Usha Uthup, Shabana Azmi Enthrall Audience at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Ranjit Rodricks , 05 Feb 2013
Usha Uthup
Usha Uthup

The much-awaited and iconic Kala Ghoda Arts Festival came to life with a captivating and entertaining musical evening over the weekend where singer Isheeta Ganguli enthralled the audience with her soulful rendition of Vande Mataram and hits from her acclaimed album Damaru. 

In fact, during the performance, actress Shabana Azmi joined Isheetaa on stage to recite Tagore’s Where The Mind Is Without Fear. No prizes for guessing that they had a loud round of applause from the large gathering.

Shabana Azmi and Isheeta Ganguli
Shabana Azmi and Isheeta Ganguli
Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
Isheeta Ganguli
Isheeta Ganguli

However, the highlight of the event was an electrifying and magnetic performance by Padma Shree award winner Usha Uthup, who performed for almost two hours along with her band. Usha, a true blue Mumbaikar, was nostalgic as she spoke about her growing years in Mumbai and how lucky she felt to be a part of such an iconic festival in her beautiful city.

Usha Uthup
Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup had the audience swooning to her famous numbers from Dum Maro Dum and Darling to other popular songs by Bappi Lahiri as well as some English classics. Usha ensured that there was not one dull moment during her gala performance as she constantly interacted with the audience, leaving them in splits with her witty humour.

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