CHICAGO: With the whirling dancers, clapping hands, over 1200 people of different age groups joined and celebrated the Grand Live Bollywood Dandiya Night by Poonam Bhatia and Hitesh Master at Bolingbrook High School on October 6.
Bollywood Playback singer Poonam Bhatia was greeted by about a thousand revelers. The Orchestra SaReGaMa with Hitesh Master and his maverick musicians was there. The sound was being set up by Kafi. The live band had Richard Cristian on Octopad and Sampler, Tan Soni on Roto drums and Gopal Shah on Acoustic drum set.
Once the music started, everybody came to the center of the hall and started dancing to the beats of orchestra SaReGaMa. Hitesh Master also crooned at the mic! Taarika Bhatia is the lead singer with Bollywood singer Mika Singh’s band. Since it was a Bollywood Dandiya evening, a lot of Bollywood songs were included along with the traditional Gujarati numbers. The hall kept reverberating with the beats of Dandiya till about 10 pm.
The event promoter Ganesh Subramanian thanked everyone for making it a grand success and announced the winners of the raffle and promised to give them many more such fun filled evenings.
The event was produced by Ganesh Subramanian and Menaga Rajukannan of Chicago. He thanked all volunteers including Sandhya Subbu, Karthik Giri, Param Yarasani, Chakri Gandham, Anuthama Raghu and many others who helped in bringing the live event to Chicago audience