Tara Baswani is an award winning performing artist, songwriter/composer, experience designer and entertainment strategist, bridging creative platforms with civic impact.
Recipient of the prestigious Herald Angel Award, Tara broke professional ground as a leading creative voice in media, with shows on National Geographic, Discovery, MTV and clients like Pepsi, L’Oreal and more, to her credit. Her solo & collaborative works have been presented through North America, Asia and Europe, on stages ranging from The Royal Albert Hall, Place Des Arts, South Bank Center, Fuji Dome to universities like MIT, McGill, and IIT.
The first Indian musician to collaborate with the Cirque Du Soleil, Tara now develops talent for them globally as a music director, casting partner and strategic advisor. Her multicultural narratives as an artist/ songwriter with the company have previously featured on The Tonight Show (Jay Leno), The Late Night Show (Conan O’ Brien), Fuji TV, CBC,and through world tours.
Tara’s solo project, Quest (2015) debuted to acclaim on CBC, NPR, KEXP, Sirius XM, and has been acknowledged at international stages like TIFF 2015, Hatch (2016) for orchestrating diaologues on intersectional human issues and environmental initiatives. The audiovisual project narrates peoples’ stories through electro acoustic songs, curating diverse voices through its collaborations to shift perspectives, and build bridges of cultural insights. With this, her vision for “Creators as Catalysts for Change” was recognized at COP21, Paris (2015) as was her design company, Lembas, for its eco responsible, interactive show design.
Taking forward her performing experience as co-founder of LembasWorks, an entertainment consultancy firm, she produces multidisciplinary events and experiences, with impact creation at the core, connecting her industry with cultural responsibility and sustainable values. The firm specializes in creative strategy, environmentally responsible production and mentorship to diverse creators.
Ambassador for “Cultural and Philosophical Expressions for Social Change” at the World Social Forum, (2016), Tara has represented India-Canada as an Artist/Speaker, with a case for “Creating Civic Engagement through Entertainment”.
Tara’s philosophy is to transform social challenges as catalysts for innovative creation. An ardent voice for creator’s re inventing their platforms to ignite inclusive narratives, she creates education and thought leadership initiatives through an arts workshop series called the Daily Quest.