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.

Disco King Night (Live in Concert - Bappi Lahiri)

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  • 29 December, 2017
Disco King Night (Live in Concert - Bappi Lahiri)

Artist: Bappi Lahiri.

Where: Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St, Queens, NY 11106.

Bappi Lahiri is the first Music Director of India who not only presented a film based on Rock-Dancing titled Rock Dancer but was the only Indian to have initially and actually imported the super rock sensational star Samantha Fox from London for enacting a dance number in Rock Dancer 1995 opposite India's Super-Star Govinda. Bappi Lahiri was the only Music Director who was personally invited by Rock Star Michael Jackson in his first live show in Mumbai in 1996 at Municipal Stadium Andheri Mumbai, also Bappi Lahiri got a compliment from Michael Jackson 'I love your song Jimmy Jimmy. Also Michael Jackson said, 'I love your chain.' . He is the only Music Director to have invited by Jonathon Ross of ITV, London for a live performance on BBC London in 1989. Bappi Lahiri has been awarded over 100 Platinum Discs, Golden and Discs for his terrific musical score in over five hundred films of various languages in India.The only Music Director from the whole world to have set a record of over 180 songs recorded for 33 films which got released during the year - 1986. A record which is yet to broken by any other Music Director in the world and which has got an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is the only Music Director who first introduced fusion music in a feature film Namak Halaal in the song "Pagh Ghungroo Bandh Meera Nache Te" which was also a very long duration song of 12 minutes. Undoubtedly, it created a music sensation all over the world. Bappi Lahiri is the only Music Director in the whole of India to have composed over 5,000 songs in over 500 films made in various language like Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Oriya, etc. A record in itself. He has also composed music for three films made in Bangladesh.Bappi Lahiri have scored music in Hollywood Films like "Eye Witness to Murder" 1989, produced by Vijay Amritraj, Directed by Jagmohan Mundra. Divine Lovers in English, Produced and Directed by B.Subhash (Babbar Subhash) from India in 1997. Both movies are remembered for its excellent background original score.

Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha (Padmasree Kadri Gopalnath - Saxophone)

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  • 25 December, 2017
Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha (Padmasree Kadri Gopalnath - Saxophone)

Artist: Kadri Gopalnath.

Where: Sir Pitty Thyagaraya Hall: G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Opp. Murugan Idli Kadai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India.

Tamil Kalachara Sangam, formally known as Tamil Nadu Arts & Cultural Academy, was established 2001. The academy has been organizing many programmes with cine playback singers and with many cine-award functions also, worldwide.Presently, they have organized to conduct the Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha, from Dec. 22 to 25 at Sir P.T. Thiyagarya Hall A/C, T. Nagar, Chennai. Legendary carnatic musicians, singers and Bharatanatyam dancers will participate in this event from different arts and culture. Nearly 20 Musical concerts will be conducted. These legendary singers, musicians and dancers have already been awarded Padmashree and Kalaimamani from the Govt. of India and from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha (Mahadhi (Vocal)

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  • 25 December, 2017
Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha (Mahadhi (Vocal)

Artist: Mahathi.

Where: Sir Pitty Thyagaraya Hall: G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Opp. Murugan Idli Kadai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India.

Tamil Kalachara Sangam, formally known as Tamil Nadu Arts & Cultural Academy, was established 2001. The academy has been organizing many programmes with cine playback singers and with many cine-award functions also, worldwide.Presently, they have organized to conduct the Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha, from Dec. 22 to 25 at Sir P.T. Thiyagarya Hall A/C, T. Nagar, Chennai. Legendary carnatic musicians, singers and Bharatanatyam dancers will participate in this event from different arts and culture. Nearly 20 Musical concerts will be conducted. These legendary singers, musicians and dancers have already been awarded Padmashree and Kalaimamani from the Govt. of India and from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

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

A. R. Rahman Encore The Concert - Delhi

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  • 23 December, 2017
A. R. Rahman Encore The Concert - Delhi

Artist: A R Rahman.

Where: Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi .

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 & Live Viacom18 bring to you the legend - AR Rahman in the massive national tour ENCORE with MTV. Stay tuned to Bookmyshow for all the details! "If the music wakes you up, makes you think and heals you, then, I guess the music is working." - A.R. Rahman

Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha (Mahanathi Shobana (Shobana Vignesh)

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  • 22 December, 2017
Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha (Mahanathi Shobana (Shobana Vignesh)

Artist: Mahanadhi Shobana.

Where: Sir Pitty Thyagaraya Hall: G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Opp. Murugan Idli Kadai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India.

Tamil Kalachara Sangam, formally known as Tamil Nadu Arts & Cultural Academy, was established 2001. The academy has been organizing many programmes with cine playback singers and with many cine-award functions also, worldwide.Presently, they have organized to conduct the Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha, from Dec. 22 to 25 at Sir P.T. Thiyagarya Hall A/C, T. Nagar, Chennai. Legendary carnatic musicians, singers and Bharatanatyam dancers will participate in this event from different arts and culture. Nearly 20 Musical concerts will be conducted. These legendary singers, musicians and dancers have already been awarded Padmashree and Kalaimamani from the Govt. of India and from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.This Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha will be of a good heritage with immense light and sound effects. The viewers will have the feeling as if they are seated in a Music Temple.

Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha 2017 Inauguration & Performance - Rajesh Vaithya

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  • 22 December, 2017
Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha 2017 Inauguration & Performance - Rajesh Vaithya

Artist: Rajesh Vaidya.

Where: Sir Pitty Thyagaraya Hall: G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Opp. Murugan Idli Kadai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India.

amil Kalachara Sangam, formally known as Tamil Nadu Arts & Cultural Academy, was established 2001. The academy has been organizing many programmes with cine playback singers and with many cine-award functions also, worldwide.Presently, they have organized to conduct the Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha, from Dec. 22 to 25 at Sir P.T. Thiyagarya Hall A/C, T. Nagar, Chennai. Legendary carnatic musicians, singers and Bharatanatyam dancers will participate in this event from different arts and culture. Nearly 20 Musical concerts will be conducted. These legendary singers, musicians and dancers have already been awarded Padmashree and Kalaimamani from the Govt. of India and from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.This Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha will be of a good heritage with immense light and sound effects. The viewers will have the feeling as if they are seated in a Music Temple.

Kumar sanu & Sadhna sargam Live in Concert

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  • 16 December, 2017
Kumar sanu & Sadhna sargam Live in Concert

Artist: Kumar Sanu.

Where: Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065.

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a South Indian film actress and a classical dancer, qualified in Bharatanatyam. She has acted in several Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. She has also acted in some TV serials. Lakshmi Gopalaswamy was born in a Kannada family in Bangalore, Karnataka to M. K. Gopalaswamy and Dr. Uma Gopalaswamy. She has a younger brother, Arjun. Her Mother is a scholar of music who prompted Lakshmi to learn and pursue a career in Bharatanatyam.

Kumar sanu & Sadhna sargam Live in Concert

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  • 16 December, 2017
Kumar sanu & Sadhna sargam Live in Concert

Artist: Sadhana Sargam.

Where: Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065.

Sadhana has sung in many Indian languages for films, television serials, devotionals and pop music albums. She is well known for her 1990s Hindi songs and South Indian songs. She holds a record for being the only North Indian to have won the National Award for a South Indian song. She is also a trained Hindustani classical singer. Beginning her career in the early 1980s, Sargam has recorded her voice in various Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Oriya, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati,Nepali and many others.   Sadhana is the daughter of reputed classical singer and music teacher Neela Ghanekar. Influenced by the musical environs of her home, Sadhana began to learn singing and classical music from the age of four. She won a Central Government scholarship at the age of 10 and this led to a 7 – year learning stint under Pandit Jasraj. From childhood she was also learning and performing with the late maestro Vasant Desai for his documentaries, children’s films and stage shows. Desai advised her mother that Sadhana was competent enough to handle both classical and light music and should remain in touch with both, as her mother wanted her to take up light singing. In fact, it was Desai who recommended that she learn under Pandit Jasraj.  

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.