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Gaana, Khaana and Bajaana at Shaam-e-Sargam

October 2007
Gaana, Khaana and Bajaana at Shaam-e-Sargam

Shaam-e-Sargam, just as the name suggests, organized a splendid evening of music on September 15th at Emory's White Hall. Over 50 songs, solos and duets, were presented by its members in themed segments. Darshna Kaur emceed the show with themes such as Aankhein, Baarish, Chaand and Dil.

Some of the hit songs included "Yeh Mera Dil" by Nita Parekh," Pag Ghungroo" and "Mitwa" by Pankaj Bhargava, "Papa Kehte Hain" by Uday Singh, "Aaj Rapat Jaayen" by Sunny Sachdeva and "Namak Ishk" by Ekta. The songs that received thunderous applause were "Chaand Sifarish" by Archith Seshadri, "Ramaya Vastavayaa" by Navin Tyagi and Deepa Sreetal, "Ey Kya Bolti tu" by Deepa Sreetal and Nimitt Sharma, "Kaho Na Kaho" by Sunil Khurana and a beautiful rendition of "Yeh Nayan Darey Darey" by Monish Malhotra.

Following the twenty minute intermission, the youngest member of Shaam-e-Sargam, Kirtan Parekh, enthralled the audience by singing the title song from the movie Kal Ho Na Ho. Additional attractions in the program were the accompanying dancers. Raising the enthusiasm in the singers and the audience, Tiedra Brown, Ranjana Rathi and Zainab Muhammad performed to "Barso Re" by Chandrika Narayan..

Going back to the seventies, Ranjana Rathi and Tiedra Brown dressed in hippie outfits and armed with guitars, performed to the beats of "Dum Maro Dum" by Deepa Sreetal, sending the audience into a trance. Divya Srivastava performed an admirably choreographed solo to "Piya Tose" sung by Manisha.

In addition to having vocalists render their favorite songs, Ashwin Seshadri on keyboards. Ravi Kukkamala on drums and Rashid Farook on guitar performed the title song from the movie, "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom." Following their performance, Prabha Tyagi performed "Yeh Zindagi Usi Ki Hai" on keyboard.

Founded by Navin Tyagi and Prabha Tyagi in the year 2000, the group meets once a month in an amicable environment and enjoys the gift of music with karaoke and live instruments. Some of the primary contributors who made the program succeed were Navin Tyagi, Prabha Tyagi, Darshna Kaur, Nimitt Sharma, Rashid Farook, Deepa Sreetal and Archith Seshadri. Navin Tyagi and Prabha Tyagi were presented with gift to honor and thank them for their dedication and interest in the group.

What started out as bathroom singing for many, the Shaam-e-Sargam recital provided the perfect platform for enthusiasts to sing in front of a larger audience.

~ Supriya Shridharan

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