Saturday, 28th of April 2018 . 04:30 PM PST . Trianon Theater , San Jose , CA

NaGmaa-O-Sher Kii SauGaat


Event Details

Category: Music

Trianon Theater
72 North Fifth Street
(Free parking in garage)
San Jose , CA, 95112

Saturday, 28th of April 2018
04:30 PM PST

Email :
Phone : 408-803-1879

SHOW TIME : 4:30PM to 7:30PM


After a memorable success of Jagjit Singh concert, team Soortaal is back with another gem : A program on the film songs and poetry of the famous poet and lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi.

नग़्मा-ओ-शेर की सौग़ात किसे पेश करूँ
ये छलकते हुए जज़्बात किसे पेश करूँ -- साहिर लुधियानवी

naGmaa-o-sher kii sauGaat kise pesh karoon
ye chhalakate hue jazbaat kise pesh karoon -- Sahir Ludhianvi

   [naGmaa-o-sher: song and poetry; 
    sauGaat: gift; 
    jazbaat: emotions]

Sahir is a renowned modern poet whose poem Taj Mahal brought him early fame, who became a celebrity by writing songs for Hindi films. An awe-inspiring and lyrical poet, Sahir has also penned some acerbic poetry, so much so that his book of poems is titled Talkhiyaan (Bitternesses). On the other hand, he has also written some of the most tender, memorable and romantic songs. He is an icon who inspired a generation of post-independence youth, poets and lyricists in India.

In this program we will present some of Sahir's beautiful Hindi film songs of 1950s and 60s interleaved with his poetry and stories of his life and work in easy Hindi-Urdu.

Saturday April 28th, 2018
Trianon Theater
72 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA
Free parking in the garage opposite to the theater
Complimentary snacks and tea 
Social hour from 4:30-5:30, doors open at 5pm.

Singers: Abhay Mannur, Gaurangi Chinmulgund, Shrirang Bage, Suparna Dangi

Host: Arvind Kansal

Musicians: Kashyap Parab, Makesh Rao, Melvin Gerold, James Prasad and Vikas Salvi
Proud sponsor: Realtor Heena Joshi Bhagwat,
                       Alain Pinel 408-656-5939
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