Sunday, March 21, 2010

Squeaking Speakers, Sizzling Shreya

(Review of 19th March 2010 Shreya Ghoshal concert in Raleigh, North Carolina)

Squeaking speakers. Endless echo. Atrocious acoustics. Stadium setting.

Yet Shreya sounded sweet and captivated the audience for four hours.


Music lovers enjoyed her classical songs while party goers had their share with fast numbers. In an unfriendly setting for the concerts, four times national award winner demonstrated her command on singing. Mediocre musicians did not deter Shreya’s sincerity. Accompanied dancers appear distraction but her clear and melodious voice mesmerized listeners. Despite enormous success at the age of 26, incredibly humble Shreya shook hands with audience and entertained specific requests for regional languages’ songs. “Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hai” and “Mere Dholna” call for special mention for flawless delivery. Shreya’s VJ, Niharika narrated well with some excellent “shayri”.


Overall, the concert was worth but Shreya deserves a concert appropriate surrounding with suitable sound equipment.


Dear RTP readers, if you attended, please share your thoughts in comments. If you missed, let us hope next time we have a better environment for her.

13 comments:

  1. A: Just wanted to let you know this article is listed in google search... Good job! Keep at it!
    ~ NRIGirl

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  2. A: I also wanted to mention that's a great review!

    Just the first line was enough to take us to the 'then' and 'there' moment! Superb vocabulary too!

    By the way, what is RTP?!

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  3. Thanks NRIGirl. I tried to put both sides as concisely as possible.

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  4. would have enjoyed being there, after reading this review...or maybe enjoyed hearing her at a more appropriate venue where the surrounds would be more conducive for the sound equipment.

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  5. Yes, Shreya is a great singer. After ages we have a singer as good as Lataji

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  6. Shreya is a wonderful singer, her pronunciations are impeccable. Glad you had a chance to witness her sing live

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  7. I agree with you

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  8. she is one of a better singers we have today..

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  9. Shreya is a wonderful singer

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  10. Neha, SM, Insignia, BK,

    Shreya is a bautiful person with melodious voice and brillent singing capabilities. I wish they should have organized good sound system and better enviornment. She single handedly saved the show.

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  11. thanks again boss:) stay connected

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