Just came back after finishing a concert. We performed with Bharathi Arts musicians this afternoon.
The concert was for about 90 minutes as usual great fun.
Krish and I were the main performers and there were singers from here as well.
It was awesome fun to say the least and this evening I should be performing with Malkit Singh from the UK and other musicians and singers from here. That is going to be a show with Hindi songs alone.
We had a jam session last night, since we landed at the last minute with two bands for the Tamil shows. After we finished the one with Bharathi, we headed out to meet the Agni band. We entered to see a lot of dancing and practice. Thereafter we started practising our songs and somehow there was a very magical mood last evening. Or rather almost morning. We were in a huge mood to keep singing and we kept jamming singing one song after another, of course none of them were in the list that we are to perform tomorrow. By the time we got back to the hotel it was five in the morning.
We started our concert at 12:30 and went on till 2.
Krish when he goes on stage has his own mimicry act, if I may say that. His favourite seems to be Kamal Hassan and I have seen him talk like him right since we performed at Singapore together. And then some other artistes as well. So when someone asked him to mimic some other voice, he asked "Did you invite me here to sing or to mimic?" Anyway he has a way on stage.
I sang Singara Velane Deva after a long time and I love the way the audience here responds to classic songs like these. And yep the kids played along on the keyboard whatever the Nadaswaram had to play. Oh, I guess I did not mention, Bharathi Arts musicians were all predominantly kids below the age of 16 except one gentleman on the pads.
Oooh and yeah though it might be surprising, I sang Naakku Mookka. Several times when I heard the song playing on the radio while driving I have had the urge to start dancing. But there was not much leg shaking I could do today. But the was our final song. At the end of the day I had super fun :) Actually its still mid-day. But .. figure of speech. :)
And I must say this South Asian Festival is bigger than I imagined.