Music is a language everyone understands. It lets you create a world of your own with the vibe and the lyrics. In India, Bollywood has always been the biggest source of music. From peppy to Sufi, disco and romantic numbers, there’s an unlimited treasure to dig into. From Rafi to Burman, Kishore Kumar to Asha Bhosle, there are numerous legends and songs that are still reminisced by all generations alike. These songs are peaceful yet fun, peppy yet meaningful. And for those who want to find peace in the chaos that the city life comes with, we have listed the top 12 retro concerts here that are happening in Mumbai for you to reminisce your evergreen favorites.
1. Love You Pancham
A tribute to the legendary musician R. D. Burman, this event is a celebration of his 79th birth anniversary. In the presence of the guest of honor Smt. Asha Bhosle, this event will enjoy the presence and selective performance by the members of the R. D. Burman core group, friends, and fans.
2. Amit Kumar – Live In Concert
A musical night featuring all the hits of Amit Kumar and those by his father, the late Kishore Kumar, this live concert is all set to enthrall you. Be there because while you enjoy the music, the funds raised by the event will be used in the aid of prevention of Oral Cancer organized by Indian Dental Association (IDA).
3. Yaadon Ki Baarat Again
After a successful musical show, Yaadon Ki Baarat is back on public demand with a new edition – Yaadon Ki Baarat Again. With singers like Alok Katdare, Sarvesh Mishra, Raina Lahiri, and Soumya Varma, the event is going to be a musical extravaganza.
4. Sada Bahar Gaane – ‘Dhammal’ Songs
Listen to the evergreen songs of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar in this aptly named musical evening Sada Bahar Gaane. Be there to enjoy filmy Hindi songs since 1950 where legendary actors like Jitendra and Bhagwan Dada have given fantastic dance performances.
5. Rare Pancham
There are many songs by the legendary Pancham Da that have been rarely heard on stage. This event focusses on the songs that are musically rich and soothing but are seldom played live by musicians. With 35 musicians and playback singers like Jolly Mukherjee, Alok Katdare, Govind Mishra and Nirupama Dey, playing there would be some musicians who have actually played with Puncham Da.
6. Moods of Mohammed Rafi
A program dedicated to the great singer Mohammed Rafi, Mood of Mohammed Rafi features the soulful, lilting and immortal songs of the legend. The live orchestra playing these songs will have talented musicians like Monoj Shivling, Filipino Amrute, Mayuresh and noted experienced singers like Vijay Desai, Dr. Rahul Taksande, Madhavi, K. Kaushik. With songs like Tum jo mil gaye ho, Ye reshmi zulfe, Yaad na jaaye beete dino ki, the evening will have songs covering several moods and genres.
7. Ultimate Melodies of Madan Mohan
With a 27 piece acoustic Orchestra, the Ultimate Melodies of Madan Mohan features the famous numbers of renowned and the atypical music composer of the Indian film industry, Madan Mohan. The songs will be presented by leading singers like Sonali Karnik and Hrishikesh Ranade.
8. Retroites 2018 – Musical Night
Get ready to witness the best of Dev Anand’s songs in a different and unusual style by the students of Suresh Wadkar’s Ajivasan Music Academy. Book your tickets now and be ready to reminisce the golden days and style of Dev Sahab.
9. The Best of Burman’s
An orchestra of 14 musicians rendering the famous numbers of the renowned Bollywood composers S. D. and R. D. Burmans. The songs will be presented by popular singers like Alok Katdare, Sonali Karnik, Sarvesh Mishra and Manisha Jambotkar. The team of musicians will be led by Anand Sahasrabudhe and Vinayak Shinde will be your source if humor as compere of the show.
10. An Evening with Amit Kumar
An evening laced with super hit classic solo and duet songs of Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle is what you need to soothe your soul. All the three versatile singles Manisha Jambotkar, Priya Chawan and Soumya Varma are all set to make you sway while you listen to your favorite songs performed live.
11. Dearest Pancham
Celebrating the 79th birth anniversary of R.D. Burman, this musical evening will power-packed by an ornamental live 40 piece orchestra. With original singers from Pancham Da’s team will be accompanying this event along with talented vocalists like Shailaja Subramanian, Alok Katdare, Sampada Goswami and Sarvesh Mishra.
12. Yaad Aa Raha Hain Tera Pyaar – Bappi Lahiri Live
A retro night with the legendary Bappi Lahiri, this event features all the famous numbers of Bappi da. Get ready to experience the nostalgia of the 70s and 80s and groove to songs like Tamma tamma loge, Yaad aa raha hain tera pyaar, Yaar bina chain kahan re, I am a disco dancer, and many more.