In 1991: her musical career began: with her first taste of violin: then after a blistering experience: she turned her energy to a more suitable feel of the piano. She also got a feel with a natural instrument: the Steel Pan and it was not long before she soon had a taste for this by rearranging hymns and making small songs.
While at primary school as confident as she was: Chardanai had the skills to teach her classmates songs to play together on various instruments: composing and arranging all the elements of the song with the bass and the melody: she would also go on to perform in assembly and church festivals for the school.
Just before celebrating her 13th birthday: she was given a golden opportunity to record a song for the first time and made her first song called "-Its Freaky"-. As if that wasn’t enough: one of her group member’s managed to get them a first show at the well known Hackney Empire: which was also to be televised on Channel 4.
By age 14: she was setting herself high standards and goals by enrolling herself on various music technology courses. At the end of course: she received her first certificate in music technology.
A few years past and She had teamed up with another group formed with four girls: and decided put her own flavor on a hymn by taking the lyrics home and re-arranging the melody and style. She came up with something being quite the perfectionist the performance was a success. Two months later she attended a gospel work shop run by LCGC: a very big UK gospel choir: and was given the oppourtunity to perform the hymn in the prestigious Hammersmith Town hall.
In 2001 Chardanai decided to enter her new group into a London competition for soloists and groups. Her and the girls didn’t have a name so they just called themselves AZILE which was one of band members names’ spelt backwards. Theyone thee West London heats and final.
By the end of Chardanai’s secondary school career she had been chosen to attend a Summer school of excellence at the Royal College of music: this was a very influential experience that intrduced to her to an even wider variety of genres: instrumentation and compositional styles: including Gamalan: far eastern music: south american music and west african music.
By the time Chardanai reached the end of her college years: she had successfully managed to gain a National Diploma in music technology Distinction: From that she went on to do gain a Higher National Certificate in Music Technology Production.
Chardanai has always had a soft spot for music from early days but she has had a big passion for Soca music: Calypso &- Zouk. Through out the years she had been writing raw materials and doing small rhythms but she never really kept up with the Soca scene: as she felt it was really for older people as she was only about 15/16 years of age. From about 2002: she began to work on Soca and slightly Zouk: orientated beats: being so used to doing R&-B: Gospel and Jazz she didn’t feel she had the skills to take on another music genre with a totally different vibe.
Over the years leading up to now: Chardanai has managed to get a lot of feedback about her ideas and talent: this has given her encouragement which has pushed her forward and made her want to do this with a vengeance. She believes the ability to learn more and the support to really gain acknowledgment and success. At the moment she is currently working on various musical project and collaborations with other artists.
So listen out for Chardanai’s next big tune…………””””””””