Vandana Srinivasan, Kanakavalli’s September Vignette, is a musician trained in Carnatic and Hindustani traditions, a playback singer, a performer and an entrepreneur with a great love for beauty. Growing up in the Middle East, she was always deeply connected to her Indian roots, and pursued her dream of becoming a singer when she moved to Madras. In this conversation Vandana talks about the highs and lows of life as a musician—the unforgettable moments and the struggles with self-doubt. Believing that art should be accessible, Vandana also runs a platform for collaborations with upcoming artists. For her, the sari is an integral part of her identity, and the act of wearing a sari is a tradition she celebrates. Taking a moment out of a busy schedule, Vandana curates a selection of Kanakavalli kanjivarams that speak to her sense of beauty. Shop the curation right here, read the conversation on the blog and listen to Vandana's beautiful rendering of Bhavani Dayani there too!