Delhi goes shayarana with Rekha Bhardwaj at the Urdu heritage festival
On the third day of the Urdu heritage festival, Jashn-e-Virasat-e-Urdu saw the place, Central Park in Connaught Place, packed with people who had attended the Rekha Bhardwaj concert on Saturday. They were pleasantly surprised when Rekha not only sang her own songs, but also the poetry of Vishal Bhardwaj and Amir Khusro, and even that of Bashir Badr nazms , which Vishal has used in his films. However, with air pollution levels crossing the severe category further in Delhi, Rekha had to stop several times while singing to drink water and was seen coughing throughout his performance.
‘Sangeet ke simple roots Delhi is hain’
Vocation ghazal s his first love, Rekha, who is from Delhi and completed his DU education, said: Sangeet ke jo mere estate hain woh yahin (Delhi) be hain, yahin rahenge ... When I was only six and seven, people used to ask me how you could sing ghazal s so beautifully at this age? I used to tell them Mujhe pata hai bas thoda dukhi ho kar gana hai . Obviously, I didn't understand those shayaris so. Win walking aana chahiye ... I have learned this from Gulzar sahab and Vishal, and now I have the temper of whatever it is that I sing, I would like to. ” After finishing «Koi Fariyaad Tere Dil Mein Dabi Ho Jaise» , he told the audience, “Mujhe wakai lagta hai meri umar jaagte-jaagte kati hai iss lamhe ke liye, Hee s waqt mein main yahan maujood hoon. This is my first big ghazal concert after years and I am very happy to play in Delhi. Pankaj Udhas organizes a program, Khazana, about ghazal s in Mumbai, because of which I have now returned to ghazal s .”
“This is my first major ghazal concert after years and I'm really happy to perform in Delhi,” Rekha Bhardwaj told the audience at Central Park in Connaught Place
Jag Hee t Singh mujhse kehte thay, chamak lao apni awaaz mein
Before singing Vishal's Your Nahi Hai Toh Yeh Jahan Kya Hai ', she said: This is from Vishal kalaam and he also sang it, but he has given me permission to sing this. I thought that if he wasn't acting here, why didn't I sing it? Thoda faayda utha leti hoon main. She also remembered how Jag Hee t Singh used to ask her to polish her voice. “Jag Hee t Singh mujhse kehte thay, chamak lao awaaz mein, phir maine 4-5 ghante riyaaz karna shuru kiya
tab samajh aayi baat ki chamak kya hoti hai. Chamak aati hai riyaaz se she said.
Rekha had recently started a book cover challenge on Twitter in which he had asked his friends to publish covers of his favorite books. During his performance, he stopped for a moment and said: I am dedicating this song «Aankh Ke Ek Gaaon Mein, Raat Ko Khwaab Aate Thay ... Udte Khwaabon Ka Aitbaar Kahan» to all my friends who posted book covers on Twitter.
Capital’s pollution woes: While several audience members were seen wearing masks, Rekha Bhardwaj herself had to stop multiple times while singing to drink water and was seen coughing throughout her performance
Mahaul nahi hai Namak Ishq Ka ka
During his performance, the public began sending chips to Rekha with song requests. Some of those songs were from other singers. She said, Na 'Iktara' maine gaaya hai, na 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' maine gaaya hai. When I sing, my effort is to sing only my songs or Farida Khanum Hee so can Hee The songs of ( Mangeshkar can ) because then I learn something while preparing for those songs. For my contemporaries, you better listen to them because they have already sung their songs very well. I will not spoil your market.
But the requests kept coming. When someone from the audience requested «Beedi Jalaile» , she said, Aapne Google sahi nahi kiya waise, yeh jo bada wala dharmik geet hai na, «Beedi Jalaile», woh maine nahi gaya hai, woh Sunidhi Chauhan ne aur Sukhwinder ne gaya hai. Maine isse bhi bada dharmik geet gaya hai, woh hai 'Namak Ishq Ka' When they started urging her to sing the song, Rekha said: Aaj ka jo mahaul hai woh 'Namak Ishq Ka' ka nahi hai, na hello gawaenge toh achha hoga. But finally he forced his fans and sang the song.