Colors’ tribute concert for Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh

02 Feb,2012

By A Correspondent


In a unique initiative, the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) in partnership with Colors and Wizcraft International Entertainment will bring together the Indian music & film fraternity for a tribute concert in the fond memory of the late ‘Ghazal King’, Jagjit Singh.


The musical evening titled ‘Jagjit Singh -Yaadon Ka Safar’, which also marks his 71st birth anniversary, is a special tribute to celebrate his musical legacy.


Jagjit Singh was an artist with many dimensions – singer, writer, composer, music director, activist and a philanthropist. An active member of GIMA, he also mentored most of its music initiatives. Jagjit Singh always supported and inspired new talent. This intimate tribute concert is an effort to celebrate his ‘musical journey’ – his iconic legacy and unmatched contribution to music, through performances dedicated to him by friends and colleagues.


Renowned poet & lyricist Nida Fazli along with well-known celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi,Mahesh Bhatt and Dia Mirza, who shared a special bond with Mr Singh will share their personal anecdotes.


Speaking on the occasion, Chitra Singh said: “I am filled with a deep sense of pride and joy that the music fraternity is coming together to remember and honour my husband on his 71st birth anniversary. The tribute concert has my blessings and support. My family and I look forward to a nostalgic night embracing his memory.”


The expected artistes at the tribute concert are Ghulam Ali, Ustad Rashid Khan, Anup Jalota, Bhupinder & Mitali Singh, Talat Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan, Dr. L Subramanium & Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kailash Kher, Hans Raj Hans, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala and Richa Sharma, to name a few.


Sharing his thoughts on the initiative on the same, Mr. Raj Nayak, CEO – Colors said: “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Colors is proud to present a peek into the life and times of the musical maestro Jagjit Singh. Our association with GIMA and Wizcraft opens up avenues into several unchartered territories in this space. This event is a mark of respect and love for the Jagjitji, and will surely touch an emotional chord with the music lovers and Colors viewers”


“We are very honoured and excited that our initiative has received an overwhelming support from the industry. Through GIMA, it is our endeavour to contribute to the Indian music industry by providing a platform where such legends can be celebrated, honoured and fondly remembered. This intimate tribute concert will feature memorable performances by renowned artistes as we bring alive the memories and anecdotes about the maestro,” said Wiz. Sabbas Joesph, Director – Wizcraft International Entertainment Ltd.


A recipient of the ‘Padma Bhushan Award’, Jagjit Singh won hearts world over with his soulful voice, inimitable rendition and timeless music. Credited for the revival and popularity of Ghazals, he was responsible for single-handedly changing the course of music by infusing the age-old genre of classical Ghazals with modern instrumentation while preserving its soul and purity.


Wizcraft International Entertainment,India’s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) and The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) are some of its initiatives.


The Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GIMA) is a unique initiative in Indian music with a vision to honour artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music.


Colors is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space inIndia. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’.


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3 responses to “Colors’ tribute concert for Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh”

  1. ANIL Mehta says:

    ..recording or CD available?..

  2. Geeta Bugs says:

    Watched the dreary 2 hours on TV. Most of the singers did an awful job, in spite of being celebrities. They sang from written lyrics, completely off scale. It was almost as though they did not know the late singers style or even the “dhuns” to his popular ghazals. Anup Jalota made “bhajans and bhagias” out of the Late Jagjit Ji’s ghazals; with his “alaaps” and classical parody he changed popular rickshaw wallah ghazals to “take a nap on the wheel” music”. And these “Artists?” judge music shows and pull comments out of their hats (to put it politely). “Zindangi jhandwa phir bhi ghamandwa”. Only singer halfway acceptable was Sonu Nigam. Kavita Krishnamurty and L. Subhramanyam carried the weight of the entire show on their single exemplary performance.

    • Jaldeep_vaishnav says:

      in fact i also very much agree to the geeta’s comments..The only thing is the big big singers and musicians were present physically….the unknown singer from Asam was really very impressive and very close to the original one…the could have played one line of each ghazzal in jagjit’s voice….any way it was a popularity show…. a Show off ONLY…..