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Saturday Night Rafi Fever At Sion – It’s Part IV

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Saturday Night Rafi Fever At Sion - It's Part IVMOHD RAFI centric singers will test their singing skills, singing gems from the store-house of two legendary composers of the hfm : Roshan and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Rafi lovers are expected to attend in full strength and lap up the gems on offer "live" at the Naushad Hall in Mumbai’s central district – Sion on June 14, from 6.30 p.m. onwards. The Chief Guests expected to attend are: M/s. Sharada : playback singer and Mr.Padmakar Shivalkar the great Indian leg spin bowler – both of whom are dyed in the wool Mohd Rafi Lovers.

Legendary playback singer Sharada with Ruhi Khan

To select from a few thousand songs of Roshan and the L.P. Team was difficult and we will try to bring live the music range of these two stalwart composers who for close to fifty years gave us some extraordinary music to celebrate. In the coming months we look forward to reapeat these composers again as they have many many gems which we would not be able to take up this time around.

Kakaji Naushad Entertaining All

The singers this time would be Kakaji Naushad, Syed Mobin, Kumar Subu, Salim, Baraj, Hanif Mohd (from Mangalore – playback singer), Deven Verma, and Priyanshi.

Mohd Rafi

Here are some of the Mohd Rafi Gems to be played Live : on June 14th…

1. Tu kahin aas paas hai Kakaji Naushad
2. Jo baath tujh mein hai teri Kakaji Naushad
3. Jab Jab Bahar aayee aur Phool Kumar Subu
4. Jhil Mil sitaron ka aangan hoga Kumar/Priyanshi
5. Jo waada kiya woh nibana padega Srikkanth / Noorie
6. Mile na phool to kaanto se dosti Kakaji
7. Aadmi Musafir hai… Kakaji/Priyanshi
8. Hum to chale Pardes… Kakaji
9. John Jaani Janardhan Hanif Mohd
10. Ab Kya Misal doo.. Kakaji
11. Roshan Tumhi se duniya Syed Mobin
12. Pathar ke sanam, tujhe humne Syed Mobin
13. Koi jab raah na paaye… Deven Verma
14. Koyal kyon gaaye.. Deven Verma
15. Teri shaadi mein doo tujhko.. Salim
16. Pav choo lene do phoolon ko Kakaji/Noorie
17. Rimzim ke geet saawan gaaye Arun/Aruna
18. Mana re tu kaahe na dheer dhare Ashish
19. Ek Banjaraa gaaye Jeevan ke geet Syed Mobin
20. Dil jo na keh sakha…. Kumar
21. Tarif teri nikhla hai dil se.. Hanif Mohd
22. Dil kahe ruk jaa re ruk jaa Kumar
23. Nafrat ki duniya ko chod kar pyar ki Kakaji
24. Hui shaam unka khayaal aa gaya Kumar
25. Saajan Saajan pukaru galiyon mein Mr Barraj
26. Dafliwaale, dafli baja  
27. Mast Baharon ka mai hoon ashik Kumar

The song to be sung by Mr.Shivalkar has not come. Rafi lovers are invited to the live programme and it is informed that every SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH , Rafi Foundation hold this live music event at Sion, Mumbai.

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13 Blog Comments to “Saturday Night Rafi Fever At Sion – It’s Part IV”

  1. Muhammad Saqib Faizi says:


    Please let me inform if any concert is planned in UK. I am a singer as well and I sing Muhammad Rafi’s songs. I am from Lahore, Pakistan. Presently, I am in UKl. I want to perform to pay tribute to my spirtual music teacher. I am sure his soul will be happy to listen me.

    Many thanks and regards,

    Muhammad Saqib

  2. mohanflora says:

    Sonu to sing Rafi with UK orchestra

    London, June 18: Western classically trained musicians from the famed City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) will provide the backing in a challenging collaboration with Sonu Niigaam who will sing some of Mohammed Rafi’s best-loved songs in three concerts, Rafi Resurrected, in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

    The project, which has been two years in the making, has been funded to the tune of £250,000 by Saregama, whose head of operations in Europe, Amarpal Gaind, said yesterday: “People will be taking a trip down memory lane with Sonu Niigaam, who is known as the voice of Rafi.”

    Niigaam will be supported by a 75-piece CBSO, which has been practising from the score sheets written by its former librarian, Tim Pottier, who took the idea of the east-west collaboration to Saregama and was promptly recruited to be the arts producer for the ambitious project.

    The CBSO’s association with the Indian film industry began in 2004 when it gave a joint concert with A.R. Rahman. Two years ago, it gave a Rafi concert but the singers were hired locally, mostly in Birmingham.

    Having listened to several hundred Rafi songs (from the 26,000 the singer is said to have recorded), Pottier has whittled down the list to about 20 that Niigaam will sing — though many Indians will be distressed because he has not included Chaudhvin Ka Chand.

    “Sonu Niigaam, who is a very busy man, will arrive in Birmingham on July 13 and will then rehearse with the CBSO for the first concert,” said Pottier.

    He added that the CBSO would strive to recreate Indian sitar and flute sounds. However, when he had listened to the underlying scores to Rafi’s music, he had been impressed with how classically western so much of it had sounded.

    Three halls with possibly the best acoustics in Britain have been selected and laser technology included to enhance sound quality to near perfection. The opening concert in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham on July 15 will be followed by the second in the Manchester Apollo on July 17 and the “grand finale” at the London Coliseum on July 20.

    Sony TV is recording the last concert with the aim of broadcasting it to India on July 31, which will be the 28th anniversary of Rafi’s death.

    Asked whether two days were sufficient for rehearsals, Pottier, who has travelled to India and worked with musicians from the Hindi film industry, said: “Sonu Niigaam knows the songs backwards.”

    One of the musicians from the CBSO, Charles Wall, who plays the double bass, expressed confidence that Rafi’s magic would not be lost in translation. “If I had looked at just the notation, I would not have known it was from Bollywood,” Wall said.

    Saregama is also issuing a double CD to mark its remarkable collaboration with the CBSO.

  3. RAJANI NAIR says:

    Dakshinaa a registered socio cultural organisation in Chennai is organising a “Mohd.Rafi Nite” titled “raagam sudarshanam” featuring popular singer Anil Bajpai and others as a fund raiser for charity. The program is at Kamaraj Hall, Teynampet, Chennai 600018 at 7 pm. Kindly inform your chennai based Rafi fans. Regards
    rajani nair convenor.. dakshinaa..

  4. Binu Nair says:

    the saturday night fever part IV musical was great with singer sharada of titli udhi fame attending and tributing rafi saaheb with a song on the harmonia : Kahan jaa raha hai, oh jaane waale, to the applause of music lovers. Also attending were the family members of Kamal Amrohi of paakeezah fame : mr. shaandar amrohi and ex heroine : sapna of kache daage and few other films.

    there was ecore for the songs : Mana re tu kaahe na dheer dhare and mast baharon ka mai ashik and the absence of few singers was never noticeable.

    Now, we are happy that we have talents who can switch gears – effortlessly.

    two young singers ashish and rajdeep made quite an impression and there was a small quiz to test the music knowledge of music lovers.

    sharada was gracious, her voice still very fresh and pleasant and dignity magnified. she spoke of rafi saaheb; how lucky it was to work with legends and she has promised a musical show with the rafi foundation.

    our prayers were answered; after continuous rains for a week in mumbai, at 5.00 p.m. the rains – stopped . even four singers falling sick did not alter the quality of the show , it was a great musical evening the guests opined at the exit gates.

    thanks to all the singers, musicians and rafi lovers who made the saturday night rafi fever programme – a musical success.

    binu nair. rafi foundation, mumbai… 9833 250 701

  5. Danny Hira says:

    Please do give us the address, and let me know when is next programme.
    please do give landmark sign.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Danny HIra

  6. Binu Nair says:

    arun ji : i invited you but u did’nt call. u must be busy. no issues. next time – welcome. u are invited but pls speak to me during the course of time.

    and you say you are a rafi lover, u want to attend and enquires if it’s “free”…

    how many things in life come free arunji ? i think that apart from “air” nothing is free and pls correct me if i am wrong.

    binu nair, rafi foundation, mumbai…

  7. Binu Nair says:

    welcom mohit jaitley : (post 6) : the facts provided by you gives me confidence to ask u to sing at rafi foundation without any audition. we intend to take the rafi magic to the next generation and we welcome youngsters.

    since we are engaged in quality output and since various vip’s from the music scene are attending the rafi musicals, we have auditions and training for the event. the singers select themselves – or should i say the audience selects the singers based on their performances.

    the musical event is held every second saturday of the month and rafi lovers are all welcome.

    binu nair, mumbai, 9833 250 701….

  8. A S MURTY says:

    Today we discovered the youngest fan of Rafi-sahab and who is himself an adept singer, on the pages of and I am quoting his message from that website for information of all :
    QUOTE: Hi,
    I am Mohit. Age 12 years. Born on 16th August,1996. I am great fan of Mohd. Rafi. In fact Rafi sahib is my ideal. I am also a child singer with the credit of 11 performances of Rafi’s songs at different stages in Mumbai. Kalyan and Shahad. I love all songs of Rafi and have a good collection of Rafi’s songs.

    Mohit Jaitly unquote

    Great Mohit Jaitly, we salute you.

  9. Binu Nair says:

    for rafi foundation members and special invitees, its free. pl. attend as a guest and call me on 9833250701.

    binu nair, mumbai

  10. arun says:

    I am a rafi devotee. Can i attend the show? i hope it is free of charge.
    Pl tell me the complete address of the show venue.


  11. Hussein Sheikh says:

    All the best for this and I am sure it will get a huge success as usual.

  12. Binu Nair says:

    note : a suggestion has come to include “rare” songs. we will try it as our audiences get ready for it.
    at present, people are loving it and we would continue the selection of such songs along with few “rare songs” of rafi saaheb.

    pls. send in the list of rare songs and the songs by mail – rafi lovers.

    Binu Nair, mumbai,

  13. A S MURTY says:

    Congratulations to all concerned for keeping alive the songs of Rafi Sahab in a repeat performances month after month. The continuity of such programmes will not quench the thirst of all music lovers but also counter the onslaught of the noise disguised as music that is corrupting the young and the old alike. the selection of the songs also is a fine mixture of solos and duets and will entertain the audience. all the best.

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