Power packed performances rocked the stage of Rasamanjari 2014 presented by Tulu Koota Kuwait on 16th May 2014 at the American International School, Kuwait. The audience were awestruck by the powerhouse spectacle presented by the guest artists from Mangalore.
The event began with a warm welcome beautifully rendered by BhavaniMadhav and Vijay Wilson followed by a Welcome dance by Upasana Dance Studio and the traditional lighting of lamp by the Managing & Advisory committee members. The President, Mr. Tharendra Shettigar addressing the crowd, welcomed everyone and thanked the sponsors of the show, whose generous contribution was the foothold of such a magnanimous event.
Manoj Shetty introduced Sahil (Zaheer Ahmed), the host for the evening, further to which Sahil’s unmatched enthusiasm and Shayaris, captured the audience attention from the moment he took to the microphone.
The guest singers, the rustic talent and folk song queen KalavathiDayanand, the celebrity singer of SA RE GA MA fame, Nakul Abhyankar & renowned star singer Anita D’Souza kick-started the show by rendering the beautiful fusion of ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’.
KalavathiDayanand who was rightfully addressed as Kalavathi ‘Dynamic’ captivated the audience with high voltage songs like “Koli Kooguva Hottu”, “Le le Lele Kandu” & “Naanu Kolike Ranga”.
NakulAbyankar rocked the stage with powerful songs like “Mithuva…”,“Kaanadanthe Mayavadanu”,“Tune maari entryaan” & “Saari ke fall”. The versatile singer Anita D’Souza grooved the audience with songs like “VolIe Re”, Byari song, “Tere mere beech me”. All the three also performed brilliant duets, while “Damadam Mast Kalandar” remained the highlight of the evening.
Local Talented singers, Santosh Kunder, Laveena Praphulla & Orson D’Souza also presented foot-tapping numbers and enthralled the crowd with power packed performances. Live music support was rendered by Adrian Gomes and his fabulous team. The children of different dance schools performed to various new and old numbers, while the comedy skits from the TKK members kept the audience in splits.
The programme was well co-ordinated under the leadership of the cultural secretary, Mr Suresh Salian.
Furthermore, the felicitation programme was hosted by Ashvita Shetty. The Sponsors and the guest artists were felicitated by the guest of honor, his Excellency, deputy commissioner-Indian Embassy, Shubashish Guldar & the managing & advisory committee members. The main sponsors for the event were Malabar Gold and Diamonds & MCB Assetz, while the Gold Sponsors were Burhan Tec, Lulu Exchange, Oriental Restaurant & Avanti Palace Restaurant, and the Silver Sponsors were Ashraf & Co, Karthik Residencies, Faisal Al-Qatami Steel, Al-Arfaj Engineering and Baby Abrielle Kyra Furtado.
The back stage announcements were made by Rinita Lionel and Shubha Shanubogue, sound & lightings support by Illuminations, while Prashanth Shetty Agari was the chief photographer of the event.
The Program concluded with a Vote of Thanks by the General Secretary, Satish Acharya and the National Anthem.
From Awesome stage setting to fabulous music and exhilarating performance by artists, this show left the audience mesmerized and an evening to be remembered forever.
By: Neramballi Suresh Shyam Rao, Kuwait.