"Yahoo! Shammi Kapoor Night / Tribute to Mohammed Rafi" raised funds for the Georgia Blind Sports Association
(Left) Tanween Mian sings hits with Geethu Venugopal on "Yahoo! Shammi Kapoor Night / Tribute to Mohammed Rafi." (Photo: Venkat Kuttua Studios)
On March 9, 2018, Tanweer Mian Productions organized a musical concert titled "Yahoo! Shammi Kapoor Night / Tribute to Mohammed Rafi." This fundraiser for the Georgia Blind Sports Association (GBSA) was held at Berkmar High School in Lilburn, GA, and received overwhelming support from the Atlanta community. Community leaders, business sponsors, noble hearted individuals and overall music lovers of Atlanta attended and filled the auditorium to near capacity.
“Sur-Real” Band performed nonstop Rock and Pop hits. Singers Tanweer Mian, Geethu Venugopal, Lakshmi Rao, Amol Khanapurkar, and Navin Gurnaney were accompanied by musicians Ashwin Seshadri, Gurinder Negi, Jack Thomson, Avishak Syam, David Morrow, and Amol Khanapurkar, with Zee Hassan on projection and Jogy Jose providing flawless sound.
Shammi Kapoor music videos were perfectly synced to the live singing giving the impression of playback singing. The audience enjoyed the nostalgia brought on by songs like “Mere Yaar Shaaba Khair,” “Main Chali, Main Chali,” and “Yahoo! Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahe.” Dancer Divya Srivastava, dressed in an orange sari, moved like Mumtaz in “Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche.” Actor and stand-up comedian Ash Chandler charmed the audience with his stand-up comedy and poetry. The beautiful Ms. Henna Mian graciously served as the official host of the evening.
The show received much publicity, and as a result, GBSA received proceeds and was able to raise awareness and enlist volunteers during the event. It was a great cause, great musicians, great singers.
The Georgia Blind Sports Association’s (GBSA) mission is to help visually impaired individuals discover their athletic potential, from recreational fun to the Paralympics. Founded in 2011, the Association is a nonprofit corporation that serves as an advocate for many youth and adult visually impaired athletes in Georgia. (www.gablindsports.com)
Lakshmi Rao, Gurinder S. Negi, Navin Gurnaney, Tanweer Mian, Ashwin Seshadri, Amol Khanapurkar, Geethu Venugopal, and others. (Photo: Venkat Kuttua Studios)
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