Dubai: Anjali Shanbhogue’s Saxophone Rocked Dubai Audience During Amchi Family Show

Report: Shodhan Prasad

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Dubai: Rythm Events concluded 11th year’s celebration of Amchi Family 2017 gathering which held on Friday the 14th of April, 2017 at Emirates English Speaking School, Al Safa, Dubai with full house audience enjoying the day long programme of Dance, Music and Masti.

The programme started at around 10 am with the traditional lighting the lamp by Ramdas Kini, Subhash Shanbhogue, Venkatesh Prabhu, Ramchandra Hegde, Sudarshan Hegde & Santosh Prabhu doing the honours while the Ladies of the Samaj rendered Prayer inaugurating the anniversary celebrations.






Welcome dance was performed by budding artistes of Klassical Rythms,  Adya Nayak, Avani Kamath, Shruthi Shenoy, Shikha Shenoy, Vidhiktha, Adhya Kadri, Vindya Pai, Prerana Pai, Aditi Kamath, Smruthi Shenoy, the students of Rohini Ananth .

Soon all the four MC’s Sudharshan, Harish, Sabitha  & Veena came on to the stage and differently did their self-introduction to the audience in their own imitable style.

Followed was a true welcome speech by Ramdas Kini the president who briefed on the event, the values of the samaj and how the programme was planned after a long gap of time.

Later a group dance was performed by Soumya Nadkarni, Anisha Prabhu and Anagha Kamath which was very well applauded.

Children from the community who excelled in their academic studies were felicitated and honoured during the programme.  Also, those children who were honored with Sh. Khalifa Award recently were also felicitated during the programme for their achievement.  The proceedings were ably done by by Rekha Nayak & Uday Mallya.

The programme continued with various filmy and folk dances presented by children from tiny tod’s to teens of the Samaj beautifully presented with applauds from the crowded audience throughout. Unnati Nayak, Vibha Kamath, Stuthi Kamath, Krithi Kamath, Vidhi Kamath, Niharika Shanbhag, Adya Nayak, Avni Kamath, Shruthi Shenoy, Shikha Shenoy,Vidhiktha, Adhya Kadri, Vindya Pai, Prerana Pai, Aditi Kamath, Smruthi shenoy, Shashank Shenoy, Vighnesh Kini, Riya Shenoy, Sidhi Shenoy, Sanika Pai, Amogh Kamath, Anvita Pai, Sidhansh K. Sakshi Shenoy, Sidharth Pai, Tanvee Kamath, Anika Shenoy & Tejas Kamath were among those who participated.

Instrumental Drums was another wonderful presentation by Saurav Prabhu & Sathwik Prabhu which was very well applauded by the audience.A fusion dance by Veena Pai, Divya Pai, Deepa Shenoy & Poornima Shenoy took the audience cheering and applauding craving for more which was again presented after the lunch break.

Sumptuous vegetarian delight lunch was served which was savored by the audience finger licking dishes and sweets.Beautifully choreographed fashion parade was presented by the Abu Dhabi Samaj bhandavas portraying communal harmony and integrity which was so special and well showcased.  It was ably choreographed by Veena Mallya and presented by Rahul Mallya, Avani Kamath,Neha Pai, Kripa Prabhu, Shilpa Hegde, Vidya Prabhu, Shilpa Shenoy, Bharati Pai,Shakunthala Kini, Veena Mallya,Divyalaxmi Prabhu, Sudha Nayak & Archana Kamath.

Tiny tod’s of Ocean Kids Dance Academy beautifully presented various dances with the cheering audience applauding for every step of their dances the little one’s cutely presented with properly dressed with glittering costumes.

Well know young prodigy Saxophonist, Anjali Shanbhogue who has made a household name back home in India quick started her maiden Dubai performance with various devotional bhajans along with accompanists Deepak on Key board, Rajesh Bhagwath on Table and percussion & Vaman on drums and rhythm board.  Their surprise presentation took the audience into the devotional world with audience humming the sacred chants in line with the tune of Anjali’s magic saxophone.

With the break was a comedy skit by Sudharshan Hegde, Harish Shenoy, Anjana Kamath & Veena Pai which was written and directed by Keshav Mallya a beautiful presented mythological satire in comic form.Throughout the day long programme the MC’s conducted various funny spot games with prizes for the winners

Special guest artists Anjali Shanbhogue, Deepak, Vaman & Rajesh Bhagwat were felicitated on the stage with shawl, flower bouquet, dry fruits, memento and honour certificates for their participation.  All the sponsors of the event were also honoured with flower bouquet, mementos and shawl.

Later the programme later continued with non-stop Saxophone presentation by Anjali Shanbhogue with numbers ranging from yester year to current hits non-stop swinging continuously with melodious tunes which forced the audience to get up from their seats and dance on their toes from young to old madly to various numbers.  The audience craved for more and were totally dumped into musical world swinging, dancing, singing and swinging like the followers of Anjali requesting for their favorite numbers which she played without any hesitation.  Anjali took the audience to a new experience unexpectedly to a new world of saxophone music never heard live in this part of the world for quite long.  Though the audience craved for more, the time constraints prevented it as it was already 8 pm that late evening and had to be concluded paving way for other concluding programmes.

There was a raffle draw at the end with various attractive prizes won by many lucky winners.Vote of thanks was ably presented by Ramdas Kini.On the whole, the full day event by Amchi Family was a programme which left a mark of remembrance, artistically and traditionally presented.




















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