Seen are (left to right, clockwise) Shiaav Deonarain, Shakeel Ballaraj, Tyrique Soorajdin, Yushil Beharie, Tasheel Ballaraj and Ruhika Sewdayal.
August is a special month for the talented Shashika Mooruth, being the month she started singing. This year, she celebrates 47 years in music and has decided to give the stage to the youth.
‘It’s Our Show’ is a showcase of six youngsters, who apart from their regular studies, have taken interest in music and perform at events on a smaller scale in the community.
Shiaav Deonarain on his shaibaja, Ruhika Sewdayal with her soft cuckoo-like voice, Tryrique Soorajdin sings and plays the keyboards and so does Yushil Beharie, who formed his mini home band with his dad and brother to keep the music going.
With little Shakeel and Tasheel Ballaraj on the nagara and harmonium, there is never a moment without some chutney.
But not to leave the adults out! There is also a bhajan singing contest with a difference. For the first time in Indian music in South Africa, the judging will be out of India.
Two judges who, have made their mark in the Indian music industry, will be listening in and giving their feedback and this affords locals to be heard across the ocean.
“The fact that 12 local singers have come forward to participate is a win-win situation. They will receive personalised feedback on their singing and in this way, I am able to contribute to the upliftment of our local music through my brand, Urja Music,” said Mooruth.
Compered by Shrish V Hargoon and Renuja Barsathy, included in the concert are dances by Shanon B Dance Academy, bhajans by Thoshan Mohanlall and Luckraj Dukhea and hilarious Aunty Roshni. After all, it is Women’s Month too.
‘It’s Our Show’ takes place on August 11 at the iZulu Theatre, Sibaya. Tickets are priced at R180 and R150.
Book at Computicket, Shoprite Checkers. For more information, send a WhatsApp message to 082-786-9601 or contact Shrish on 076-610-7840.