The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is urging Sonu Nigam fans to get their tickets for the concert on April 28 early to avoid disappointment. At present there are only limited numbers of the VVIP and VIP reserved seating tickets remaining. Tickets for general seating are available at all ticket locations.
International singing superstar, Sonu Nigam, is all set for his first concert in Guyana and has an entertainment filled performance prepared for fans here. He will be giving his Guyanese fans a 3-hour non-stop session of rocking and mesmerising Bollywood melodies comprising his popular hits as well as gems from yesteryearin a concert which promises to be one of the most memorable musical treats ever held in Guyana. Sonu and troupe will arrive in Guyana several days before the concert and a special welcome is planned for Sonu at the airport on April 25.
The Sabha is hosting this mega concert at the National Stadium in celebration of the 174th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana. Gates open at 5 pm and the concert begins at 7 pm.
Coming with Sonu for the concert are talented singer Gunjan Singh and TV Actress/ Model Manasi Verma. Gunjan is featured on Sonu’s album ‘Rafi Resurrected’. She also has some releases of her own. Manasi has appeared in a number of TV serials including the popular ZEETV soap “Kasamh Se” in which she played Piya. They will be accompanied by Sonu’s full band of outstanding musicians and technical personnel. The Sabha’s own dance troupe, the Dharmic Nritya Sangh will also perform.
Described as the “King of Playback”, the “Golden Voice of India” and “Lord of the Chords”, the sensational Sonu has been singing since the age of three. He is equally known for his rendition of the popular songs of the legendary Mohammed Rafi as he is for his own Bollywood Hits, his role as television host for the musical talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, judge on X-Factor and his non-filmi albums. He has sung in approximately 54 different voices and has sung with international artists such as Britney Spears and Jermaine Jackson. He has won numerous awards for his songs including those in popular films Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Om Shanti Om, Saathiya and Main Hoon Na.
Indeed he has been the voice of many Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Govinda.
The Dharmic Sabha has been working assiduously to put all arrangements in place to make Sonu’s first concert in Guyana truly magnificent. Special focus has been given to stage, sound, lights, big screens and seating so that patrons can have optimum enjoyment. There will be a number of food stalls featuring the various Indian delicacies such assada rotis and chokhas, seven curry, authentic Indian cuisine and Indian sweets. As usual, there will be a strict no alcohol policy.
All proceeds of this event will be dedicated towards the construction of a shelter which will house children who are victims of abuse. The building will be based in Berbice, where the Sabha has already secured land. In addition to performing at the concert, Sonu will attend a special dinner, hosted by the Sabha at Pegasus on Friday April 27,where the building plan for the shelter will be launched.Patrons who purchased VVIP All Inclusive tickets can attend the dinner.
The Sabha wishes to thank the Government of Guyana for its support and to acknowledge the generous contributions of its sponsors Digicel, E-Networks, ICEE, New GPC, Shamdas Kirpalani, Aruwai Plaza, NCN, NTN, Rent-a-Tent, Ashmins, BK Quarries Inc, Digicom, Valvoline Oil, Pepsi, Ansa Mcal, Sterling Products, Giftland Office Max, Lens, Kanhai’s Electrical, Metro, Guyoil, M & M Snackette, Neal & Massey Group Guyana, GBTI, Jai Signs and EZ Jet.
Tickets are on sale at the Dharmic Kendra – Prashad Nagar, Red Mango – Robb Street, Bhagwan’s – Water Street, Harinarine & Sons – Regent Street, E-Networks – Camp Street, Ashmins – High Street, NTN – Brickdam, M & M Snackette and R. Gossai & Sons – East Bank Demerara, Murti Shop – West Coast Demerara and Spready’s Snackette – Berbice. Ticket prices to see this iconic performer in concert are $2000 for general seating and $5,000 for VIP Reserved Numbered Seating. A small number of all-inclusive VVIP tickets are still available. Call 227-6181 to book these.
Some sponsors have launched exciting promotions for the event. EZ jet will be giving away two return tickets to New York on the night of the show to 2 lucky patrons from the VIP and general sections while Digicel will be present a Blackberry Phone. NAMILCO is offering the opportunity to win VVIP, VIP and general tickets to customers who send in any combination of 3 empty packets of or labels of Halwa (Sirnee) Mix, Parsad Mix and/or Multigrain Flour, along with their name, address and telephone number to NAMILCO.