Events & Interviews

Mirchi Live and Forum Rocks with Nooran Sisters

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  • 10 February, 2018
Mirchi Live and Forum Rocks with Nooran Sisters

Artist: Noora Sisters.

Where: The Forum Vijaya Mall: Chennai.

The sister duo has been trained for 10 years by their father, Ustad Gulshan Mir, who is the son of Bibi Nooran/Swarn Noora, a renowned Sufi singer of 70's era. Music was the integral part of their childhood because of their grandmother, Swarn Noora. As per Gulshan Mir, their father, the family fell on very hard times after Swarn Noora died.It was very difficult to arrange food as well. To survive, he used to give music lessons. Although it took away him from Mir's music, but it helped his family to pass the bad times. When Sultana was seven and Jyoti was five, he discovered immense talent of singing in his daughters. 'They were playing, and in jest, singing a Bulleh Shah kalam they had heard from their grandmother, Bibi Nooran'. As per Mir, they didn't miss any beat and sung professionally with tabla and harmonium. Mr Iqbal Mahal, a music promoter from Canada has discovered the sister duo in the year 2010. He plays a big role in their current success. Nooran Sisters.

Arijit Singh India Tour - Kolkata

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  • 24 December, 2017
Arijit Singh India Tour - Kolkata

Artist: Arijit Singh.

Where: ECO Park: Kolkata..

Wizcraft International and MTV bring together the first-ever Royal Stag Mega Music Arijit Singh Live in Concert, the MTV India Tour. This will be Arijit’s first ever integrated and exclusive India tour and would begin on his home-turf, Kolkata on December 24th and would travel to 10 cities over 5 months till March 2018. This is an initiative of GiMA Concerts. The concerts are designed in a unique, never seen before manner, where Arijit will showcase his very best, as you will sing & dance to your favourite tunes with your favourite star. Come be a part of the magic as you create memories of a lifetime. #ArijitIndiaTour

Enchanted Valley Carnival

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  • 16 December, 2017
Enchanted Valley Carnival

Artist: Arijit Singh.

Where: Aamby Valley City, Lonavala.

Arijit Singh is an Indian playback singer born in Jiaganj, Murshidabad. He came into the lime light when he participated in the reality-singing show, Fame Gurukul in 2005. He got his first break through Shankar Ehsaan Loy for the song All For One from High School Musical 2. Arijit got his first break in Bollywood when he was asked to sing Phir Mohabbat in the movie Murder 2 (2011). The following year he had multiple opportunities to sing in movies like Players, Agent Vinod, Cocktail and Barfi. He received the Mirchi Music Award: Upcoming Male Playback Singer for the song Phir Le Aya Dil from Barfi (2012). Singh's biggest success so far has been Tum Hi Ho from the movie Aashiqui 2 (2013). He won the Filmfare, IIFA and Zee Cine awards among several others, for this ballad. His other hit songs in 2013 were Kabira from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Har Kisi Ko from Boss. 2014 saw him working with the famed music director A.R. Rahman for the song Dil Chaspiya from the movie Kochadaiiyaan. 2015 and 2016 saw him becoming synonymous with the hits of years when he sang for all the mega releases of the years. He is also a part of Arijit Singh Live with Symphony Orchestra which is a one-of-its-kind show.The 50-piece band from all over the world adds grandeur to the show. The first edition of Arijit Singh Live with Symphony was organized in Dubai followed by India (Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Bengaluru, Guwahati ) London, USA, Singapore, Srilanka and UK.

A R Rahman Encore the Concert - Ahmedabad

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  • 03 December, 2017
A R Rahman Encore the Concert - Ahmedabad

Artist: A R Rahman.

Where: The Arena By TransStadia, Ahmedabad.

His magic has touched over 140 movies.He's received more than 190 Awards & Recognitions.He's sold more than 150 Million copies of his work.A legacy of music. Stirring the hearts of millions.And 25 staggering years.Musician, composer, performer and philanthropist - Bookmyshow brings to you the legend - AR Rahman in the massive national tour ENCORE.Stay tuned to Bookmyshow for all the details! Tickets go live on 12th October."If the music wakes you up, makes you think and heals you, then, I guess the music is working." - A.R. Rahman

AR Rahman Encore the concert with MTV

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  • 26 November, 2017
AR Rahman Encore the concert with MTV

Artist: A R Rahman.

Where: Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad.

His magic has touched over 140 movies.He's received more than 190 Awards & Recognitions.He's sold more than 150 Million copies of his work.A legacy of music. Stirring the hearts of millions.And 25 staggering years.Musician, composer, performer and philanthropist - Bookmyshow brings to you the legend - AR Rahman in the massive national tour ENCORE.Stay tuned to Bookmyshow for all the details! Tickets go live on 12th October."If the music wakes you up, makes you think and heals you, then, I guess the music is working." - A.R. Rahman

Ras Barse Utsav 2017

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  • 24 November, 2017
Ras Barse Utsav 2017

Artist: Ustad Shahid Parvez.

Where: Museum Theatre: No-406, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India.

Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit S. Ballesh : Organized in memory of Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan and Shehnai Samrat Pandit. Sanna Bharamanna - this edition will feature a Jugalbandi with Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on Sitar with Pandit. S.Ballesh on Shehnai.

Zakir Hussain - Tabla Concert

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  • 19 November, 2017
Zakir Hussain - Tabla Concert

Artist: Zakir Hussain.

Where: McMahon Hall, 4000 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105.

Fall Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Zakir Hussain is known in India and worldwide for his virtuosity in the fields of world music and percussion as a tabla player, percussionist, and composer. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, he has enjoyed many historic collaborations with artists such as John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, Mickey Hart, George Harrison, YoYo Ma, and many others. In this performance, Hussain performs a tabla solo and presents the culmination of his work with UW faculty and students.

K. J. Yesudas Golden Night Live In Concert Seattle

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  • 19 November, 2017
K. J. Yesudas Golden Night Live In Concert Seattle

Artist: K J Yesudas.

Where: Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.

The 75 year old legendary playback singer was born on 10th January 1940 at Fort Kochi, Cochin, Indian empire. K.J. Yesudas has rendered his voice for more than 60,000 songs in 17 languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Malay, Russian, Arabic, Latin and English. Undoubtedly, he is familiar with all the genres starting from Indian Classical, Devotional and Cinematic songs.Called as Kattassery Joseph Yesudas by birth, later people named him as Gana Gandharvan meaning The Celestial Singer. The musical genius has composed for number of Malayalam film songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Yesudas is the record holder of maximum number of Awards by a playback singer in India. He is the recipient of 7 National Awards (the most by any Indian Singer) for the Best Male Playback Singer and 43 State Awards from the Governments of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.Indian Government presented him the Padma Shri Award in 1975 and Padma Bhushan Award in 2002. He received CNN-IBN’s outstanding achievement Award for having recorded 20,000 songs in a five decade career. Being worshipped as the mentor by inspiring singers, K.J. Yesudas shares his experience and his musical knowledge in various shows around the world. You can get hot updates about his shows in US in this page.

Mirchi Live and Forum Rocks with Benny Dayal

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  • 18 November, 2017
Mirchi Live and Forum Rocks with Benny Dayal

Artist: Benny Dayal.

Where: The Forum Vijaya Mall: Chennai..

The Forum Mall and Radio Mirchi present Mirchi Live and Forum Rocks with Benny Dayal.Badtameez Dil, Omana Penne, Nee Marliyn Monroe and Lat Lag gayi; the list of hits from tinsel town just goes on. And the man behind them all is all set to set the pulse racing in the city. Put your hands together for Benny Dayal who made his debut with the Thalaivva - Ranjnikanth. He shot to fame with the track, Pappu Cant Dance Saala from Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na and the rest is history. He has also given several performances as part of S5 band.

Neha Kakkar - Live In Concert Orlando

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  • 18 November, 2017
Neha Kakkar - Live In Concert Orlando

Artist: Sonu Kakkar.

Where: Linda Chapin Theater, 9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819..

Exuberant and cheerful, Sonu's indefatigable enthusiasm and passion for music is something she conveys effortlessly through her playback singing.She was born in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. She started singing jagrans at the age of five when her parents moved to Delhi. She later shifted to Mumbai where Bollywood music director Sandeep Chowta heard her singing in a singing competition and gave her a break with the song 'Babuji zara dheere chalo'. She is elder sister of singer Neha Kakkar, who is a prominent Bollywood singer. Her sister shared that their father used to sell samosas outside her school and her friends used to make fun of her.

The Sufi Route - Concerts For Peace ft AR Rahman

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  • 18 November, 2017
The Sufi Route - Concerts For Peace ft AR Rahman

Artist: A R Rahman.

Where: Kuli Khan's Tomb, Qutub Minar Complex, Delhi..

The Sufi Route presents A.R. Rahman live in concert.With an aim to recreate and reconnect with Sufi, Folk and Poetry, The Sufi Route brings to you an undiluted version of Sufi to the world stage at large.Being hosted at the Qutub Minar Complex in Delhi, the legendary A.R. Rahman, along with other acclaimed artists Mukhtiar Ali, Hans Raj Hans, Dhruv Sangari and others present to you a wave which appeals to the global taste of audiences while remaining faithful to the spellbinding and otherworldly ancient roots of Sufi that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions. It's a concert for peace that has the right backbone set in with art forms that have always reminded us that values, community and positive engagement is quintessential for a bright and prosperous brotherhood in men.

Kalaimamani Veeramani Raju Live in Concert

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  • 17 November, 2017
Kalaimamani Veeramani Raju Live in Concert

Artist: Veeramani Raju.

Where: Hindu Temple Of Canton, 44955 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton, MI 48188.

KALAIMAMANI SRI. K.VEERAMANI was one of the popular singers of Devotional music in Tamil Nadu. He along with his elder brother "SOMU", a great composer and Lyricist released various songs on almost all deities around the world.After Sri.Veeramani, by Grace of God and instigation from music lovers Sri.Veeramani Raju, son of Sri Somu has started his journey towards fulfilling the desire of Sri K.veeramani in spreading the devotional music which is a real path to reach God. Sri Veeramani Raju with the blessing of his Guru Sri K.Veeramani joined the music troupe in the year 1971 and performed lot of devotional music programmed along with Sri.K.Veeramani. This gave lot of Strength to Sri Veeramani Raju when he started giving stage performances independently.

Karumoolam kanda Thirumoolar

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  • 14 November, 2017
Karumoolam kanda Thirumoolar

Artist: Vairamuthu.

Where: Raja Annamalai Mandram, Chennai..

On Novmber 14 evening 6 o'clock. Raja Annamalai Mandram in chennai. Special speech to Mr. Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu under the topic of "Karumoolam kanda Thirumoolar". Proudly presented by Thinamani News paper and Vettri Tamilar Peravai.

Satinder Sartaj Live-In-Concert

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  • 12 November, 2017
Satinder Sartaj Live-In-Concert

Artist: Satinder Sartaj.

Where: Oak Hill Newton Middle School, 130 Wheeler Road, Newton, MA 02459..

The Punjabi singer who is known for his popular hit song ‘Sai’ is also a song writer, poet and actor. Once he gained his popularity, people from Punjabi diaspora received him with huge appreciation and acclamation. Satindar Sartaaj grew up in a village called Bajirawar at Hoshirapur, Punjab. While he was studying class 3, he started to perform on children’s stages. After completing his schooling, Satindar joined Sangeet Visharad and got a five-year diploma in classic music from Jalandhar. Later, he pursued a degree in Music from Government College, Hoshirapur.Satindar’s quest for musical education made him to obtain M. Phil in Sufi music singing and later a Ph.D in Sufi singing (gayan) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. While he was in college, he started writing poetry and adopted his poetic name (Takhallus) Sartaaj. Satindar got married to his long term love interest Gauri on 9th December, 2010.Satindar Sartaaj has won many awards of excellence for his singing and was a first runner-up in the 24th All-India Light Vocal Festival and a topper the Punjab Heritage Foundation Competitions. Satindar performed in the Royal Albert Hall on 2nd May, 2014. He has a separate set of audience to adore his performances in many countries across the world. You can check this page for regular updates about his shows in US.

K. J. Yesudas Golden Night Live concert with Lakshman Shruti Orchestra

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  • 12 November, 2017
K. J. Yesudas Golden Night Live concert with Lakshman Shruti Orchestra

Artist: K J Yesudas.

Where: Patriots Theatre At The War Memorial, 1 Memorial Dr. Trenton NJ 08608.

FirstTime Ever Multi Lingual Concert: Celebrating 50 Years Journey of Sangeet Samrat KJ Yesudas

Missouri Tamil Sangam Presents Harvard Tamil Chair Fundraising Musical Event (All proceeds from this event will go to support Harvard Tamil Chair)

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  • 11 November, 2017
Missouri Tamil Sangam Presents Harvard Tamil Chair Fundraising Musical Event (All proceeds from this event will go to support Harvard Tamil Chair)

Artist: Anitha.

Where: Fort Zumwalt West High School, 1251 Turtle Creek Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366.

Anitha Karthikeyan, playback singer hails from a family of musicians and is based out of Chennai. She has worked for more than 15 music directors including Illayaraja, A R Rahman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad, G V Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar, Mani Sharma, Srikanth Deva, Gopal Rao and others. She has sung in all genres including melody, western, folk and classical.

The Hindu November Fest-2017

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  • 10 November, 2017
The Hindu November Fest-2017

Artist: Kaushiki Chakrabarty.

Where: Chennai.

Classical and Beyond, the opening act of the 13th edition of The Hindu November Fest, is a collaborative conversation between a group of talented musicians, all of whom have deep-rooted connections with the classical world but are keen to engage with music both near and far from its production. Famous musicians Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Taufiq Qureshi, Purbayan Chatterjee, Rakesh Chaurasia and Satyajit Talwalkar were going to perform in Classical & Beyond,The Hindu November Fest.

In her own musical sphere

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  • 09 November, 2017
In her own musical sphere

Artist: Kaushiki Chakrabarty.

Where: Chennai.

Hindustani vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty will perform with the Classical & Beyond ensemble in Chennai on November 9: Three performances on the trot in Pune, Mumbai and London all within a week sums up Hindustani singer Kaushiki Chakraborty’s buzzing schedule. “I read your mail and now that I am at the airport, I thought I would answer your questions,” she wrote from Heathrow while waiting to board her flight back to Kolkata. A scion of the Patiala Gharana, Kaushiki is known for her resonant khayals and thumris and will feature along other notable musicians in Classical & Beyond at the 13 edition of The Hindu November Fest.  In an email interview with Lata Ganapathy, Kaushiki talks about her family, riyaz and striking the right balance in life.

Ilaiyaraaja - Live In Hyderabad

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  • 05 November, 2017
Ilaiyaraaja - Live In Hyderabad

Artist: Isaigani Ilayaraaja.

Where: Gachibowli Stadium: Hyderabad.

This is the first time ever Maestro Ilaiyaraaja is performing in Hyderabad. A symphony of 100 musicians will be playing live music and this is going to be the biggest symphony ever. Singers like Chitra, Mano, Sadhna Sargam, Karthik and many more will be performing.

Rajesh Rhythms Light Music Programme

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  • 05 November, 2017
Rajesh Rhythms Light Music Programme

Artist: Kamal Haasan.

Where: Rajah Annamalai Mandram: Chennai..

Esther fine Arts presents a unique musical show titled 'Rajesh Rhythms Light Music Programme'. The event features evergreen songs by Ullaga naayagan Kamal vs Ms Vishwanathan Ramamoothy & Illayaraja , A R Rahman that gets us drowned in the rain of music.For the last 20 years, Esther fine Arts has successfully hosted many concerts including Aadalum Padalum dance program,, Athisaya Raagam Aanandha Raagam. Their concert lakshman sruthi was highly successful.All the young super-hit Sun singers and cine playback singers are going to perform live in this show with Rajesh Rhythems Orchestra, one of the leading orchestra groups through which he has Introduced many singers. For the past 20 years he have done many concerts, plays and has vast experience in film music and classical music.

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