International cast in Songs of Kishore Kumar Finals
Photo : Surujdeo Mangaroo
Jimmy Subhaidass from Fiji, Joe Seenath from USA, Rishikumar Baitali from Suriname, Randy Bhagwandin from Canada and Mala Harripersad from Guyana are among twenty (20) singers vying for big cash prizes in the Songs of Kishore Kumar Concert. Sponsored by the National Council of Indian Culture, the event is carded for Tuesday May 29, 2018 at the Divali Nagar starting 7 p.m.
Several local artistes are among the contestants: Roshan Sankar, Neeshad Sultan, Rehanna Gopaul, Soondar Sooknarine, Satrohan Maharaj, Boya Safyiet Mohammed,Leon Madho,Lalchan Rama, Badri Nath, Varma Maharaj, Anil Bheem, Prakash Ramcharan, Anand Adheen, Rajesh Dallah and Nadia Madoo.
Several guest artistes are among the cast to entertain you. These include Khainayak Dance Academy, Avinash Maharaj, Kimlyn Boodram Prema Shakti Dancers, local comedian and singer Kenneth Seepersad & Neil Persad from Florida.
Tickets, priced at $150 General Admission, VVIP $400, VIP $250 and Moonlighting $100, are available at Persad’s ‘D’ Food King & Bright Ideas Ltd-Rio Claro, New Grant and Princes Town; Praimsingh’s Pooja Bhavan-Chaguanas and Curepe; Sonah Jewellers-Penal and Chaguanas; Laxmi’s Jewellers, High Street, San Fernando; Oma’s Pooja Store, Mucurapo Street, San Fernando and Apollo Computer Store in Sangre Grande.
Photo : Kishore Kumar
“Kishore Kumar songs are very popular today after his death more than twenty years ago,” said Surujdeo Mangaroo, Public Relations Officer of the NCIC and coordinator of the Song of Kishore Kumar Concert. Mangaroo continued: “He was the leading playback singer in the 1970 and his songs have endured the test of time. To have a contest today and get 20 finalists says a lot about the impact of Kishore’s songs on music lovers of this country.”
“On behalf of the NCIC I want to take this opportunity to welcome the many foreign contestants who will be performing,” said Mangaroo. “It only demonstrates the strength, power and melody of Kishore Kumar’s music to bring together sons and daughters from distant parts of the diaspora,” Mangaroo concluded.
The NCIC looks forward to welcoming you and your family to this evening of entertainment to commemorate the 173 Anniversary of Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago.