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Yadoon Ki Baraat: Smashing Success

Ranjani Saigal

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The Ekal Fundaiser music concert presented by Aaroh in partnership with Shobha Shastry of Alankar Decors was a magical musical journey that took the audience through the lanes of Bollywood music - past and present.
The event was held on April 18 at the Keefe Technical High School in Framingham.  Playing to a full house members of band Vasanth Murthy ,Suzana Naik ,Shraddha Agrawal, Manish Kurup, Nikhil Pendharkar, Saket Joshi, Abhijit Bhadra, Vijay Mohan along with free lance percussionist Harshal Tole a range of songs by a variety of composers. The dynamic MCEE Shimna Sameer served as an effective sutradhar for the evening. The classy backdrop by Alankar decors added an authentic bollywood touch to the evening.

The program opened with a Instrumental piece. Suzana Naik the Asha Bhosale of the group presented a version of the classic Aiye Meherbaan from Howrah Bridge. From times past to the more recent Kyon Ho Gaya Na Vasanth and Shraddha presented Goonji si Hai. Wada Karo Nahin by  Abhijit and  Suzana from Aa Gale Lag Jaa and Lag Ja gale by Shraddha  from Woh Kaun Thi and Aanewala pal sung by Abhijit from the film Golmaal set the stage for a strong opening for the evening's performance.

The beautiful teenage performer Amritha Mangalat presented a wonderfully stylized version of  "Aaja Nachle".  This was followed by Kya Yahi pyaar hai by Vasanth  and Suzana from the movie  Rocky, the Amar Prem classic Raina Beeti jaye sung by  Shraddha and the Shammi Kapoor foot tapping number Baar Baar Dekho presented by Vasanth.

Abhijit rendition of Chand Sifarish from Fanaa was nothing short of brilliant.  Manish Kurup singing of Subanallah added the perfect touch to the piece. Suzana was up next  with Aao na gale Lagao Na  from  Mere Jeevan Saathi. Kajra Re by  Shraddha / Vasanth / Abhijit from  Bunty aur Babli was arguably one of the finest presentations of the evening.
The second half opened with a fashion show presented by Aalok international.
In the second half opened with Dheere Dheere Subah Huyi presented by Vasanth. Lekar Hum Deewaana Dil by  Abhijit  and Suzana and O Haseena Zulfon Waali by Vasanth and  Shraddha added a energetic yet light hearted touch to the presentation. Abhijit's renditio of the Amar Prem classic Chingari Koyi Bhadke did justice to this  Pancham Da classic. Ek mein aur ek tu  by Vasanth and Suzana,Dil ki nazar se by Abhijit and Shraddha, Jaadu teri Nazar by  Vasanth , Crazy Kiya Re by Suzana  and the grand finale with Aaj ki Raat by  all singers brought the music section to a close.

All musicians were in fine form and their training and professionalism shone through the entire presentation.

Mitali Biswas and Tufts Bhangara group presented beautiful dance numbers that added a wonderful touch to the event. The whole event was certainly a night to remember.

"We are so pleased that so many people came to see the show" says Lata Vasanth who served as the executive organizer for the event. Yasser Afghen's lighting arrangments ad Ujjwal Parikh's sound engineering helped rthe event run smoothly.

"I am glad it went well but most importantly we are glad that we could raise money for Ekal Vidyalaya which helps underpriviledged children in India get an education" said Shobha Shastry.

To learn more about Aaroh please checkout their website  at http://www.aaroh-us.com.

To learn more about Ekal Vidyalaya check out their website at www.ekal.org

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