Sudbury had a visit from popular Bollywood singer Kamal Khan last week.
The concert was organized by Chaudry Ahmad, who owns Tandoori Tastes, an restaurant in the downtown core that serves Indian cuisine.
Ahmad was originally going to hold the concert at the restaurant, but so many people wanted to attend, he had to move the venue to The Grand.
“Close to 200 people enjoyed this concert which lasted for almost three hours,” a press release said.
“Kamal Khan sang some Bhangra songs as well, for which a typical beat of a Dhol (Indian Drum) is used. That made audiences go on their feet and everybody couldn’t help but dance.
“A big group of newly arrived students from India at Cambrian College attended this event as well, who couldn’t believe their luck that this kind of gathering was even remotely possible in a place like Sudbury.”
Given the response, Ahmad told NorthernLife.ca the city could expect more of these, inviting mainstream artists from India and Pakistan to perform in the Nickel City.