BANGALORE, February 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Machani Ananda and TAAQademy come together to host an evening dedicated to entrepreneurs and musicians in the city
Machani Ananda, the first-ever curated living space for entrepreneurs will be home to the first TAAQademy music school in South Bengaluru. The launch of TAAQademy (music school by the award winning band, Thermal and a Quarter) at Ananda was marked by a live music event, 'Sounds of Success'.
Machani Ananda is the brainchild of Ravi Machani - a third generation entrepreneur of the Machani Group - one of the oldest and widely respected business conglomerates in South India. Ananda is designed to promote holistic harmony and provide an environment of continuous learning, mentoring and growing to entrepreneurs. Recognizing the influence of music in community building and in the entrepreneurial journey, Machani Ananda will house TAAQademy at its premises. The objective is to encourage more entrepreneurs and their families to pursue music.
'Sounds of Success' was a tribute to entrepreneurship, music and community living. Along with Thermal and a Quarter, the event saw performances by some of the city's leading entrepreneur-musicians Ajit Nambiar, MD and Chairman of BPL and Philipe Haydon, CEO of The Himalaya Drug Company.
Ravi Machani, MD and Chairman of Machani Group, said, "Our partnership TAAQademy is a first-of-its kind initiative, aimed at spreading the deeper message of heritage, culture and music and encourage the rich cultural milieu of South India. Ananda is an endeavour to create a community that everyone can benefit from and contribute to. What better way to create opportunities for personal as well as family enrichment than to have a unique music academy within the community."
"TAAQademy is very close to our hearts. Over the last eight years, we have developed a deep understanding of how music impacts different facets of an individual's life and brings tremendous benefits. Our partnership with Machani Ananda is a first for us - it's great to share our vision with them and bring meaningful and holistic music education to the community. We look forward to introducing the first TAAQademy in the heart of old Bangalore," added Bruce Lee Mani and Rajeev Rajagopal, Founders of TAAQademy.
The role of music in enhancing productivity and creativity, and building empathy, is well-documented. Many accomplished entrepreneurs like Paul Allen, Co-Founder of Microsoft, Steve Wozniak, Co- Founder of Apple, and Roger McNamee, Founder of Silver Lake Partners and Elevation Partners are also active performing musicians. Music is powerful at the level of the social group because it facilitates communication which goes beyond words, enables meanings to be shared, and promotes the development and maintenance of individual, group, cultural and national identities. It helps people get out of their silos, start talking to each other, and realize they share a lot of the same goals. Residents at Ananda will be encouraged to form bands within the community which will help bring them together.
About Machani Ananda
Machani Ananda is the first ever curated living space for entrepreneurs and is the brainchild of Bangalore’s leading entrepreneur, Ravi Machani. Nestled in Basavanagudi, Ananda is ideal for entrepreneurs from who cherish the old world charm and deep community spirit of Southern India. It is an endeavour to present a new living system for today’s entrepreneurial family that promotes holistic harmony - “Harmonious Whole”, and provides an environment of continuous learning, mentoring and growing.
About Machani Group
With a legacy spanning 70 years, Machani Group is one of the oldest and widely respected conglomerates in Southern India. The company has diverse businesses ranging from manufacturing to hospitality, augmented reality, design, precision engineering and education to philanthropy. The businesses under Machani Group span include Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa Springs, Machani Infra Development, The Tamarind Tree, Indivillage, Core Experience, Aerovite, Machani Charity and Mayaxis. Machani Group’s latest project, Ananda is, an attempt at curating a living system exclusively for entrepreneurs and their families, meant to address all aspects of their life. Based on the principles enshrined in the Arthashastra, it is an endeavour that seeks to replace and enhance the traditional support structure for business families in India.
Set up by award-winning Bangalore band Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ), Taaqademy is a renowned music school with branches at Koramanagala and Whitefield. It has been mentoring, promoting and showcasing young talent in the city for nearly a decade now. The most unique thing about TAAQademy is the fact that every music teacher at the school is first a performing artist. This provides a unique learning opportunity where you learn from teachers who are performing musicians and are able to provide unique insights that other schools cannot. In addition to that every student must collaborate with other musicians and form bands at their respective skill levels. TAAQademy celebrates the magic of communicating musically, creating and performing music together. The music school is set to launch its first branch in South Bangalore at Machani Ananda in Basavanagudi.
SOURCE Machani Group