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O.P.Nayyar turns 80 years old – Part 1

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Article by Mahesh Chakravorty.

Onkar Prasad Nayyar, the rhythm king, turned 80 on 16th Jan. He was one composer who stood out for his distinctive style and instinctive melody. The tiktok sound created by the hooves of horses galloping, introduction to the lifestyle of the poor with the folk music (more…)

Woh Kaun Si Mushiqil Hai

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Article by Pradeep

Anyone who listens to this song, would get inspired by the message, beauty and simplicity in it. Thanks to Unni@HF who uploaded this track in his Kachha Dhaaga thread. The song is Woh Kaun Si Mushqil Hai from Maa Beta , released in 1962. Hemant Kumar’s music and Prem Dhavan’s lyrics. (more…)

Dil Ke Jharoke Mein

Friday, January 20th, 2006

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Sateesh Wagle: Dil Ke Jharoke Mein Tujhko Bithaakar (Brahmachari) reminds me of another incident. Jaikishan and I had gone to Ahmedabad, when my friend insited on showing me the city. While roaming through the city’s (more…)

How to Sing Like Rafi Saheb?

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

This article is by Vishal Kulshrestha and Pratik Kumar.

Computers, the most famous buzzword of modern times can be a great aid for singing. Here I only touch on their use for analyzing and reproducing song’s of rafi saheb, though the techniques are very generic in nature. I feel this is one of the best discoveries of my life. (more…)

The Shanmukhananda Hall celebrated its Golden Jubilee

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

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The Shanmukhananda Hall celebrated its Golden Jubilee just 2 years back. On a muggy, monsoon evening in Mumbai, actor Dilip Kumar and music director Naushad saab were among those who listened enchanted as Srikkanth Narayan, a leading singer of the `Keep Alive’ music group, committed to preserve (more…)

Rafi’s magic endures 25 years after death

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Article by IANS (New Delhi) published on July 31st 2005.

Tu kahin aas paas hai dost (You are some where around, my friend) – the last song sung by Mohammed Rafi sums up what millions of music lovers feel about the legendary playback singer even 25 years after his death. (more…)

Unhone Mujeh Banaya

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Article by Pradeep

Couple of days back an article was posted here about mention of Rafi Sahab in the movie home delivery. After couple of followups on that thread by various members of HF, Azgar mentioned about another recent movie where the comedian, (more…)

His voice made him immortal

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

This article is written by M.L.Dhawan for the tribune on July 25th 2004.

As a child, Mohammed Rafi spent hours listening to a fakir sing folk songs in his village Kotla Sultan Singh. It was this fakir who aroused in Rafi a passion for music. Impressed by Rafi’s talent, music director Shyam Sunder asked him to sing (more…)

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