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The Mpower Fest 2018 Ft. Vishal – Shekhar, Shalmali, Armaan & Amaal Malik
November 11, 5:30 pm
The Mpower Fest is a night of music with a bigger purpose. Come witness performances by some of the top names in Bollywood and comedy, which aims to spark a conversation about the bigger issues of mental health – stamping out stigma, open conversations, the need for seeking help and so much more, through the medium of a concert. At Mpower Fest, you’ll see a stellar lineup who passionately advocate for mental health awareness come together to perform for a greater purpose. Power packed performances, and a powerful message. Get your ticket now.
The headline performers are the Bollywood powerhouse, Vishal-Shekhar. The duo rose to prominence when they composed the songs for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song “Tu Aashiqui Hai.” They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. In 2005, they composed the songs for three films: Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster.
Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based rock and electronic band Pentagram. He collaborated with Imogen Heap on the song “Minds Without Fear” for an episode of The Dewarists.
Shekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan). He learned to play the accordion from his father, a music enthusiast, Hasmukh Ravjiani. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 1997. He composed and sung Marathi songs ‘Saazni’ in 2012 and ‘Saavli’ (with Sunidhi Chauhan) in 2013.
The next act at The Mpower Fest is Filmfare Award winner, Shalmali Kholgade
Having started her tutelage at the age of 8, under her mother Uma Kholgade, a renowned classical singer, Kholgade began her Bollywood playback singing career with the song ‘Pareshaan’ for the film Ishaqzaade (2012), which earned her wide success and several awards and nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. The following year, she garnered a second nomination in the Best Female Playback Singer category at Filmfare for singing the song “Balam Pichkari” from the coming-of-age romance Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and received praise for the song “Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai” from the sports drama Sultan (2016), both of which rank among one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film.
Amaal and Armaan Malik
Brothers Amaal and Armaan Malik, who hail from a musical family, have made a name for themselves in the music business at a really young age. Winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Armaan Malik is the voice of a generation. A debut with the great Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Bhoothnath with co-performers Vishal & Shekhar composing the music launched this star’s career which has only grown from strength to strength. His brother Amaal has been working with composers and music directors from a very young age. Coming from a musical family, both brothers trained under their grandfather Sri Sardar Malik.