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Sonu Niigaam’s Britain concerts – a tribute to Rafi

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

This news article is written By Venkata Vemuri for IANS

Popular Indian playback singer Sonu Niigaam has tied up with a Birmingham-based musical company for a three-concert tour of Britain in memory of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi. The singer and the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) will stage three shows on their joint project “Rafi Resurrected” – a tribute album to Rafi, who gave innumerable Bollywood hit songs in the 1950s-80s. Read more at Hamara Photos

Why So?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. H.V.Guru Murthy

Mohd RafiWhenever I listen to certain songs of yesteryears, I am always baffled by the choice of Singers for the particular song where the actors are required to act songs in an unfamiliar voice or without their usual singers. Of course, I am referring to songs mostly from pre-70s especially sixties as post-70, it became a fad for all the heroes to have KK singing for them and in fiftees, almost all Heroes had two or three Singers singing for them. When I listen to the melodious Rafi – Lata duet “Tum Hi Tum Ho Mere Jeevan Me” (Ek Dil Sau Afsane), I wonder what made SJ to select Rafi in place of Mukesh or even Mannadey, two best known play back singers for Raj Kapoor. Similarly, Rafi’s song in Mera Naam Joker. (more…)

Legendary Singer Mohd Rafi Attains Immortality on July 31…

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

This info is shared by Mr. Binu Nair

Mohd RafiSaturday Night Rafi Fever – "Part V" at Mumbai’s Naushad Hall. JULY 31, 1980 is the day of Legendary singer Mohd Rafi leaving us and becoming "IMMORTAL". Rafi Saaheb is easily one of those rarest of rare personality who is remembered each passing day with music lovers and fans visiting his final resting place at Juhu Mosque showering petals n flowers all round the year. (more…)

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