Tribute to Jagjit Singh

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Tribute to Jagjit Singh

Tribute to Jagjit Singh: Remembering the King of Ghazals
Saturday 23rd October 2021, 7.45pm
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

TICKETS: Standard £20, Concession £15

A Tribute to Jagjit Singh featuring Tauseef Akhtar and Company.

Celebrate the life and poetry of legendary singer and composer Jagjit Singh on the 10th anniversary of his passing, through the melodious voice of one of his finest students, Tauseef Akhtar.

Popularly known as “The Ghazal King”, the Indian composer, singer and musician Jagjit Singh was instrumental in the revival of the tradition of this Indian classical art form, the setting of poetic couplets to music.

In this evening of music and reminiscence, Tauseef describes his early years with Jagjit, his experience learning music from him and how that shaped his artistic journey until now, and as the night progresses, performs a set of Jagjit's immortal melodies, including ‘Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti', ‘Koi Fariyaad' and ‘Tum Ko Dekha to Yeh Khayal Aaya', invoking timeless memories with poetry in song.

Tauseef Akhtar - Vocals
Rehaan Akhtar - Guitar
Ustad Shahbaz Hussain - Tabla
Robin Christian - Bansuri
Ustad Kiranpal Singh – Santoor
Madiha Ansari  - Poetry

Take part in our exciting Poetry Competition as part of this wonderful concert - write your own shayari and submit it for the chance to win your poem/ghazal being read as a curtain-raiser, and 2 complimentary tickets!

#StaySafe Guidelines: Please keep your mask on in the theatre. Temperature checks may be conducted.

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