LEXINGTON, MA– Boston music lovers can look forward to an enchanting film-music program “Awaaz-e-Jazbaat Shankar Jaikishan ke Saath” on April 22 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington, MA.
This music show is dedicated to songs composed by Shankar Jaikishan, the duo who dominated Hindi film music for several decades. The show is organized by a team that has produced several hit shows over the years such as, “Shaam-e-Burman”, “Khandan-e-Kapoor”, “Badhshah-e-Romance” and “A musical journey with Hrishikesh Mukherjee”.
“This time this team focuses on Shankar Jaikishan, whose music brilliantly portrayed an array of different emotions or jazbaats through the magical voices of Rafi, Lata, Mukesh, Manna dey and Asha among others,” says Mohan Subramaniam, key organizer of the show and one of the singers. “Who can forget songs like Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par, Yeh mera prem patra padhkar, Yeh Raat bheegi bheegi, Dheere Dheere Chal or Awara hoon? Such songs have shaped our cumulative memories and identities as we were growing up.”
Subramaniam says that the show is designed to take the audience on a nostalgic ride on memory lane with an audio-visual experience that will regale the attendees with Shankar Jaikishan’s immortal songs and jazbaats.
In addition to Subramaniam, other singers are Sowmya Shri, Raghu Saranathan, Nidhi Tare Lad and Hemant Patkar, each of who is well known among film music lovers in Boston.
The core organizing committee of the show consists of Harish Dang, Dr. Manju Sheth, MD, Preetesh Shrivastava, Eshani Shah, Jharna Madan and Dr. Meera Subramaniam, MD. Bipin Parekh, a knowledgeable connossier of hindi film music serves as an Advisor.
The venue is the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Road, in Lexington. The show starts at 5:30 pm on the 22nd of April.
Net proceeds of the show will go to two charities: Saheli, that helps battered South Asian women and The Indian Circle of Caring, that helps the Indian community in times of sickness, accidents, bereavement or death.
The show is sponsored by Tanna Insurance, Kay Pee Jewelers, and the Desai Foundation with Samir and Nilima Desai.