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VIT RIVIERA 2012 :: ProShow Line Up

For all the music aficionados of this vast cosmos, VIT’s RIVIERA is going to be an orgasmic ride for you.

Vellore Institute of Technology’s annual cultural festival, RIVIERA, to be held between 2nd February and 5th February, 2012, has some amazing pro-nites lined up this year – including just the right dose of Bollywood, Tollywood, Metal, Pop & Classical. Phew! There’s something for everybody.

DAY 1 – 2nd February, 2012


Does it get better than having music in your name? Aalaap Raju has worked with music directors like Harris Jayaraj, Ilaiyaraja, S.Thaman, Imman, Deepak Dev & Devan Ekambaram. His repertoire includes “Engeyum Kaadhal” from Engeyum Kaadhal, “Enamo Aedho” from Ko, “Anjana Anjana” from Vanthaan Vendraan and “Endhan Kan Munney” from Nanban. He’s also the co-founder of the multi-genre band Rahlaap along with Rahul Nambiar.

Check out ‘Enamo Aedho’:

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Two sides of the same coin? Indian playback singer Rahul Nambiar forms the other half of the multi-genre band Rahlaap along with Aalaap Raju. He is considered a versatile singer, having sung in various genres such as Western, Carnatic, light music and hip-hop. Some of his hit songs include Mani Sharma’s “Vasantha Mullai” from Pokkiri & Yuvan Shankar Raja’s “Adada Mazhada’ from Paiyaa. Expect some serious fireworks with Rahlaap’s performance!

Check out the song ‘Jis Mein’ by Rahlaap:

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Famous RJ & playback singer Suchitra will be performing LIVE! Yes – you read it right. Suchitra sang her first Tamil movie song under the music director Harris Jayaraj for the movie “Leysa Leysa” in 2003. Some of her other huge hits include “Uyirin Uyire“, “Dole Dole“, “Vechikkava” and “Chinna Thamarai“. Expect the concert to be high on energy, no nonsense & full-on entertainment just like her!!!

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Just keeps getting bigger and better, doesn’t it? The gorgeous, highly talented Shreya Ghoshal needs no introduction. Her recent ‘Chikni Chameli’ has caused men to go weak in their knees – and HOW! Known to sing in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil & Telugu imagine a Krracckkllling replay – but, LIVE!

Check her out performing the scintillating ‘Ooo La La’ from The Dirty Picture:

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DAY 2 – 3rd February, 2012


Toronto-based multilingual singer Natalie di Luccio has performed with the genius maestro A.R. Rahman after being spotted by him. She’s done playback singing for Bollywood hits such as Band Baaja Baraat, Chalo Dilli & Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl. She’s also worked with Sonu Nigam. And now she will be performing LIVE!

Check out her renditions of ‘Pehla Nasha’ & ‘If I Could’:

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The man behind ‘Character Dheela’, ‘Kya Soorat Hai’, ‘Woh Chali’, ’Aahun Aahun’ & ‘Heyy Babyy’ to name a few, will dazzle Tamil Nadu with his sensational voice. One of the most sought-after playback singers, PLEASE grab the opportunity to hear him in person!

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DAY 3 – 4th February, 2012


SuidAkrA ain’t your run-of-the-mill metal band. It’s melodic death metal WITTH Celtic folk influences – think bagpipes! Hear ye hear ye, all ye headbangers & moshers out there, SuidAkrA is calling out to you. Be there or be square!

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DAY 4 – 5th February, 2012


Better get your dancing shoes on – yes, even the ones with two left feet – because once noted DJ Marina lays her hand on the turntable, even the strongest are unable to fend off the grasp of her intoxicating music. Her DJing style is a mashup of influences – fidget, electro, breaks, bass, techno, dubstep. You HAVE to attend this. 

Stay tuned to for more on RIVIERA – VIT’s annual cultural festival.

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