Legendary Indian singer Padmashri Yesudas will be returning to perform in a one-off
show in Auckland in August.
His 2006 show in Auckland was billed as one of the finest held in New Zealand and
was attending by 2000 devoted fans.
The fans were not only treated to an absolute musical feast but also had the chance
to view and interact with the maestro up close, show organiser Suren Surendran
This visit is part of a world tour celebrating this musical maestro’s 50 years in cine
music, and all proceeds will go charity.
Yesudas has recorded over 50,000 songs over his long career and has won scores
of accolades including the coveted Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (2002) and
seven National Awards for Best Playback Singer (highest by any singer in India).
He is the only singer who has been accorded the title Asthana Gayakan (official
singer) of Kerala State.
Joining him on his tour is another Padmashri – is KS Chitra. She is a legendary six-
time national film awards winning singer who has made her mark in the Indian (film)
music playback industry.
Known as the “Nightingale of South India”, she has lent her voice to Malayalam,
Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Assamese and Bengali films.
Mounting a challenge to this experienced two is the dynamic and young duo of Vijay
Yesudas and Shweta Mohan, who are both award winning and heavily sort after
The August 25 show will be held at the Victory Convention Centre, 98, Beaumont St,
Auckland City, at 6pm.
Entire proceeds will go to Project HOPE which supports the orphaned children in Sri
Lanka from the civil war. Project HOPE is run by the Gandhi Illam NZ Trust.
Ticket prices are:
Premium VIP - $125
Standard – Front - $75
Standard – Middle - $50
Standard – Rear - $40
Tickets available from www.yesudasnz.co.nz
Phone: Suren 021 952 747, 09 5211417; Mervin 021 449 103.
Also collect: frompopular Indian outlets.