Dear musicians, music connoisseurs, friends, colleagues & partners,
SURTARANG PLAYLIST FOR SUNDAY 30TH OCT ‘16
TRIBUTE TO LATE PADMA BHUSHAN BEGUM AKHTAR, THE QUEEN OF GHAZALS
FEATURING LATE PADMA BHUSHAN BEGUM AKHTAR, MANY LEGENDARY MAESTROS AND OTHER MUSICIANS FROM INDIA
BETWEEN 2 & 4 PM UK TIME [BET 18:30 hrs & 20:30 hrs IST]
LISTEN ONLINE via www.gorgeousfm.com/gold
TRIBUTE TO LATE PADMA BHUSHAN BEGUM AKHTAR, THE QUEEN OF GHAZALS [7.10. 1914 – 30.10.1974].
Begum Akhtar was born on 7th October, 1914 in Faizabad town of Uttar Pradesh. Her name was Akhtaribai Faizabadi though she was much popular as Begum Akhtar. Her family belonged to the upper class of the society and was not even inclined towards music. She showed interest in music at a very young age and was sent to train under the great sarangi player, Ustad Imdad Khan. Later, she learnt classical music from great exponents of this field like Mohammad Khan, Abdul Waheed Khan and Ustad Jhande Khan Saheb.
At the tender age of fifteen she gave her first public performance. People were moved by her voice and she gained instant recognition. Her ghazals even impressed the famous poetess of India, Sarojini Naidu and was appreciated at a concert that was organized for helping victims of Bihar earthquake. Her first recording was done by the Megaphone Record Company and they released many gramophone records with her melodious Ghazals, thumris, dadras, etc. In 1930s, Begum Akhtar also acted in a few Hindi films which include Ameena (1934), Mumtaz Begum (1934), Jawaani Ka Nasha (1935), Naseeb Ka Chakkar (1935). In all these films, she sang all her songs herself.
SURTARANG WILL FEATURE MANY LEGENDARY MAESTROS SUCH AS:
LATE PADMA BHUSHAN BEGUM AKHTAR,
PADMA BHUSHAN USTAD GHULAM MUSTAFA KHAN,
PT TEJENDRA NARAYAN MAJUMDAR,
VIDUSHI E GAYATHRI,
DR N RAMANI & R THYAGARAJAN,
NANDINI RAO GUJAR &
THIS BROADCAST SHOULD NOT BE MISSED BY ANY CONNOISSEURS OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC!!!
Surtarang is a unique broadcast in the UK.
Now, Surtarang fondly remembers this great artiste with this broadcast.