the numero Uno Ghazal Maestro
Jagjit Singh is a name synonymous with the musical world of Ghazals, Classical Indian music and Bollywood. A highly regarded and respected artist, Jagjit Singh has recorded over 35 Ghazal albums with his first one, The Unforgettables, being released in 1976. He has recorded over
A connoisseur of Classical Indian music, Jagjit Singh introduced his unique style to the sound of Ghazals, which had a more contemporary feel. Instrumentation, rhythms and recording styles did not just use standard instruments such as harmonium and tabla. His sound was tremendously successful which had huge appeal without tarnishing the original perspective of Ghazals. He is credited with bringing the Ghazal genre, which was previously restricted to the elite classes, to the masses.
He has recorded over 50 Ghazals with hit albums such as Main aur Meri Tanhaayee (1981), Live at Royal Albert Hall (1983), A Sound Affair (1985), Beyond Time (1987), Man Jite Jagjit (1990), Desires (1994), Silsilay (1998), Saher (2000), Forget Me Not (2002) and Jeevan Kya Hai (2005).
Ghazals are not only Jagjit Singh’s forte. He has recorded over 30 Bollywood film songs either in the capacity of playback singer or music director. Some of the well known hits include, songs and music for Arth (1982); song from Bhavna – “Mere Dil Mein Tu Hi Tu Hai” (1984); song from Khalnayak – “O Maa Tujhe Salaam” (1993); song from Dushman – “Chhitti Na Koi Sandesh” (1998) and song from Deham – “Yun To Guzar Raha Hai.”
Jagjit was also behind the hugely successful Punjabi film, Long Da Liskhkara for which he did the music and sang, “Ishq Hai Loko,” “Main Kandyali Thor Ve,” and the massive hit “Sare Pindch Puare Paye.” He has also sung Bhajans and Gurbani (Hindu and Sikh devotional hymns respectively).
To celebrate 70 years of his life and five decades of singing, Jagjit Singh, the numero Uno Ghazal Maestro, will be performing live the UK with a unique concert – Voice of Emotions. There are two dates for this unmissable music event to see this incredible artist colour the evening with his enchanting voice and melodies.
- Saturday 28th May 2011 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
- Sunday 29th May 2011 – London Hammersmith Apollo
The true Voice of Emotions that has regaled audiences all over the world has been creating history of many sorts in the non-film Music segment of India. It is always a memorable experience and a rare treat to hear the maestro ‘Live in Concert’ and this special concert celebrating his 50 year career in Indian Music will make this a truly sensational experience. The concert will also feature some fantastic musicians from India playing the violin, flute, guitar, tabla and Indian percussions.
DESIblitz.com proudly presented an exclusive competition to win tickets for the shows.
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The competition winners for the Birmingham show were Dipesh Gandhi and Prafull Joshi. The winners for the London show were Shikha Sharma and Roopa Jolly.
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