2014’s Tartan’s Got Talent

by All Around CMU-Q



As 2014 marks its fifth year anniversary, the annual Tartan’s Got Talent show never fails to entertain and surprise the CMUQ community with the hidden amount of talents. Singing big hit songs, dancing to great Desi music, and playing nice melodies on instruments were all showcased last week on Thursday by some of our community members.

As the performers ranged from faculty and staff to students, the acts had a lot to say about the creativity our campus embraces.

If you have missed the show, here is a list of some of the performances:

‘Can’t Hold Us’: Faculty, staff, and alumni dance by Kevin D’Arco, Melissa Deschamps, Amy Walker, Jennifer Gray, Rafay Manzoor, Fatima Mujahid, and Maria Khan.

‘Nassam Alaina El-Hawa’: Strings by Abdullah Al-Khenji and Sakib Mahmoud.

Beat boxing by Zehni Khairullah.


‘November Rain’, originally by Guns N’ Roses: Band performance by Sakib Mahmoud, Vanessa Fernandes, Bilal Sheikh, and Prince George Abraham.

‘All of Me’, originally by John Legend: Band performance by Parmiss Goudarzi.


Piano performance by Fatma Abdulla Al-Emadi.

Desi dance by Sanjeet Sahni, Vanessa Fernandes, Shahan Ali Memon, Andreea Nan, Sharmin Islam Ahona, Mehak Manwani, Sampriti Jain, Dana Samhadaneh, Sulaiman Mahmood, Shashank Shetty, Talha Anis, and Zain Najam Minhas.

‘Ya Mal El-Sham’, originally by Sabah Fakhri: Band performance by Mohammed Zehni.

‘Little Talks’, originally by Of Monsters and Men: Band performance.

‘We Are Tartans, We Are Stars’: A poem.