A touch of melody

Memorable Strains

All those who were looking forward to an evening of melodious music, were more than satisfied with the Humari Aawaz evening organised by the Bangalore Music Academy. With an aim to raise funds for South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), the evening became all the more meaningful for those assembled at the venue.

Robin Gurung, music director-cum-programmer, informed that he had brought in many unique and talented artistes and music reality show winners to perform at the event.

 “The evening is about relaxing and enjoying some soothing music from good old times and some popular numbers,” he added.

The concert, which comprised only Hindi film songs, began with eleven-year-old Ghanavi’s performance.

She has been actively singing on stage for a very long time. Ghanavi’s rendition of Itni Shakti was followed by Mere Maula by Anupama, who started her singing career at the age of six.

Kavita Jayaram, who has won many reality shows like Asianet Idea Star Singer, SwaraManjari 2005, Voice 2005, says that singing for a reality show and a concert like this are two different things.

“While I enjoy both very much, I find concerts like these with a small gathering very personal.  Since it is for a cause, it makes the concert all the more special,” adds Kavita, who sang songs like Rehna Beethi Jaaye, Awara and other numbers.

Kaustub, another playback singer, came next with many Kishore Kumar classics and songs like Chura Liya, Teri Oor etc.

Even Milind Dharmasen, music director of Bisi Bisi, was seen on stage giving a
live performance after 10 years. He was nervous before going on stage but once he started his rendition of Kya Hua Tera Vaada, he was more confident than ever. And even singer Sayed Parvez made his presence felt in the show.

The surprise package was the contemporary dance performance by a group which was enjoyed by all.

Along with songs like Badan Par Sitare Lapete, Neele Neele Ambar Par and Kya Hua Tera Vaada, there were popular and more recent numbers like Ik Tara,  Zara Zara and Tere Mast Mast Do Nain which made the youngsters in the crowd enthusiastic.

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