World famous Indian singer Shreya Ghoshal launches Dharmic Sabha’s Diwali month of activities
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 20:48 – guyanachronicleonline.com

THE Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha brings another epic show to the Guyana National Stadium on October 14, as part of a month of activities to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will be bringing the versatile, talented and gorgeous Shreya Ghoshal along with a troupe of some 25 persons from India including musicians, dancers and two male singers. This grand concert will launch a month of activities which will include countrywide motorcades, rangoli and art competitions among other events. The public is advised to book tickets very early and make a note of the dates of all these exciting events which will precede Diwali which will be observed on November 13.

Following on the heels of the exhilarating Sonu Nigam concert and fantastic, sold–out Naya Zamana 17, Shreya Ghoshal and troupe from India along with local artistes, including the Dharmic Nritya Sangh, promises to be an entertaining and exciting event.

Shreya Ghoshal at night

Winner of four National Film Awards, eight Filmfare Awards, five IIFA Awards, five Screen Awards and numerous others, Shreya Ghoshal is the most awarded female playback singer in the Indian Film Industry today. Probably the youngest singer at age 28 with four national awards, her facility extends to nine languages. She has toured and performed all over the world and captivated audiences with her beauty, charming personality, audience rapport and above all her musical ability.

Goshal’s career began when she won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest. She caught the attention of legendary director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In 2000, he offered her the opportunity to be the voice of Paro, the lead female character of the film Devdas, who was portrayed by Aishwarya Rai. Shreya sang five songs in the film. Her performance won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, as well as Filmfare’s RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. She also won the National Film Award for the song “Bairi Piya”.

Among her most popular songs are Guyanese favourites Teri Ore, Dhola Re Dhola from Devdas, Dhoom Tana and Om Shanti Om from Om Shanti Om, Teri Meri Prem Kahani, Piya o re piya, Chori kiya re jiya, Saibo, Bahaara, Jaadu hai nasha and Yeh Ishq Hai. This year, Shreya is at the top of the charts with the dance numbers Ooh la la ooh la la and Chikni Chameli.

Equally comfortable with her own hits and the evergreen hits of Lataji and Ashaji, Shreya Ghoshal brings the perfect combination of yesteryear and today to her concerts. In addition to her own hit songs, she will be singing some of Lataji’s golden melodies in Guyana.

Shreya has worked in more than 180 films and is also listed among Asia’s top 5 Female singers for 2012. She has been a judge for Star Voice of India – Chhote Ustaad and was one of the judges in X Factor (India) with Sonu Nigam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her performance as a team leader and a singer in “Music Ka Maha Muqabala” was outstanding.

On tour in North America and Caribbean, Shreya makes her final stop in Guyana and brings with her a full troupe of musicians, lighting and sound engineers, dancers from India and two male singers- Jeffrey Iqbal and Prithvi Gandharva.

Tickets for the Concert are VIP reserved seating – $5,000 and General Seating $2,500. These are now available at the Dharmic Kendra – Prashad Nagar, Red Mango -Robb Street, Bhagwan’s – Water Street, Harrinarine and Sons – Regent Street, E-Networks -Camp Street, NTN – Brickdam, Ashmin’s Trading, The Murti Shop – West Coast Demerara, Spready’s Snackette – Berbice, R. Gosai and Sons and M&M’s Snackette – East Bank Demerara. Special All- inclusive VVIP tickets are available at the Dharmic Kendra only (call ***)