India’s Amit Mishra rocks Trinidad stage on Saturday
Photo : Amit Mishra and Avanie Joshie performed at Centre of Excellence ELR 2018 last Saturday, March 03, 2018
Port-of-Spain: Indian singer, songwriter and entertainer, Amit Mishra along with Bollywood singer Avanie Joshi rocked the Centre of Excellence on Saturday to perform at the delayed annual Valentine Day show because of the annual Carnival festival.
It was a show with a difference as Amit thrilled his overly pulsating audience encored him for several songs which he belted for three hours, and at times jointly with Avanie, who also gave solo performances.
Amit, who comes from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from which most of the approximate 148,000 East Indians came here to work on enhancing the agricultural capacity between 1845 and 1917, apparently did not realize the emotional ties with his audience. In fact, it was a link between Uttar Pradesh and the East Indian diaspora here without any one recognizing it.
The youthful entertainer best known for his renditions here, “Soniye” from the film “Hum Do Anjaane”; “Manma” from the film “Dilwale” and “Bulleya” from the film, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” among a host of other memorable renditions which sent the crowd, especially the young ones, crazy.
Avanie also spurred the crowd with several of his hits, some of which included, “Mitt Di Khyshoo. Chahun Main Ya Na and Banjaana”.
The show was ignited by the ever-popular and effervescent , Raymond Ramnarine with his brand, “Everybody Loves Raymond” and the international musical band, Dil-E-Nadan, who thrilled the audience from the repertoire of Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, among several other India’s notable.
Among the several delectable morsels who graced the stage were Rennie Raymond, Renuka Mahabir, Andy Singh, and G3 of the Ramnarine’s clan, Varun, Vinesh, Amish and Arvind buttressed by dancers.
The show was both electrifying and highly energized with all the performers on stage.
The thousands of fans who packed the hall, were deeply pleased and elated over the whole show and had high kudos for the promoter and cultural activist, Rafi Mohammed, who has over 40 years in bringing Indian culture through the radio, television and public shows. Rafi comes from the Mohammed clan, whose late father and former Government Minister, Kamaluddin Mohammed started Indian programmes on the airwaves with Radio Trinidad in 1947.
Asked about the secret of being the top East Indian cultural producer, Rafi said that over the years he has been able to guage both the local and international shows, entertainers and performer, and knew what the Trinidad audience wanted.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” show has appeals from fans from the Caribbean, Canada, America and England, who make the trek annually to Trinidad.