The evergreen Asha Bhonsle never fails to surprise us with her repertoire. You just can’t have the last word on her. Reckoned as the most recorded artist in history, with more than 20,000 songs in over a dozen languages, Asha will enthrall us again when she teams up with the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet in early March.
The ‘Barbara Streisand of India’ is slated to perform with the San Francisco-based string quartet on March nine at the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House.
Asha’s experiment with eastern and western sounds promises to be sumptuous and rewarding, as Kronos are one of the most eclectic string quartets in the world.
They just completed a Bollywood album You’ve Stolen My Heart with Asha.
Kronos who have drawn praise from musicians like the Rolling Stones also impressed Asha.
It was not just their music but also their reverence for her late husband and music genius R D Burman that touched her. “It is incredible to see the kind of respect they gave Pancham. They called him Mozart. They wanted to know how he lived, what he ate and everything about him. But then R D was like that. He left an impression on everybody.”