|Dr. Salil Latay - Live in Concert - A Journey with Ghazals....A Fantastic response to my First Ticketed Concert. Thank You to each one of you who supported me in being there and also to the fabulous audience. I am overwhelmed. Thank You. Some pictures from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Bhavan, Ghole Road, Pune on 23 Sept 2016. Photo Credits - Anil Thakre, Santosh Saagre, Jagadishdatta Latay.
The Poster Outside the Auditorium
Setting up the Welcome Desk cum Check In Counter...With the very first guest arriving....His Invitation Pass being checked and stamped. Pyaar Ka Deep Jalao and Pehle Haalaat Se Fame - Lyricist Nazeer Fatehpuri...while organisers Jagadishdatta Latay and Ameya Joshi look on.
Sound Check before the concert...A big activity indeed...all are extra alert before every concert...evident from the faces!
The man who brings our sound to you all in the perfect balance...a very difficult task indeed based on the acoustics, settings, locations and number of audience...yes you read it right...number of audience and sound output is a delicate balance...Our very own Sound Engineer for nearly 2 years now - Pradeep Nargund of Pinak Audio. Here actually calling out to me...Salil...Sing something...
My Welcome Speech
The Real Action Starts!
My Second Synthesizer which acts as the vital backup for the heavily filled up and compact sound of this presentation - Manoj Sutar
My Rhythmist who has travelled with me on this mission for the past 8 years all over India - Sameer Deshpande.
Rhythmist Roshan Sutar.
A Special Concert in the presence of all those who have seen my journey of nearly 13 years....Thank You all...Back Row (LtoR) Pt. Hrishikesh Mahale - Singer/Composer - Disciple of Jagjit Singh and Anup Jalota, Lyricist Satish Kale, Singer Guruprasad Naniwadekar and Lyricist Nazeer Fatehpuri.
In Front Row (L to R) The backbone of this mission of melody...My parents - Jadagishdatta Latay and Amaraja Latay..supported by my relatives represented here by - my Mama (Maternal Uncle) - Maheshwar Katre. Music came to me through the blessings of my Maternal Grandfather - Late Moreshwar Maheshwar Katre. He would have loved to see this concert. Thank You all for your blessings.
The fantastic audience...I dedicated this concert to each one of them.
Audience enjoying snacks in the Interval.
Blessings from the invitees at the end of the concert...Here Pt Hrishikesh Mahale, Rhythmist Pt. Sunil Deshpande and Journalist and Educator Vishram Dhole seen.
Blessings from Seniors is always a special treat... Here Writer, Dramatist, Lyricist, Poetess Prabha Mathur praising my performance.
People have so many stories to say about the impact of this concert.
Some wait right till the crowd is cleared and then bless...Here this couple waited for nearly 15 20 minutes to praise what I was trying to do with my Mission of Melody. Thank You Sir and Madam!
The Volunteer Force managed effectively by my friend - Ameya Joshi. Thank You Ameya for all your support.
Team 23 Sept 2016 of Dr. Salil Latay - Live in Concert - A Journey with Ghazals. From (L to R) - Manoj Sutar (Synthesizer), Roshan Sutar (Rhythm), Dr. Salil Latay (Singer/Synthesizer/Promoter/Producer), Sameer Deshpade (Rhythm), Rutik Sutar (Guitar). Not in the photo - Pradeep Nargund (Sound)