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Dr. Vinod Hasal




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Dr. Vinod Hasal is an exponent of Classical Kathak style of dancing. Dr. Hasal belongs to a family of renowned dancers; he is the 8th generation succeeding this art form. He has taken his training from his father Guru Ganesh Hiralal. Dr. Vinod Hasal came to South Africa from India in 1992 and since then has been sincerely teaching Classical Kathak and Folk dancing under the banner ofRADHA KRISHNA ACADEMY OF DANCE AND MUSIC.
Dr. Vinod Hasal has won several awards in India like the Menaka Trophy(1989) for the best dancer of Maharashtra,First Place inClassical Kathak at the Inter-Collegiate Competition (1989-90) conducted by the University of Bombay as part of 22nd Annual Youth Festival ,First Place in Mood Indigo 1989 an annual youth cultural festival of IIT Bombay,First Place in Malhar 1986 an Inter-Collegiate Youth Cultural Festival and many many more in India before leaving for South Africa in 1991.In South Africa Dr. Hasal has had an honour to perform for the former President Dr. Nelson Mandela and the President Mr. Thabo Mbeki several times. The students of the Academy along with Dr. Vinod have performed extensively throughout South Africa and abroad.He is one of the founding members of Drum Café and heads Drum Café India and Drum Café UAE.Drum Cafe is Worlds No.01 Interactive Drumming Company, spread in 27 countries and has performed for more than 90000 corporate events. Drum Cafe India has marked its presence at the Beijing Olympics, IPL, FIFA ’ 10 and has performed for well known personalities like Nelson Mandela, Bill and Hillary Clintton, Mukesh Ambani, Sachin Tendulkar to name a few. Drum Cafe was also featured with Oscar Winner A.R.Rehman in his video Jiya se jiya.