RadioandMusic
| 21 Jul 2019
Redtro Jam Project - Aafreen' celebrated the 'Women of Nineties' at Royal Opera House

MUMBAI: Redtro106.Chaar, the most happening contemporary retro music station in Mumbai organised Redtro Jam Project æAafreenÆ- 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 BenegalÆs Sardari Begum. With her renditions of æMohe Kanha Jo AayeÆ and æPalkein Na MoondonÆ, the atmosphere became surreal and filled with classic romance. On the other hand, Monali Thakur û the young, romantic voice behind the song æMoh Moh ke DhaageÆ - and one of the youngest recipient of the National Film Award û set the audienceÆs hearts on fire with numbers like æMera Kuch SaamanÆ and æYaara Sili SiliÆ.

Commenting on Redtro Jam Project, Redtro 106.4 and Red FM 93.5 FM, COO, Nisha Narayanan said, ôThe proposition of Redtro Jam Project û Aafreen was to celebrate the æWomen in Nineties CinemaÆ 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 æPhir BajaoÆ. I am sure that more initiatives from the Redtro Jam Project will establish a totally new independent music scene, even beyond radio.ö

The musical evening witnessed a large gathering of discerning music lovers swaying to the most cherished songs from nineties. With Redtro Jam Project û Afreen, the platform has completed the whole circle of on-air, digital and on-ground live music experiences.