Chicago IL: The highly acclaimed Indian playback singer, Arijit Singh, supported by a state-of-the-art symphony orchestra, leading musicians, and talented vocalists, performed live and mesmerized Bollywood music lovers in a Concert, presented by Cinestarz Entertainment, Harbir Virk and in association with Panasonic on Oct. 2nd , 2015, 8: 30 pm onwards, at Sears Center Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estate, Illinois.
Rafi Hussain, A leading name in the entertainment World started back in 1993 with a show with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan with an investment as one of the partners in the show. Then Rafi took a part in the Amitabh & Anil Kapoor show in 1995. Rafi’s talent was well known after that with the starts and the production team which included the mega tours from 1996 to 2002. In 2003 Rafi was one of the first person to bring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the Skokie Theater. The success of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan show was one of the driving forces for Rafi in promoting solo shows and World Tours once again. His name is popular amongst stars and producers.
The 28-year-old singing sensation kick started the scintillating evening with the most haunting melody, always raging in the hearts of music lovers, “Tum Hi Ho”, from the super hit movie Aashiqui 2
This was followed by a wave of such soulful numbers as “Chahoon Main Ya Na”, “Suno Na Sang-e-marmar”, Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu Saawan Aaya Hai”, “Aaj Phir Tum Pe Pyaar Aaya Hai”, “Jo Bheji Thi Dua Who Jaa Ke Aasmaan”, “Dil Sambhal Ja Zara”, “Who Ankhyaan Kare Jee Huzoori”, “ Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse”, etc.
These melodious songs not only uplifted the mood of the audience but also ignited the air at the venue with the magic of romance. A good number of music lovers, especially their younger counterparts, were seen dancing energetically to the fast tunes of the songs.
Arijit stole the thunder and captured the hearts of the young generation by singing “Muskurane Ki Wajah Tum Ho” from the movie “Citylights”.
He also sang a few hit songs, composed by late Aadesh Srivastava, and paid rich tributes to him as a multi-talented music director and as a great human being.
The audience was literally blown away with the dazzling display of musical talent, nonstop singing for over 5 hours, and a fusion of the rare talent of Arijit and the musical capabilities of his team. This proved to be a grand treat for the music enthusiasts and made event super hit.
Arijit garnered huge admiration from the audience for his gifted versatility as a natural performer.
“What a beautiful performance by all: the lead singer, the orchestra, and the backup vocalists. This is what music is all about; it touched the souls, regardless of language, color, creed, and geographical boundaries”, said a Native American in the audience, who seemed to have enjoyed the evening as thoroughly as his counterparts from the Indian Subcontinent.
“The rehearsals and the preparations, required to pull off a live performance with symphony orchestra, which was first-of-its-kind in Chicago, were challenging in nature. However, the enthusiastic response of the fans to the musical extravaganza is a truly thrilling experience to cherish and is a huge reward in itself”, said Arijit with a sense of accomplishment.
“Our commitment to entertain music lovers with the best of Bollywood music will continue unabated. Many more events, aimed at bringing high-end entertainment of epic proportions, are in the pipeline”, said one of the organizers.
The event attracted over 10,000 Bollywood music fans from Chicago and adjoining States. Purnima Nath, a well-known Chicago-based singer, served as the show’s star anchor.
The event was grand sponsor by Zee TV, Pearl Banquet, Emirates, The Law office of Rena Thakkar, Suga Builders & Construction, State Farm, Jalwa Productions Dimple, Roshni Productions was the National Promoter. Special thanks to Ms Anjum and the team Fawad, Imran, Moe Iftiqar, Johan, Adnan, Savi Singh, Shalini Saxena, Sadia K, Trupati Patel, Payal Shah, and Sana Khan.
Arijit, with numerous stage performances, across the globe, in his kitty, has been felicitated by IIFA, Film fare, and Zee Cine Awards, almost every year, for his blockbuster tracks.
Source: Asian Media USA
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