BOSTON—Juju Productions, LLC, a Boston-based music and video production company, announced that it will present Desert Storm, a musical program with Indian-American singer Anuradha Palakurthi-Juju at BITS Pilani on Nov. 16, 2018.
Anuradha will be accompanied by a 39-member Bollywood band, including members of the original R.D. Burman team. The program will be conducted by Kalmesh Bhadkamkar of Zee TV, with sound by Vijay Dayal of Yashraj Audio, and lights and camera by Yashraj Films.
The occasion marks the 40th anniversary of her husband Prashanth Palakurthi’s 1978 entry batch at BITS Pilani. Founded in 1964, BITS Pilani is one of India’s pre-eminent engineering institutions.
“I am looking forward to singing at BITS Pilani,” said Anuradha, a 1984 entry batch of BITS Pilani. “It is a particularly nostalgic moment for me to go back to the same auditorium where I spent countless hours, performing and practising instead of studying.”
Juju Productions CEO Manisha Jain said Anuradha is going to rock the Pilani concert.
“This kind of collaboration and innovation on a global level will facilitate the creation of timeless music, and foster opportunities for budding talent around the globe,” said Ms. Jain.
Anuradha has been recognized as the top-rated singer of Indian origin by industry legends. She has performed live with Bollywood singers like Kumar Sanu, Suresh Wadkar, Deepak Pandit and Bappi Lahiri across the United States. Anuradha has recorded a duet with Hariharan for Ekal Vidyalaya – composed by guitarist Prasanna with drummer Sivamani and a group of 14 multiple-Grammy winning musicians from across the globe. She sings in six Indian languages and has recorded playback for South Indian films.
Her production “Music Room” with Bappi & Bappa Lahiri will be broadcasted on Zee TV Americas in December 2018. Anuradha’s second production, composed by Ustad Nishat Khan, will be released by the end of 2018.
Anuradha is a student of Vidushi Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, who remains her constant source of guidance and inspiration.