Ghazals with symphony to attract Gen Next: Jagjit Singh

(IANS) Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh who has come up with a new concept of “ghazal symphony” on Mumbai, Dec 8, has said this would attract the younger generation to the genre of ghazals.

Online PR News – 01-February-2011 – – (IANS) Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh who has come up with a new concept of “ghazal symphony” on Mumbai, Dec 8, has said this would attract the younger generation to the genre of ghazals

“This entire thing was created to do something new and to change the format of ghazals. It was done so that the genre appeals to the younger generation as well,” Singh told reporters here Tuesday night.

Organised by the Odyssey Corporation Ltd, the ghazal night saw many celebrities from the music industry including Gulzar, Suresh Wadekar, Vishal Bhardwaj and wife Rekha Bhardwaj and Ismail Darbar among others.

Singh, who performed live with 30 musicians, belted out his hit numbers like “Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho”, “Hoshwalon ko khabar kya” and “Sarakti jaaye hai”.
The concert would be held in a series with the next one in Ahmedabad Dec 17.
“Singing ghazals with so many musicians is a very different thing altogether. You need a certain kind of discipline for this. You can’t anything extra, everything is fixed,” he said.

The 30 musicians kept the orchestration strong at the event with flutes, violins, guitars and other instruments.

Technocrats Himanshu Mehta Managing Director and CEO Pradeep Garodia of Odyssey Corporation Limited created a record by inaugurating the first-of-its-kind website www.ghazalsymphony.com in the presence of venerable luminaries from the world of music including chief guest eminent lyricist Gulzar and Ghazal Samrat Jagjit Singh. On this glorious occasion, Odyssey Corporation Limited also announced that it planned 30 shows with Ghazal Samrat Jagjit Singh with the first being held in Ahmedabad on December 17, 2010. Odyssey Corporation Ltd. intends to take Ghazal Symphony by Jagjit Singh concept across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Odyssey Corporation is the first company in the world to successfully blend ancient Indian art form ghazals with modern day symphony for a global appeal Ghazal King Jagjit Singh is the first Ghazal singer in the world to perform with an entourage of 30 musicians. Odyssey Corporation Ltd. plans 30+ shows with Ghazal King Jagjit Singh to celebrate his 70th year stops still when history is being created! Odyssey Corporation Limited, a leader and pioneer in the world of entertainment, glamour and glitz, created history in the beautiful domed portal.

Odyssey Corporation Limited’s project conceived by Kuldeep Desai and Parthiv Gohil was an epoch making moment in ghazal history as they blended ghazals with modern-day symphony. The momentous launch by Odyssey Corporation was attended by the crème-de-la-crème of the Indian music industry. www.ghazalsymphony.com for global fans.

Contact Information:
Odyssey Corporation Ltd.
Mumbai Office :
3, Hemu Castle, Nr.Goklibai School,
Dadabhai Road Vile Parle(W),
Mumbai (W) 400 056
T : +91-22-26241111/1176
Phone - 91 955279752
Official Email Id: Sneha@Invents.Co.In

About Author : The author of the piece is a fan of Jagjit Singh and writes extensively on Music Industry and Concerts. Her name is Sneha Kadam and you may reach her at sneha@invents.co.in

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Sneha Kadam
Odyssey Corporation Ltd. Mumbai Office 3, Hemu Castle, Nr.Goklibai School, Dadabhai Road Vile Parle(w)
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