Masti-Karaoke of Chicago celebrated Valentine's Day with Sangeet, Masti & Hungama
Chicago IL: Masti-Karaoke & DCA Presented Valentine’s Party on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Sher-E-Punjab, 2113 63rd St. Downers Grove, IL. The event was sold out with over a 100 people in the audience!!! Valentines’ Day is celebrated with much pomp and fun in every nook and corner of Chicago land and across the America. Over one dozen events primarily catered to South Asian-Americans were held in Chicago land area. Among all these events, the choice of audience was ‘Masti-Karaoke’s Valentine’s Party’ voted as one of the best Valentine’s Party in town. All the singers from Masti-Karaoke mesmerized the enthusiastic crowd for over 4 hours. The audience was not only pleased with the performance, but applauded both old and new Bollywood romantic songs. With passion and love filling the air, couples danced to their hearts content. With red heart shaped balloons symbolizing deep and undying promises of love, the evening presented a romantic feel. Dress code for ladies and gentlemen was Red and Black. Tickets for Valentine’s was $25 per person (dinner included) and $15 for children.
Celebrated February 14 every year, the Valentine’s Day is synonymous with expressions of love, friendship and bonding. It is named for Saint Valentine, a patron of love. On this day people exchange beautiful flowers or chocolates, go for a lunch or dinner at a Restaurant and make time to be with their special loved ones.
“In our hectic schedule we hardly get quality time to spend with each other,” Sunil Shah former president of New FIA told Asian Media USA. “Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to make that time and get the romance back.”
Masti-Karaoke is a group for “Any person” an amateur or professional, young or old, male or female, genuinely interested in listening and/or singing Bollywood or any Indian/Pakistani melody. The organizers for Masti-karaoke believe that there are many untapped singing talents within our Chicago Indian/Pakistani community. They are dedicated to helping truly talented individuals get over their shyness and bring out the hidden artist within themselves. They believe that it is never too late to realize ones passions and do something about it. They also believe that as a community we should encourage God given talents in others and help aspiring musical stars attain their dreams and goals no matter how old or young they are. At Masti-Karoke they are one big “Music family”. People of different religions and cultures mingle together to share their love for music. Music or Sangeet is universally enjoyed. Everyone needs to express themselves and music can offer us that chance. It’s all about having fun. Masti-Karaoke’s interest is to promote Indian/Pakistani Culture, Indian/Pakistani Music, Bollywood songs and Make New Friends. They also go to musical events, parties, and Indian concerts.
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The evening started at 7:00 PM with a social hour featuring some tasty appetizers and premium drinks. Master of Ceremony for the occasion was Mujeeb Ahmed. He kicked off the program by welcoming everyone to the Valentine’s Party.
Singers Imran Durrani, Shikha Tandon, Jency Elakkatt, Muzaffar Qureshi, Mukram Bhai, Rashid Hameed, Mohammad Shafi, and Imaad Ahmed mesmerized the audience with their God gifted voice. The impressive and noteworthy thing about this talented group of singers is their dedication and love for music. The audience had the opportunity to listen to top Bollywood songs from Asha Bhosle to Shreya Goshal and Kishore Kumar to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The singers practiced and rehearsed for several weeks to give their best performance and make this event a great success. DJ Monachan Polakkattil did excellent job keeping up with all the demands by so many different singers at Valentine’s Party.
Special thanks to Shariq Sidz, Mahijit Virdi and Lucky Ali for bringing their professional singing to Masti-Karaoke’s Valentine’s Party which made the evening all the more special.
Majority of singers and speakers spoke very highly about one individual that evening that has touched their lives – our very own Sunil Shah ( New York Life Insurance Company) He was one of the sponsors and was invited on the stage with his wife Rita Shah. He complimented and congratulated Masti Karaoke group and extended his whole hearted support to them. Mr. and Mrs. Shah also sang a beautiful romantic duet song paying tribute to Valentine’s Day.
The evening concluded with buffet dinner and thank you speech by Mujeeb Ahmed.
What the Audiences are saying about this Valentine’s Party
Great Indian and Pakistani music.
Great group. Fun loving and tolerant to all types of singing.
I am impressed and Congratulations for an excellent job.
Friendly group…..had the best time.
Very nice and friendly people. Great singers.
I had a good time. Great turnout!
Grand Sponsor: Dr. Jency Elakkatt, Optometrist.
Other sponsors: Sunil Shah (Founder of New FIA), Dr. Siraj, Dr. Arun K Sahi, SK Limos, Amco Appliance Repair and D J Karishma.
Dr. Siraj Ahmed / DCA promote all India and Pakistani cultural event for last 10 years.
Masti-Karaoke was Founded Jun 15, 2012 by Mujeeb Ahmed.
Mujeeb (Organizer ), Shikha (Co-Organizer ), Hina T (Event Organizer), Sonu (Assistant Organizer ), Sonu (Assistant Organizer ), Imran Durrani (Assistant Organizer ), Sanjay Varghese (Assistant Organizer )
Chicago ki Aawaz 4 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Masala Grill, 2948 West Devon Avenue,
Chicago, IL. (773)381-0909
Great time to meet up with new fun Desi people at Masti Karaoke Night with Bollywood songs sung by Imran, Shikha, Mujeeb, Jency, Ahmed, Rashid, and whoever else wants to sing. Don’t be shy……..just pick a few songs and get this event rolling. It’s going to be a fun night. RSVP as soon as possible! There is a limited space for 60 people available. Masala Grill has delicious food. Choose from their buffet or menu, either way you’ll love their food! Entry fee for the event is $7.00 per person.