REDTRO106.Chaar, the most happening contemporary retro music station in Mumbai organised Redtro Jam Project ‘Aafreen’- an evening of unplugged, acoustic music with live performances by renowned artists Aarti Ankalikar, Monali Thakur and Surfira on March 29, 2017 at Royal Opera House, Mumbai. Artists from different genres of Indian music came together to enthral listeners with soothing and soulful numbers.
The curtains opened with ghazal and Sufi rock band Surfira offering a glorious tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Saab and Jagit Singh Ji. Arati Ankalikar, one of the top vocalist of her generation and with a command over both rhythm and melody, followed next. A twice National Film Award winner for playback, she is best known for her songs in movies like, De Dhakka, Savlee, Samhita, and of course, Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum. With her renditions of ‘Mohe Kanha Jo Aaye’ and ‘Palkein Na Moondon’, the atmosphere became surreal and filled with classic romace. On the other hand, Monali Thakur – the young, romantic voice behind the song ‘Moh Moh ke Dhaage’ – and one of the youngest recipient of the National Film Award – set the audience’s hearts on fire with numbers like ‘Mera Kuch Saaman’ and ‘Yaara Sili Sili’.
Commenting on Redtro Jam Project, Nisha Narayanan, COO, Redtro 106.4 and Red FM 93.5 FM said, “The proposition of Redtro Jam Project – Aafreen was to celebrate the ‘Women in Nineties Cinema’ through a musical experience that retraces memorable songs from iconic movies of the unforgettable decade - the 1990s. With some exceptional performances by all the artists, all that was left to say is ‘Phir Bajao! I am sure that more initiatives from the Redtro Jam Project will establish a totally new independent music scene, even beyond radio.”
The musical evening witnessed a large gathering of discerning music lovers swaying to the most cherished songs from nineties. With Redtro Jam Project – Afreen, the platform has completed the whole circle of on-air, digital and on-ground live music experiences.