The design should have three components. One half of the design should have a bhangra theme and the other half a bollywood theme (more details later). Thirdly, the name of our school, "Rhythms of India," should be somewhere, though it should not dominate the design. Ideally, the name should be integrated into the design in a creative way.
We are leaning towards vectors, gradients, and other stylized designs over photos or organic artwork. We have no existing logo or color scheme. Feel free to be creative, though the color combinations should generally have the right feel for each theme -- see pictures, videos.
The two themes:
Check out videos at http://www.gabroo.tv/ to get the right feel. Note certain combinations of colors, the look and feel of the costumes and props. Generally masculine, rough, tough, energetic, and loud.
Attached bhangra cd cover has overall nice feel, minus the speakers and flames, and the guy is borderline too "organic".
Bolylwood is more general, but to contrast with bhangra, it should be lean toward the feminine, softer, and elegant. See these videos for the feel we're looking for:
Attached bollywood poster is mostly nice, except we probably prefer a silhouette over a photo.
Need Illustrator or Photoshop files.