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Cultural Show for India and Sri Lanka to jointly celebrate 70 years of independence

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Cultural Show "Bollywood and Beyond", a musical evening is to be held at 6.45 pm on Wedensday, the January 17 at the BMICH for India and Sri Lanka to jointly celebrate 70 years of independence of India and Sri Lanka. It is organized under the auspices of the High Commission of India.

A press release of the Indian High Commission states that it would showcase the beautiful blending of Indian and Western classical music with popular bollywood songs. It features violin maestro Dr. L. Subramaniam, world famous singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, composer Bindu Subramaniam and eminent musicians from different parts of India.

Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam, is one of the world's best musician and composer to master Carnatic Classical Music and Western Classical Music. He has composed music for award winning films including "Salaam Bombay" and "Mississippi Masala" and was the featured soloist for Bernardo Bertolucci‟s "Little Buddha" and "Cotton Mary" of Merchant Ivory Productions. Padma Shri Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, known as the melody queen, is undoubtedly one of the leading singers in the Bollywood film industry singing more than 15,000 songs in almost all Indian languages.

Apart from coveted Padma Shree from the President of India in 2005 she has been honored with three consecutive Film Fare awards for best play back singer, a feat rarely achieved. The duo will be accompanied by their immensely talented singer composer daughter Bindu Subramaniam. The treasures of music will be provided by eminent musicians such as Tanmoy Bose in Tabla, Frijo Francis in Keyboard, Sanjay Marathe in Keyboard, Alwyn Dominic Fernandes in Guitar, Keith Peters in Bass guitar, Prasad Kulkarni in Octopad and percussion, Satya Sai in Mridangam.

Admission to the event is free for public and is on first come first serve basis.

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