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    Mohd Rafi meets Lata Mangeshkar in music troupe Geet Gaata Chala��s retro concert

    They are not trained singers, but when they take the stage everyone sits up and listens. Geet Gaata Chal (GGC), the nine-member music troupe that has performed over 50 shows since they picked up the mic in 2012, is quite unique: by day, they are professionals (in IT, consulting, advertising and the like) and by night, they are singers belting out songs by legends like Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. a�?We all have a passion for music and, I believe, if you have an eye for detail, youa��ll get the nuances and be able to emulate a singer beautifully,a�? says G D Sharma, the founder-convener of the troupe.

    Giving back
    After performing at events in Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Pondicherry and Mumbai, GGC is readying to perform their first-ever concert in the city. a�?It is dedicated to the people here, whoa��ve encouraged us. Ita��s our way of saying thanks,a�? says the 60-year-old, adding that ita��s also a chance to invite family and friends to hear them sing.

    Sing along
    The Retro Music Nite, to be held at Sir PT Hall in T Nagar, will feature songs from the 50s to the 70s. a�?Thanks to our singers, we have a wide repertoire. We sing songs in languages like Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam,a�? says Sharma, explaining that they use high-fidelity original soundtracks for music. a�?Though we havena��t expanded our troupe, we do have a panel of reserve singers, who bring with them their own specialisations,a�? he adds.
    Sunday, at Sir P T Hall. Details: geetgaatachalchennai@gmail.com

    a��Surya Praphulla Kumar


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