LA AREA DIWALI DHAMAKA
NRI Singer Charenjeet participate Los Angeles Diwali Mela
Los Angeles, Nov 05, 2011
Dilip Butani/Gary Singh-NRIpress/Ashok Gupta
Global Peace Foundation Inc. & Hindu Community of Southern California celebrated a Grand Diwali Mela at the Sanatan Dharma Mandir on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
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The program started with lamp lighting ceremony by chief guest Ukabhai Solanki, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, Prof Kaminsky, Dr Krishna Reddy, Kumar Bhavnani, Ashish Trivedi, Chander Mittal and owner of East Lion Realty. Dr Manorama Sharma then welcomed the gathering. Next, Mohan Dadlani introduced Kumar Bhavnani who presented certificates to the winners of Sadhu Vaswani Gurukul contest, held earlier.
Thereafter Dilip Butani introduced Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, who then addressed the gathering. This was followed by speeches by Ukabhai Solanki & Prof Kaminsky. Dr Krishna Reddy, introduced by Dr Jay & Usha Shah also addressed the gathering.
The program included an episode from Ramayana, dances by Dr Sinduri's Savithri Arts Academy and live music program by Charenjeet. The Ramayana act was written & directed by Kamini Khare and performed by Dr Manorama Sharma, Dr Madhu S. Gupta, Kamini Khare, Ramesh Ramnanai, Prakash Pancholi, Amarjeet Dhamija, Roshan Khandpur, Kulwant Khandpur and Chitra Passi,
The committee that organized show includes Dr Manorama Sharma, Prakash Pancholi, Kamini Khare, Dilip Butani. Mohan Dadlani, Ramjibhai Patel, Ramesh Ramnani, Ravjibhai Patel, B.U. Patel, Dr Jay Shah, Usha Jay Shah, Ashok Desai, Amrit Bhandari, Dr Kailash Dhamija, Amarjeet Dhamija, Ramnik Chowhan, Manu Patel, Anita Advani, Roshan Khandpur, Jaspal Singh Maju, Anil Parekh, Siddharth Pathak, Keshav Patel, Babubhai Gandhi, Ashok Patnaik, Babul Singh and Ramesh Bh
The stage was managed by Amrit Bhandari while Jaspal Singh took care of the seating arrangements.
Charenjeet literally mesmerized the audience with his melodious voice. He sang song such as
2. Teri Diwani
3. Subhan Allah
4. Tu Jaane Na.....
5. A Tribute to Jagjeet Singh and Shammi Kapoor
6. Tu Hi Re
and so on.....
He is a singer, performer, composer, song writer and a recording artist who signs and performs worldwide. He has also recorded for Hollywood movies.
He is based in Los Angeles, Cj is a renowned Indian Artist and consistently called upon to lend his talents in major Hollywood movies and to the very renowned and Oscar nominated music directors like, Hans Zimmer, Kike Santander, and great music directors like BC Smith, John Henry, Jimmy Lewins, Lorne Balph and many more. Cj has also collaborated with Dianne Warren.
Through his hard work and dedication, Cjs talent can be heard on TV as well as at his many performances throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1995, Charenjeet ‘Cj’ decided to put it all on the line and to share his talents overseas; he made the move to the United States. Quickly establishing as the best singer in the United States (Bollywood and Punjabi Genre), Cj chalked up major Hollywood credits, earned the respect of his peers and has had the privilege of performing with legendary artists like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pt. Ravi Shankar (Sitar Maestro) etc.
Trained in the Indian classical music, Cj has developed his own style. He is a recipient of numerous awards in India such as Best Singer of the year, 92-93, Mohd. Rafi Award (Amritsar, India) Sangam Kala Award, Best singer of Delhi University, to name a few.
Over the years, Charenjeet ‘Cj’ has recorded and released a number of notable works. His solo project entitled ‘Kamli Da Dhola’ was nominated for numerous awards in India and can be heard on various media outlets.
His collaboration on ‘Passions Of India Mix’ and the soundtrack for ‘KHEL’ (a bollywood themed stage play performed in the heart of Hollywood) fortified his name and served as proof that Cj is committed to bringing the splendor or India to international audiences around the world.
As a songwriter, Cj has collaborated with Diane Warren, a prolific songwriter who has countless credits
with the likes of artists such as Michael Jackson, Sting, Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilar, and
many more top names in music.
NRIpress also covered his show in 2009 in LA:
An evening of Diwali “Festival of Lights” celebrated by Mr. Hamilton Brewart of Hamilton Brewart Insurance at Tanzore Restaurant, Beverly Hills, California. on Sunday Nov. 8, 2009