Hyderabad Arts & Cultural Association, together with the Keep Alive musical group of Mumbai, is organising a musical nite titled Nayyar Daur, on 21st July at the Ravindra Bharathi. The program will feature popular foot-tapping and several immortal songs composed by the legendary music director Late O P Nayyar.
These numbers will be sung by talented and well-known singers Gaurav Bangia, Srikant Narayan, Sarita Rajesh, Vrushali Patil, Priya Joshi and Anand Bahal. The popular singers are known to be in great demand for shows all over India and abroad.
The show will be presented by renowned Mumbai-based music troupe Keep Alive, headed by musicologist and vintage music expert Manohar Iyer, who will enlighten the audience with rare insights and little known facts about the veteran composer. A complete orchestra, with eco-sound system and colorful lighting, will give a real feeling of cine-studio music.
Keep Alive was founded by Manohar Iyer in 1997 in Mumbai, to bring together lovers of old Hindi film songs, and has succeeded to a great extent. Iyer and Keep Alive have, so far, honored music directors like Roshan, Vasant Desai, Ghulam Mohammad, Husanlal Bhagatram, Khemchand Prakash, C Ramchandra, Shankar Jaikishan, Madan Mohan and Anil Biswas; lyricists like Kavi Pradeep, Shakeel Badayuni and Majrooh Sultanpuri; singers like Manna Dey and Geeta Dutt; and actors like Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Raj Kapoor and Nargis.
Iyer was addicted to Hindi film music from an early age, and tuned in to Radio Ceylon for old film songs. His passion continued to grow during his 15-year stint with IDBI as a finance manager. Disillusioned by the encroachment of meaningless fast songs and the extinction of the sweet meaningful lyrics of old film music, he decided to do his bit to keep the golden age of music alive, and together with a small group of friends, launched Keep Alive.
All the shows of the group draw houseful attendance for shows in Mumbai. During the shows, Iyer narrates, in Urdu, interesting anecdotes and little-known info about the giants of the film industry.
The entry to this musical nite is by donor passes of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 500, Rs. 300, Rs. 200 and Rs. 100 per head. For further details, please contact 98491-38371 or 99853-43532.