Akshay Anantapadmanabhan

is creating an interactive space for audiences to engage with Indian rhythm

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Hi-Fivers
$1
per month
  • Access to the 'Konnakol Phrase of the Month'
  • A personal thank you note 
  • Eternal gratitude!
Patron of the Arts
$6
per month
  • Access to one subject-matter vodcast/video per month: Simplifying, understanding and appreciating the Carnatic (South Indian classical) rhythm space and its possibilities. Topics can range from fundamentals of Carnatic rhythmic concepts, guided listening sessions to advanced performance techniques.
  • Early access to music videos: Be the first to tell me what you think about my latest music releases (looking forward to it)!
  • Exclusive Patreon voting-polls: Take part in voting-polls and help decide the topic of some of my vodcasts.
Patron Plus
$10
per month
  • Access to the 'Konnakol Phrase of the Month'
  • Access to one subject-matter vodcast/video per month: Simplifying, understanding and appreciating the Carnatic (South Indian classical) rhythm space and its possibilities. Topics can range from fundamentals of Carnatic rhythmic concepts, guided listening sessions to advanced performance techniques.
  • Access to exclusive behind the scene (BTS) pictures/videos: Be the first to know about music videos I maybe releasing that month! 
  • Access to my monthly inspiration: I will share atleast two of my favorite tracks of music that have been inspiring me that month.   
  • Early access to music videos: Be the first to tell me what you think about my latest music releases (looking forward to it)!
  • Exclusive Patreon voting-polls: Take part in voting-polls and help decide the topic of some of my vodcasts.
  • 5% off instruments, merch, music etc from my website store: www.AkshayLaya.com
  • A personal thank you note
  • Eternal gratitude!

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About

Welcome:
My name is Akshay Anantapadmanabhan and I have been a hand drummer playing the mridangam, kanjira (South Indian percussion) and konnakol (vocal percussion) for over 25 years. Most of the year, I am on the road, performing live in different cities and countries and universes (in my brain). I have also launched my official YouTube channel, where I will actively create a space to experience Indian rhythm performance in traditional as well as new ways through including: hand drum covers of pop songs, collaborations with musicians from across the globe and original rhythm-centric music content.

Why I am on Patreon?
As an artist, performance and creation of art is one dimension into my world, but more importantly I am also a student and fan/audience of the art, just like you. Audiences of music can experience art in different levels. While interacting with music through the raw emotions of the artist and listeners is beautiful, I strongly feel that with a greater understanding of Carnatic rhythm, my interaction with music has constantly been evolving. This journey and lens into Indian rhythm is what I would like to share with you on Patreon.

Patreon will become a space for my audiences to demystify Indian rhythms, gain insights into the inner workings of rhythm and also see behind the scenes of some of my artistic creations. I will be posting videos introspecting about Carnatic rhythm, analyzing music of legends, sharing behind the scene moments of my music videos, hosting interactive sessions with fans and listeners and broadcasting exclusive virtual concerts for those who are interested.

We are a Happy Family! 
I am all about connecting with everyone who gets in touch and I try my best to respond to most the messages I receive on all the platforms. However, Patreon allows me a special separate channel to get to know my truest and most supportive fans so I certainly would like to get to know you more so we become great friends! Answering your messages and comments take top priority on my list everyday! Let's chat about music, sports, life and why Indian food is amazing and what your fav dish is =)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When does my payment process?
A:
The 1st of every month. If you pledge in the middle of a month, you won't get charged until the 1st!

Q: When do I get my rewards?
A:
 Uploaded rewards will be available as soon as you pledge to my page. Mailed rewards are in the works =)

Q: Can I stop pledging whenever I want?
A:
Ofcourse! This is not a contract, it is just your support. 

Q: Can I pledge more than what is offered / Give a large one time pledge?
A:
Certainly! The choice is yours and you are in control of how much you would like to give. 

Goals
5 of 75 patrons
  • I will create a special "Thank You" video to mark this milestone
  • I will host a Live virtual interactive concert for Patrons only!

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 4 exclusive posts
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