Shreya Ghoshal Returns To South Africa

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#SOUTHAFRICA: Shreya Ghoshal’s voice has a certain soothing quality that hits the emotional chords in just the right places.

She has been to South Africa 2 times already and her fans can expect her to bring the ‘jaadu & naasha’ yet again this April!

Every word that is perfectly enunciated by Shreya Ghoshal is not just a word, it tells a story. Her voice allows your mind to wander imaginatively.

At a time when Hindi film music is going through its worst phase with all the rehashed and recreated versions of old songs, it makes me question, what happened to the greats whose melodious voices were bold enough to stand on their own? Shreya Ghoshal, was probably, last of those greats.

It is famously known that Shreya won Sa Re Ga Ma when she was only 16 and was soon roped in to voice tracks for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas.

This award-winning songstress returns by popular demand to serenade South African fans for another unforgettable musical journey on April 30th at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.

My last visit to South Africa was amazing!  I am always humbled by the warm welcome that I receive when I visit, the fans are incredibly supportive and it’s a very special energy when I perform in South Africa.  I am so fortunate that my music takes me around the globe and I am very excited to return to the beautiful South Africa,” comments Shreya Ghoshal.

As a truly special talent in the Indian recording industry and a leading female playback singer in Indian cinema, Shreya is considered one of the most versatile singers of her generation. 

Osman and Shaaista Osman of Blu Blood.

Shreya is always one of our most anticipated musical events!  From the production quality of her live shows to her performances of her biggest chart-toppers, fan favourites and outstanding renditions of evergreen songs from the greats, Shreya is the epitome of world-class entertainment,” comments Osman Osman, MD of Blu Blood, who are synonymous for bringing out the biggest Bollywood superstars to Africa’s stages.

Tickets start from R250 per person, available for purchase via Computicket.  The show takes place at Centre Court at Emperors Palace (64 Jones Road, Kempton Park) and starts at 20h00 (doors open at 19h30).

ALSO WATCH: Shreya Ghoshal performing Ghoomar in Telugu

Background

With Twitter fans exceeding 6.8 million; 27.8 million on Facebook and 12.7 million followers on Instagram, there is no doubt that Shreya continues to lead the playback pack and is still one of the most highly acclaimed and sought after Bollywood artists of her time.

She has mastered singing in several regional languages and musical variations and she will showcase her soulful melody and music with numbers including ‘Ooh La La’, ‘Radha on the Dancefloor’, Deewani Mastani’,  ‘Chikni Chameli’, ‘Teri Meri’ and many more.

She has clinched numerous awards to her name including a National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer; a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and New Music Talent and several IIFA Awards and has performed to sell-out audiences at the Royal Albert Hall.  

She has released over twenty albums, sung well over 1500 songs in 11 Indian languages and her illustrious career has not only seen her gain global fame and perform in some of the most prestigious venues around the world but she is also the first Indian singer to be waxed at Madame Tussauds in London.

Ghoshal’s mother was her first music teacher, when, at the age of four, they started practising Bengali songs. Her first stage performance was at their club’s annual function.  When she was six, she started lessons in Hindustani classical music and was trained by Rakesh Sharma of Kota, Shri Jayawardhan Bhatnagar and finally from Mahesh Chandra Sharma of Kota. 

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Shreya Ghoshal – Live in Concert is proudly brought to you by Blu Blood.

Tickets start from R250 per person, available for purchase via Computicket.  The show takes place at Centre Court at Emperors Palace (64 Jones Road, Kempton Park) and starts at 20h00 (doors open at 19h30).

ALSO WATCH:Shreya Ghoshal performing Ghoomar in Telugu


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