By Maya Nair
It was the fourth year in a row that Musipals have come forward for raising funds for AAICT helping children fight cancer. This year’s show was hosted at Germantown Performing Arts Center on March 3rd, 2012. For those who missed out attending the show, here is a quick recap.
The evening started with dinner which was earlier than planned as people started pouring in before the scheduled time. Very unusual for an Indian event !! After re-fueling and enjoying some great Indian food, everyone was ready to sit back and enjoy some music.
The song lineup was pretty amazing….from the old golden hits to the latest viral song. It was one of those moments where I thought I had forgotten most of the olden hits. Well, it was like riding a bike after ages which you thought you had forgotten. Memories came back as they sang “Abhi Na Jao Chodkar” (by Balaji/Vani) and “Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera”(by Anil/Preeti).
Foot tapping numbers were well mixed in between melodies. Starting from “Dhinka Chika”(by Vidya/Srinivas) to “Mere Dholna Sun”(by Preeti/Balaji), “Ankhoin ki Gusthakiyan”(by Ram/Vani) to “Dola Re”(by Alice/Preeti) , from “Dil hoom hoom”(by Sangeeta) to “Kolaveri”(by Srinivas) and finally “Sheila ki Jawaani”(by Alice) to end the great evening.
MC for the evening, Roshni D’souza, did a great job by moving things along comfortably, entertaining the audience with her charm and light humor to keep it interesting. Highlight of the show was the “World Peace Unplugged” segment that included songs like “Krishna Nee Begane Baro” with live instruments which was a dedication to Michael Jackson. Strumming Guitar by John meeting Indian Tabla by Prashant (a high schooler) was a soothing treat to the ears.
Every singer performed their best and really got the crowd moving.
At the end of the show some even said that “I don’t feel like I am in the United States. People have to come here to really get it.” I agree — you really need to experience the Music Fest for yourself. It was great to see families and friends out enjoying such a beautiful evening.
Check out the photos that will be uploaded soon to see what you missed.