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Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Saturday, 25 February 2012
This time, it couldn't get bigger and better as singer Sonu Nigam upped the mood of every music lover when he was in the city to perform at the annual meet of an organisation.
He sung all his popular numbers at this do, and what echoed in the auditorium was his magical voice followed by huge applause of a mesmerised audience. His velvety voice left everyone at this do spellbound. An event which the audience are certainly going to cherish.
Contributed by Shruti Jambhekar
Friday, 24 February 2012
Sonu Nigam & 50 Artists Perform on MUSIC DAY presented by ArtistAloud.com. ArtistAloud.com presents Seagram's FUEL Music Day on 2nd March 2012 where 50 artists will be performing live for 9 hours at a stretch. This will be the longest live webcert exclusively on www.artistaloud.com
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
BANGALORE: Asianet will be airing ‘Dasettan@50’ on 25 and 26 February in celebration of classical, devotional and popular music singer Kattassery Joseph Yesudas', or Yesudas or Dasettan as he is known, completion of 50 years in the music industry.
The title sponsor for the broadcast event is Emmanuel Silks and the event will be been powered by Travancore Buildings.
Asianet claims that crowds of around 25000 attended a show conducted by it at the Port Trust Grounds in Cochin on 6 February this year to honour one of Indian music’s greatest sons.
The Dasettan@50 event hosted by Asianet to celebrate Yesudas completing 50 years in the music industry brought together legends from music and cinema. There were performances by Bollywood singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal.
At the event, Yesudas was felicitated by Asianet Communications Ltd. managing director K Madhavan for his outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry. Other film personalities like Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Manoj K.jayan, Siddique, Kunchacko Boban, Narain, Nedumudi Venu, Kavya Madhavan, director Kamal, Sathyan Anthikad and artist Namboothiri also honoured Yesudas.
Dasettan@50 is Asianet’s third major event to honour Yesudas’s completion of 50 years in the music industry. On 25 November 2011, it had broadcast an interview by its business head John Brittas with Yesudas -“Suvarna Shobhayil Dasettan”. On the same day it ran a special episode of its Asianet –Star Singer which had Yesudas interacting with and spending time with the participants.
Friday, 17 February 2012
A large gathering was present at the airport to welcome him.
Sonu Nigam Live in Concert takes place at CH&FC grounds tomorrow, from 6.30pm onwards.
Nigam has sung songs in many languages besides Hindi, including Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, English, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Nepali, Chhattisgarhi, Malayalam and Marathi and has won over 40 awards.
Born on 30 July, 1973 at Hyderabad in Haryana State, Sonu began singing at the age of three years when he joined his father on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi's "Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Wo Kasam Wo Irada."
In addition, Sonu is also a music director, television programme presenter and an actor.
Ticket prices of Sonu Nigam’s show are set in four groups, namely platinum(VVIP), Gold(VIP), Bronze, Seating and Standing. The prices of a ticket in each are as follows.
Platinum – Rs. 25,000
Gold – Rs. 10,000
Bronze – Rs. 5,000
Seating – Rs. 2,500
Standing – Rs. 1,000
Tickets of 'Sonu Nigam Live in Concert' are available at Salaka - Union Place, Borella, Nugegoda, Taj Samudra Hotel and Vibrations. Online tickets are available at www.tickets.lk.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan and Mohit Chauhan, who have collaborated for a song for the first time. Shamir explains his concept, saying, “We don’t go to a store and rob TV sets or T-shirts. Nor do we leave restaurants without paying for our food. But we steal music and don’t respect that someone needs to be paid for it. This song doesn’t teach or preach. It just creates awareness that one must pay their dues to the artistic fraternity.” The composer adds that his tune, penned by Niket Pande, is a tribute to not only musicians, but to the entire creative fraternity.
Sunidhi, the only female vocalist on the track, chimes in, “It’s a very sensitive issue for all musicians, so obviously I didn’t hesitate even once when Shamir called me. I hope we can put forth the message in a very polite way.” The singer adds, “Most people are innocent and don’t know the difference an original makes. This is a subtle way to let them know that a lot of hard work is put in a project. So, it needs appreciation.”
The song, produced by Universal Music, will be released by the end of the month.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Houston died Saturday noon in a hotel in Beverly Hills. She was 48. People took to Twitter to express their sorrow on the loss of a legend:
Sonu Niigaam: One of my biggest inspirations in diversifying from what I knew as a musician, to what I was destined to become, has left without meeting me. The world will never be the same without her. Whitney Houston, Rest in Peace!
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan: Can't believe Whitney Houston is gone.. Shattered! The loss of one of the greatest voices of all time!!
Akshay Kumar: R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you.
Kim Kardashian: Whitney Houston, GBNF, the loss of a legend.
Justin Bieber: R.I.P Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her family and friends. We will always love you. Remember that you are a true legend which the world has lost.
Lady Gaga: You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. Your music will live on & will keep inspiring our future generation. This's maybe a sign to people who struggling with drug addiction. Hopefully it'd NOT take the life of another talent. Her voice that transcends all genres. A voice was a gift from Heaven & now it's been taken back to where it came from.
Miley Cyrus: Big inspiration and great voice.
Thursday, 9 February 2012
The tribute concert was organized by the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) in partnership with COLORS and Wizcraft International Entertainment.
The biggest names in the Indian music and film fraternity came together today to commemorate the extraordinary musical legacy of the Jagjit Singh on his 71st birth anniversary. The tribute concert was organized by the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) in partnership with COLORS and Wizcraft International Entertainment. Held at InterContinental - The Lalit, the musical evening titled “Jagjit Singh – Yaadon ka Safar” saw the maestro’s family, friends, colleagues and well wishers walk down memory lane as they paid homage to his music, style and grace.
Jagjit Singh’s wife Chitra Singh attended the tribute concert along with her family. His grandson, Armaan and Chitraji launched an album of a collection of 12 unreleased songs titled “Jagjit Singh – The Master and His Magic” before the intimate gathering.
An artist of many dimensions - singer, writer, composer, music director, activist and a philanthropist, Jagjit Singh stirred the souls of millions of fans across the nation solidifying him a place in the history of Indian music. Known as one of the greatest voices of the 20th century, he gave the world nearly 46 years of musical performances. The evening saw over 20 artistes pay tribute to the legend rendering his greatest hits, having sung his soulful music and stirring lyrics. His long time friend Ghulam Ali made a beautiful tribute as he performed on Chupke Chupke among others; he also spoke about their friendship and journey together as artists.
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi shared heartfelt and fond memories of the ‘Ghazal King’. Audiences embarked on a fascinating and moving journey through the life of this incomparable artist, his music and cultural history.
Social Activist and Padma Bushan awardee, Shabana Azmi, in a very soulful and sombre mood, said “It’s very strange the way in which Jagjit Singh left us. Three days before he was hospitalized, he was having a long chat with Javedji and they were planning a world tour together. And here we are today.” She added, “I’m very fortunate that three of his most famous and popular songs were picturized on me in Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth. The manner in which he so beautifully strung the lyrics with the pain that he was trying to convey left me with very little to do.”
The evening was hosted by Dia Mirza and saw a great line up of performances like Ustad Rashid Khan who sang Yaad Piya Ki Aaye. Kavita Krishnamurthy & Dr. L Subramaniam performed a beautiful duet on Meri Tasveer Mein Rang Aur Kisi Ka Toh Nahin. Sonu Nigaam captivated the audiences with some of his famous hits like Hey Ram and Hoshwalon Ko Khabar. Shaan sang Koi Ye Kaise Bata De Ki Wo Tanha Kyun Hai and Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar. Other performers were Anup Jalota, Bhupinder & Mitali Singh, Talat Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Kunal Ganjawala, Richa Sharma, Hans Raj Hans, Ghansham Vaswani and Papon who were inspired by his music and notably helped form their careers.
Sabbas Joseph, Director – Wizcraft International Entertainment Ltd. said “In addition to being a legendary artist, Jagjitji was a wonderful man. I’m so glad we’re finally able to pay tribute to him on the occasion of his 71st birth anniversary. He has been an inspiration to millions around the world and will continue to be one for years to come. We are blessed beyond words to have the biggest names in Indian music be able to revisit some of his most popular songs.”
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Sabar Joseph of Wizcraft Entertainment said, "Jagjitji's contribution to Indian music and the ghazal genre is beyond compare.
We hope to present a fitting tribute on the occasion of his 71st birth anniversary." Some of the top artistes who will pay tribute by singing a couple of songs and ghazals of the late singer include Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali, Ustad Rashid Khan, Anup Jalota, Dr L Subramaniam , Kavita Krishnamurthi, Bhupinder, Mitali Singh, Shaan and Sonu Nigam. Said Sonu, "Will sing at least two of his ghazals but have to finalize which one.'' Anup Jalota said, "I will sing Kagaz Ki Kashti, which is my personal favourite."
Actress Dia Mirza will host the show. Some prominent speakers for the evening will be Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Nida Fazli. Jagjit Singh passed away on October 10, 2011, after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Thursday, 2 February 2012
There are many good singers, and we have worked with most of them. Sukhwinder Singh. Shaan too is a very good playback voice. I am also particularly fond of Sonu Nigam – he has sung some of our best compositions. He emotes the songs beautifully.
You get Sonu’s best work because you inspire the singer in him to sort of restrain the actor in him so he emotes your compositions in a controlled sort of way… is that a correct assessment?
Actually, I would put it this way: Sonu is an excellent singer and actor too, and he also has impeccable musical sense and instinct. He’s also a very good improviser because he is so natural. So all that, in my view, adds up to a phenomenal musicality that he has. That’s what helps Sonu immediately assimilate our brief about a song and its personality, and render it so flawlessly, so beautifully! And if we have multiple takes, more often than not, there’s an argument amongst ourselves on which take to keep — they’re all so good.
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Many prominent artistes including music directors Dakshina Moorthy, Ilaiya Raja, Rajamani, Vidya Sagar, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, M. Jayachandran, Sarat, Ouseppachan, ONV Kurup, Yousuf Ali Kecheri, Mohan Sithara, singers K.S. Chithra, Hariharan, Sonu Nigam, Usha Uthup, Shreya Goshal, M.G. Sreekumar, G. Venugopal, Kaithapram and Gayathri among many others will participate in the show.
Super stars Mammooty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Manoj. K. Jayan, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Tini Tom, Mallika Sukumaran, Innocent and directors Sathyan Anthikad, Ranjith, Sibi Malayil and Kamal are also expected to grace the show.
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Sonu Nigam launched motivational speaker Priya Kumar's latest inspirational book 'The Perfect World' on 92.7 BIG FM studios. The event was hosted by RJ Ankit. Priya revealed that she wrote the book in just eight days.
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