her soulful songs and melodious voice have the ability to mesmerise listeners
One of Bollywood’s most sought-after playback singers, Harshdeep Kaur will be performing at the Birmingham Town Hall on 28th March 2018.
Audiences can expect an evening of non-stop Bollywood and Punjabi entertainment with a sprinkling of Sufi-inspired classics.
Harshdeep Kaur is undoubtedly one of the best singing stars of her generation, being the first female to win two talent singing shows in India.
In fact, Kaur has regularly expressed how singing was a passion that she developed from a very young age. And she dreamed of one day being a playback singer.
This ambition was encouraged by her parents and over the years Harshdeep was able to train with a number of Gurus and Ustaads.
What stands out the most about this exceptional Punjabi talent are her soulful songs and melodious voice that have the ability to move and mesmerise listeners.
Harshdeep believes that the perfect playback singer is one that can adapt to many different styles of singing, whether that includes Indian classical or western classical. As a result, she pushed herself to become a versatile singer who could lend her voice to any genre of music.
During her relatively recent career as a playback singer for Bollywood, Kaur has amassed over 30 hit songs.
She has worked with other musical greats such as A R Rahman, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekhar and Salim Sulaiman. Some of her biggest hits to date include ‘Katiya Karun’ from Rockstar, ‘Heer’ from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and ‘Kabira’ from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
Her unique talent has also opened doors to Hollywood, where Kaur lent her vocals to the track ‘R.I.P.’ for Danny Boyle’s film, 127 Hours (2010). The film soundtrack was composed by A R Rahman. She also sang a beautiful Lori, ‘Rabb Meri Umar’ for Punjab 1984.
Aside from her work in Bollywood and Hollywood, Harshdeep is well-known for her renditions of Sufi classics. She was even dubbed by Amitabh Bachchan as the ‘Queen of Sufi’.
Her soulful voice beautifully lends itself to the mystic poetry of folk and kafis (Sufi poetry). To perform these songs, Kaur regularly dons a turban or pagri, adding another layer of originality that sets her apart from her peers.
Having toured and performed at prestigious venues across the world, Harshdeep Kaur will now mesmerise audiences at the Town Hall in Birmingham.
The intimate concert will see Kaur show off her impeccable versatility by singing some of her most popular Punjabi and Bollywood tracks alongside some mesmerising Sufi classics.
For more details about the concert on 28th March 2018, please visit the Town Hall Symphony Hall website here.