Bollywood live concerts are back in a big way this year in San Francisco Bay area. And kicking off the season was a live concert by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani or Vishal-Shekhar on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at San Jose’s Civic Center. The musical duo ended their whirlwind tour of the US with their final concert in San Jose. Interestingly, I spotted quite a few kids in the audience. Clearly, Vishal-Shekhar’s music is a big hit with the younger audience in this part of the country.
Vishal-Shekhar have carved out quite a niche for themselves in Bollywood with a string of high-energy songs. The concert started off with a string of fantastic songs by Neeti Mohan. Sadly, the sound system marred her performance. The music bed was way louder than her voice. “What is she saying,” was a refrain I heard from more than one person. Mohan warmed up the audience for a good one hour before Vishal-Shekhar made their appearance and turned up the energy level.
Ravjiani had his father join him on stage and the duo performed a medley of classical songs with an emphasis on music from Raj Kapoor’s songs.