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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ- On April 2, 2021, “Shaam E Gaana”, a virtual musical program with talented artists across the globe completed their one year and celebrated first anniversary episode with talented singers from the USA and a Guest appearance from Shibani Kashyap, Bollywood Playback Singer from Mumbai. IndusTV under the leadership of Vijay Garg of PGA has been presenting the virtual musical program every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. since April 3, 2020, and completed 53 episodes during the pandemic.
The theme of this virtual musical show was conceptualized by Dr. Tushar Patel, Executive Director of IndusTV along with the talented host Madhavi Bathula who is known for her knowledge as Bollywood Encyclopedia and presentation skills to keep her audience and viewers engaged for the past one year. More than 150 singers all across the USA and India were part of this one and only online program continuously going on for one year and beyond. During Shaam E Gaana’s 25th episode, Bollywood Playback Singer Poornima AKA Sushma Shrestha, 50th episode Bollywood Playback Singer Preety Bhalla and one year anniversary episode Bollywood Playback Singer Shibani Kashyap joined the event live from Mumbai. All three celebrity singers had interactive sessions with the participants and sung some of the most melodious songs from their own era during the milestone episodes. “Jogiya” a pure tale of falling in love in the most beautiful place – Punjab, which was Shibani Kashyap’s video released less than a week ago viewed by 1.3 million viewers and sung by her during the program along with her other famous songs were applauded and watched by more than 10,000 people virtually.
Sham E Gaana on virtual platform is a unique concept where some of the most talented singers from the tri-state area as well as across the USA and India were part of the last 53 episodes. Singers like Sunita Kapur, Anitha Krishna, Rakesh Raj, Raj, Smruti and Eshna Pandya, Ipshita Roy, Tanmayee Mohapatra, Ujjaval Vyas, Dinesh Mirchandani, Umesh Patel, Mahesh Mehta, Prakhar Ghosh, Kashyap Jani, Tina Kundalia Singh, Simran Sethi and singers from India Bhumik Shah, Praher Vora, Gargi Vora and many others were part of the year-long weekly saga on every Friday. The main objective is to highlight singers from all across the USA in different age categories. Some of the young singers like Sparsh Shah, Neeti Gupte, Rushil Vish, Om & Surabhi Guha and many other young and veteran talented singers were part of the Shaaam E Gaana which was attended by thousands online via Zoom and social media platform like Facebook and YouTube. Besides Bollywood singing, Shaam E Gaana also added regional segments with variety of regional songs and special segments of classical, ghazal, qawwali and many other types of singing to bring variety in the second year program which will be unique in itself.
The objective and goal of Shaam E Gaana program is to create a musical fraternity for all the singers who want to showcase their singing talents under one platform and appreciate music and India’s rich culture and heritage of variety of music