voice, a commanding presence, and a poet’s respect for the lyric, Aruna Antonella Handa digs deep and delivers. If Betty sings like a trumpet and Billie like a sax, Aruna Antonella sings like a cello, deep, resonant and earthy. Carter, Holiday, Odetta, Joplin, Joni and Aretha: it’s all there in a voice you’ll not soon forget. Her original compositions, in a style she calls new chamber, emerge from folk, jazz, rock, and chanson, sprinkled with quotes and tributes to the pantheon of vocalists and musicians whom she admires. Handa’s compositions are built around the texture of the human voice. She’s played in a variety of ensembles and contexts from chapel choirs, to opera chorus, from voice and stand-up bass to Celtic-influenced bands, to voice & piano, and voice & percussion. For more on her work in food, please see alimentaryinitiatives.com. Handa is at work on a number of recording projects of her original work including two song cycles Addicts and Bones. The first album is slated for release in early 2019. Together with  Artists of the Aurora, Handa is also preparing to record her composition "Have You Seen My Sister?". This piece had its première at Nuit Blanche 2017 in Toronto, in a 12-hour rendition sung by the Artists of the Aurora under Handa's direction.
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(Photo credits below (L-R): Cher Knightgale Geoffrey Bendz, Bendz,  AAH.)

 

 
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AAH next performance

 

THURSDAY MAY 24/18
MONARCH TAVERN

12 CLINTON STREET
Toronto 8 pm

$12 ADV; $14 at the door
info@aruna.ca

SATURDAY JUNE 9/18
open tuning festival
seaton village, toronto
venue & time tBA

free admission

 





 

 
 
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EMAIL: hello@aruna.ca

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by Aruna Antonella Handa

Early work-in-progress solo versions of some songs. Working on recording projects of original material.


VOCAL COACHING &
VOICE & COMPOSITION LESSONS

ARUNA ANTONELLA HANDA

Sing with all your heart.