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Shankar Ehsaan Loy 2013 Dallas Area Concert


Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is an Indian musical trio consisting of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. Record producers, musicians and multi-instrumentalists, they have composed music for over fifty soundtracks across four languages. Among the most critically acclaimed Indian musicians, the trio have won over twenty awards, including one National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, three IIFA Awards among several other awards and nominations. They are often referred to as "Amar Akbar Anthony" of Hindi film music by several, including eminent critic Rajeev Masand.

Following the popular practice in Bollywood music where individuals with varied musical backgrounds collaborate together, Shankar Ehsaan Loy are the first Bollywood trio of music composers. Exploiting the unique strength of its members -- the Indian classical music of Shankar Mahadevan, the rock and acoustic pop of Ehsaan Noorani, and the electronica-fusion of Loy Mendonsa -- the trio has created successful music that is both traditional and progressive.

The trio had a successful tour of the US in 2011 and back in the US this summer with tour dates in New Jersey, DC, North Carolina, Detroit and Dallas.

See below for details on the Dallas area show

Date : Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time : 7:00 PM
Address : Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard, Dallas.

Sonu Nigam 2012 Live in Dallas TX


If you are a fan of Bollywood movies and songs then Sonu Nigam needs no introduction. Sonuji has been a popular playback singer for nearly two decades now.
His songs have been featured in numerous Hindi and Kannada movies, as well as films in Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi and Telugu. He has also released numerous Indi-pop albums and acted in a few Hindi movies. Many Filmfare awards too have come his way, notable amongst them are for

Salim Sulaiman 2012 Live US Tour - Dallas


Salim and Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade having scored for movies like Rab Ne Banadi Jodi, Fashion, Roadside Romeo, Iqbal, Dor And Kaal to name a few. Having worked on a wide range of genres they have developed a unique understanding of cinema and a keen sense of knowing when to score and when to leave silences depending on the performances.

Salim-Sulaiman will be touring the United Stated and Canada in March 2012. This is their first North American Tour and you will not want to miss them singing ALL of their hits!

The duo will be performing their hit songs such as Shukran Allah, Ainvayi, Ainvayi, Chak De, Dance Pe Chance among others. They will also be accompanied by Benny Dayal, Shraddha Pandi and Shadas Faridi.

The Dallas show details are below

Date : Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 PM

Venue : Verizon Theatre at 1000 Performance Place, Grand Praire TX

For more details on ticket prices and how to book them click here.

The tour is currently scheduled for the following cities in the US - Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Washington DC.

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Dallas 2011 Diwali Mela


Every year, the Dallas area Desi community hosts one of its biggest events, the Diwali Mela. For the last few years, the Diwali Mela was held in the Texas Stadium in Irving and this year its going to be at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The event is on November 5th, 2011. 4pm to Midnight. This year they organizers are expecting over 100,000 people to show up for this event. Some of the attractions planned for this year are

  • Ram Leela performance
  • Versatile Bollywood Singer Mika and Anouska Manchanda will entertain
  • Elephant And Camel Rides
  • Special Kids corner with bouncy house, magicians, train rides, puppet show, etc.
  • Petting Zoo with 45 animals for kids
  • Separate Food Court
  • Laser Show
  • Raas Garba
  • Ravan Dahan

The address for the new Cotton Bowl Stadium is

Cotton Bowl Stadium

3809 Grand Avenue

Dallas TX 75210

There is an entry fee of $8 ($10 at the gate) this year to attend the event.

For more details, visit the DFW Diwali Mela Website

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Dallas Gujarati Samaj Navaratri Raas Garba 2011

One of the biggest events organized by the DFW Gujarati Samaj every year is their Navaratri Raas Garba. This year the event will be held on the 24th of September, 1st and 8th of October at the Loos Stadium. With Free Pizza for the kids and a large crowd, there is no reason to miss this one.


The address for the event is the Loos Field Stadium

Loos Field Stadium

3815 Spring Valley Rd

Addison TX 75001

For more details, visit the DFW Gujarati Samaj Website.

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Indian Ocean Rocks Dallas


Indian Ocean is currently on tour across the US and the UK. On the 17th of September, they performed at the Granville Arts Center in Garland to help raise money for the Ram Mandir in Plano.

The Granville Arts Center is a reasonable small venue and seats between 500 and 600 people so it had a very personal touch to it. The show pretty much started on time when the 3 members of Indian Ocean, Amit, Rahul and Susmit along with two supporting members Himanshu Joshi and Tuheen Chakravarty (filling in for Asheem who passed away in 2009) started the show with Khajuraho.

The entire show went for about 2 hours and they played most of their popular songs like Ma Rewa, Hille Le Jhakjor, Leaving Home from their Kandisa album. They played some songs from their new album 16/330 Khajoor Road. They have also done music for Bollywood movies and played a couple of songs from Black Friday and Peepli Live.

Rahul Ram does most of the talking and is very entertaining and helps keep the mood light. Amit is multi talented and besides playing the drums, plays the flute and an Indian string instrument. The band went into a jam with the crowd on Ma Rewa which was the highlight of the show.

The show ended with, you guessed it, Kandisa, which is an ancient Aramaic hymn. After the show, the band was really nice about mingling with the crowd and allowing us to take pictures and autograph our tickets and CDs.

Overall, if you are a fan of Indian Ocean, you will really enjoy the show. Even if you are not familiar with their music, its still worth going because these guys are simply awesome musicians, but more importantly, really nice guys. Please spread the word and support these guys so that they will come back in the future.

They have 3 upcoming shows

Sep 18th - Tempe

Sep 23rd - Chicago

Sep 24th - Bay Area


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