Cerebral Shangrila

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ghulam Ali - Live in Singapore

I was at this Ghazal concert yesterday. Ghulam Ali along with Mehdi Hassan ( Whom I deeply admire for his soulful singing) is widely acknowledged as the King(s) of Ghazal.

Here is a quick review of the concert :

Pluses :

+ He did sing some of his most popular Ghazals such as Chupke Chupke, Hungama Hai Kyon.
+ The ambience and brief flashes of brilliance.

Minuses :

- He is 68 years old and it shows in his voice and sruti alignment.
- The uncalled for comments on film music and Classical music ( albeit subtly).
- The accompanists were quite ordinary.

Here is the list of songs he sang :

1. Har Ek Baat Pe ( Mirza Ghalib )

2. Karron Na Yaag Magar ( Ahmad Faraz)

3. Chupe Chpke Raat

4. Dil Main Ek Leher (

5. Jab Tassul Mera

6. Humko Kiske Gham Ne

7. Pehli Vaari ( Punjabi song)

8. Hum Tere Shaher

9. Nazm - Yeh Baaten

10. Hungama Hai Kyon

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