Vishwa Events brought “THE QUEEN of Indian Music Kaushiki Chakraborty” along with a group encompassing string, harmonium and tabla for our entertainment and our learning, a very unique musical ensemble – unique in its home country India and even more extraordinary in Brisbane.
On the evening of 15th April 2018, Queenslanders graced the Schonell theatre, St. Lucia in large numbers to partake of this rare and inspiring performance of Indian classical music. Kaushiki Chakraborty was the vocalist and she was accompanied by Mr Ajay Jogalekar (Harmonium), Mr Ojas Adhiya (Limca Book World Record Holder for the Youngest Tabla Player) and others.
There was a wide range of the audience which belonged to various communities not only from India but also from Japan, China, and Australia. We had a wide group of music lovers which proved music doesn’t need any language and has no barriers or boundaries. It was a wonderful combination of different cultures, Languages, and nationalities all under one roof to enjoy the melodious concert by Ms. Kaushiki Chakraborty.
The concert began by thanking the traditional owners of the land our sponsors, supporters, media partners and also with the blessings of Jejeshree.
The team of performers were introduced by Miss Ira Apte and felicitated by the team Vishwa Members with a token of appreciation. Which was then followed by the magical journey into the ocean of music which started with Raag Bhimpalasi and then the Kahayls, Thumris, and Ghazals.
After a short intermission halfway through the concert, the Queen of Hindustani Music then sang the songs of the audience choice.
Kaushiki Chakraborty was very happy for the audience to take selfies and photos with her as she was impressed by the wonderful audience which was there and the fans who wanted to get some autographs from her. Not only the audience was mesmerized by her singing the security guards present at the time who had no clue of what classical singing had become fans of Ms Kaushiki at the end of the concert.
At the end of the concert Ketaki Apte, Director Vishwa Events thanked all the wonderful audience and the team of volunteers who had helped tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event a success.