WXYZ - Bollywood in the D hits the Detroit Music Hall for an unprecedented concert.
This year Indiana film and classical music will unite for a very special concert on Saturday, May 19th. This concert will feature music professionals and singers from India produced by Narenda Shelth.
“The Bollywood in the D concert brings with it a message of ethnic and musical fusion on the stage,” said Sheth. “Cultural awareness is always a goal; the real impact will be the life enrichment.”
Seventeen songs were selected from a variety of Bollywood films dating from the 1950s to today. Some familiar titles include: Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire 2008), Tum Jo Aaye (Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2010) and Mere Sapano Ki Rani (Aradhana 1969). The songs were chosen to represent a variety of Bollywood music and will deliver three different medleys including, east/west fusion medley, classical medley, and instrumental Bollywood music medley.
Sixty five musicians and singer will take part in the Bollywood in the D concert. 25 musicians will be from the Michigan Philharmonic along with 21 singers and 15 professional artists of Indian origin. The stage will be under the historic Spanish Renaissance architecture of Detroit's Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
“We have had such an outpouring of support in response to this Bollywood in the D,” said Stewart. “This event is a wonderful way to bring a greater depth of integration between the Indian and American cultures in Detroit. Nothing speaks quite as collectively as music.”
Tickets for the May 19th concert range from $35 to $200 which will begin at 7:00 p.m.
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