The Climate Message: Srivani Jade

Srivani Jade – Voice
Hyderabad, India & Kirkland, Washington, USA


Srivani comes from an intensely musical family, and was introduced to music at the age of four by her father Bhavani Prasad Jade and uncle Raghavendra Tilwalli. Srivani has performed regularly on stage, radio and television in India from the age of five. She now concertizes regularly both in India and North America, has several solo albums to her credit, and has received grants and awards for original work in Indian music. She is also on the performance roster of 4Culture (Seattle) and All India Radio (Dharwad).

She started her Khayal training with Dr. Sharad Gadre in the Gwalior style (2002-03). Since 2006, she has been studying the Kirana style with Pandit Parameshwar Hegde of Bangalore, India. In addition, Srivani has acquired an eclectic collection of Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Chaiti, Hori, Jhoola, Tappa and Bhajans from various sources, including archival recordings. She enjoys the folk verse, emotive capacity and versatile treatment of raagas in these genres.


If you’re a performer in any idiom, please consider joining the Climate Message Video Festival, an online initiative bringing together musicians from all over the world to increase awareness of climate change.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Turn on video recording on your cellphone or webcam.

2. Play or sing 20-30 seconds of music – anything you like.

3. Speak to the camera, in any language you like. Say your name, your location, and some sentence like, “Climate change is a danger to us all — time to take action.”

4. Play or sing another 20-30 seconds of music.

5. Turn off video.

6. Email file to

7. There is no 7. You’re done.

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