Friday, December 08, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): Grammy Award winning artiste Nelly Furtado will perform at a new year gala night on December 31 at Andheri Sports Complex here. Nelly is coming to India as part of Nokia New Year's Eve, a global music event to be held across 5 party capitals of the world - travelling from east to west, starting in Hong Kong's Ocean Terminal, followed by Mumbai's Andheri Stadium, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and rounding off the night in New York. Nokia New Year's Eve party of 2006 stretches across four continents. The five events are expected to have a combined attendance of 1.3 million and an anticipated global television and Internet audience of 150 million, a release said.
In Mumbai, Nelly will be performing songs from her latest album 'Loose'. Canadian band Josh Desi, who remixed her single 'Powerless' will also be performing as part of the concert. Nokia India Managing Director Devinder Kishore said, ''Nokia New Year's Eve aims to connect millions of people from around the world through music and mobility. We are pleased to bring Grammy Award winner Nelly Furtado - to Mumbai and give the music lovers in India an opportunity to see their favorite artiste in person.'' Mr Kishore added, ''Nelly promises to be the right choice for the Indian music enthusiast, with her popular desi sountracks such as Powerless and others. I am sure Nelly will have people dancing on their toes all night long.''
Commenting on her first live performance in India , Nelly Furtado said, ''India holds a special place in my heart and I am fascinated by the country's diversity and rich heritage. I am delighted with this opportunity to perform in Mumbai and look forward to giving my fans an evening full of great music and unforgettable experience.'' Some of the other international artists performing at Nokia New Year's Eve include Black Eyed Peas in Rio de Janeiro and Scissor Sisters in Berlin.