Rock `n' roll for a cause

Corbetta and Sue... using music and dance for a noble endeavour.  

"There is immense potential in life. Anything is possible. Only one should never hold back anything," affirmed Corbetta and ue. One has been singing in the church since the age of four, the fingers serenading on the piano and the guitar as smooth as water cascading down a slope.

The other runs a gymnasium studio, but her heart and limbs lie more in ballet, jazz and acrobatics.

"Music and dance are expressions of the heart and what more can one ask for when art can be used to spread a message for a cause," the American ladies draped in Indian sarees ask.

The duo is in town to perform in aid of HIV patients ailing at the City-based Freedom Foundation at Rail Kalarang, Bhoigudam on November 15.

Corbetta is a pop-rock performer from Los Angeles and Sue Thoma has been "dancing professionally in the Hollywood for the last 15 years" and is on her maiden visit to India. "Being of some help for a cause has brought us all the way to India," they maintain and immediately get into a drool-about-India mode. "The people are wonderful and the Indian art forms are amazing."

"Corbett is my family name and it means gift from God," says Corbetta aka Michelle Gregory who travels every year to countries like Croatia and India doing music and ventriloquism shows for various causes.

Calling herself a `musicianary', Corbetta says she would be belting out numbers from her latest album `No excuses' and `Love Poured' at the show.

"I love to rock n' roll and all my songs are about life's experiences, relationships and last, but not the least the essence of positive energy in daily life, more so among youngsters and teenagers," she says. "Hope is the only constant of life. One has to follow dreams, come what may, and there is no other way out," Sue insists.

Local band, Native Tongue, would also be performing on the day along with Corbetta and Sue. Donor passes of Rs. 150, Rs. 75 and Rs. 50 denominations are available at Cafe Coffee Day and Pizza Corner outlets in the city or on 98490 33997.

Rock n' roll for a cause!

By Madhav K V S

Photo: K. Ramesh Babu