The Hindi Manch Rashtriya Mahotsav from November 30 to December 2 will include all the signature events that audiences have come to enjoy and like, including the Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa program. The Sangeet Vibhag of Hindi Manch manages this program. Sa-Re-Ga-Pa-Pa features singers, as singles or duets, in various age groups. The singers choose specific Karaoke tracks of Hindi movie songs, and are judged in qualification rounds and final by an independent panel.
Singing talent shows are quite the craze nowadays. Whether it is for psychological or emotional gratification or for its social benefits, the Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa competition offers a perfect opportunity to all of you to try out your singing talent. While not everyone can be a winner, the element of competitiveness does help all singers judge their positive and negative characteristics against each other. And it helps children build accurate Hindi diction while also gaining valuable experience on how to perform on stage.
Hindi Manch will have the last qualification auditions for Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa on November 4. Entrants from New Hampshire and Massachusetts would be able to participate at local venues for the qualification. Entrants from outside the local zone would also be able to enter the qualification rounds and participate via Skype. Audition fees are only $15. Hindi Manch gets a lot of audition requests because of the immense popularity of this program. The demand is expected to be even more for the Rashtriya Mahotsav; for this reason, participants are requested to turn in their requests as soon as possible.
The semi-final and finals will be on December 1. Qualified singers from outside Massachusetts and New Hampshire will get $100 each to help offset their travel costs. Kavita Krishnamurthy will be one of the judges for the final competition. Singers will also qualify for a People’s Choice award as well in the final round. Finalists will be showcased on TV Asia and Radio Music India as well.
Hindi Manch’s Sangeet Vibhag is managed by an enthusiastic team of 12 that includes Meena Sundaram (Chair), Sneh Jaisingh (Co-Chair), Jawed Wahid, Kumkum Malik, Madhu Mathur Anand, Namita Deshpande, Sailesh Salgar, Pankaj Shah, Rajiv Gangurde, Rakesh Chauhan, Harish Dang and Mouli Lala. The team is very supportive to the participants, as many of them are also past-winners of this competition.