Alka & Sanu charm Chicago music lovers

Organizers and artists (L-R) Kumar Sanu, Rocky (Rakesh) Kaushal, Mayur Patel, Babubhai Patel, Alka Yagnik, Nick Patel and Bhavesh Patel

Organizers and artists (L-R) Kumar Sanu, Rocky (Rakesh) Kaushal, Mayur Patel, Babubhai Patel, Alka Yagnik, Nick Patel and Bhavesh Patel

CHICAGO: Front runners in hosting entertainment shows in Chicagoland, Sahil, and La Tan have paired one more time bringing highly acclaimed Bollywood singers Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik, together on Friday April 8 at Sears Center Arenain Hoffman Estate, a northwest Chicago suburb.

A band of twenty talented musicians from India added spice to the highly entertaining musical presentation. The Emcee Ravi Raj Kandle integrated various graphics on the fly with live camera feed of the concert to the venue’s two 15 ft x28 ft media screens.

The vibrant concert proved to be a treat for music lovers of all ages seen clapping, singing, dancing, and enjoying the concert from start to finish.

Kumar Sanu kickstarted the scintillating evening with a number of chartbusters which included: “Dheeray dheeray se merizindagi main aana”, “Do dil mil rahe haimagar chupke chupke.” After a huge round of applause, he moved on to such saccharine-sweet romantic compositions as “Bas ek sanam chahiye ashique ke liye”, “Ek ladki ko dekha to aisa laga”, etc.

This was followed by a wave of soulful melodies, including: “Tumeri zindagi hai tu meri her khushi hai”, “Jab koi baat bigad jai tum dena saath mera.”

Alka Yagnik, who is called the nightingale of India, set the stage on fire by giving a power-packed rendition of her all- time hits,including “Tum pas aaye yun muskuraye tum ne na jane kyssapne dikhai”, “Akele hai to kya gham hai”, “Lal dupatta urgaya teri hawa ke jhoke se”,”Tum aai to aaya yaad gali mai aaj chand nikla”,

“Tip tip barsa pani pani mai aag lagai”,” Bole churiya bole kangna”, “Ek, do, teen, char, panch, che, sath.”
Culmination slowly creeping in was with the duets of Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. Both of them rendered the everlasting melodies and immortal rock songs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s and mesmerized the audience. As expected, they created magic with their timeless songs and took the listeners down memory lane. “Tumhe dekha to ye jana sanam pyar hota hai deewana sanam”, “Mera dil bhi kitna pagal hai ke pyar tum hi se kerta hai”, and many more.

They also sang such hit duets as “Ghunghat ki oud se dilbar ka deedar adhoora lagta hai”, “Ladki badi anjani hai”, etc. on huge public demand.Two popular singers from Chicago, Chetan Laxman Rana and Anuradha Gosh, also enthralled the audience by singing select solos and duets.

“Our commitment to entertain music lovers will continue unabated. Many more high-profile events, aimed at bringing qualitatively-rich entertainment, are in the pipeline such as Dream Team on August 19 at Sears Center Arena”, said Bhavesh Patel and Nick Patel. Savi Singh from Starz Entertainment that had teamed with Sahil and LaTan for the show also padded up what Patels said to the delight of all present

Asian Media USA