Titled â€œA musical journey through Indiaâ€ followed byÂ â€œmedley homage to late legendary Lata Mangeshkar jiâ€, talented tabla player Robi Bhattacharya and harmonium player Biplab Mukherjee accompanied her.
‘Lata Mangeshkar of Paris’, Aparna Sreedhar regaled a packed audience with her mellifluous voice singing Indian melodies at the Consulate in New York. A versatile Hindustani vocalist also nicknamed ‘Nightingale of Paris,’ Aparna with a rich repertoire of classical music, bhajans, abhangs, ghazals, geet and folk music, also sings in many Indian languages.
Titled “A musical journey through India” followed by “medley homage to late legendary Lata Mangeshkar ji”, talented tabla player Robi Bhattacharya and harmonium player Biplab Mukherjee accompanied her.
President of the Indian Diaspora Council (IDC) Ashook Ramsaran welcomed the guests and the Consul General. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Randhir Jaiswal highlighted the inherent value of Indian music and arts to the Indian Diaspora.
Prakash Singh, President of IDC of Guyana, thanked Aparna Sreedhar and the musicians for the lilting presentation. Consul Bijender Kumar of the Consulate and former Suriname ambassador Kriesnadath Nandoe and his family were among the audience who enjoyed the musical treat. The Consulate and Boysie Siew, entrepreneur and IDC life member supported the programme.
The Indian Diaspora Council International (IDC) in partnership with Global Indian Organization (GIO, headquartered in Paris) organised the programme and it was hosted by the Consulate of India in New York.