Sonu Nigam pays tribute to Bhupen Hazarika
While performing in the capital on Saturday night at Qutub festival, Sonu Nigam in the middle of his high-octane gig paid a tribute to music legend late Bhupen Hazarika by dedicating a song to him. Anjali Dawar reports.music Updated: Nov 08, 2011 14:16 IST
Next came a popular track from Saif-Kareena starrer Kurbaan.
In the middle of his gig Nigam paid a tribute to music legend Bhupen Hazarika, who passed away on November 5, saying "this is not Hazarikia
's song but I'm dedicating this to him."
The musical extravaganza, which kicked off on November 4, continues till November 8. Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder and KK will perform in the coming days.
Until last year the Qutub festival showcased Sufi and classical music, but this year, the organizers decided to shake things a bit.
"Keeping in view the response we received on the new format of this music festival last year, this year, we shall be focusing on contemporary music and displaying the performances of some of the best singers in this genre," says Rawel Singh, secretary Punjabi Academy, the organisers of the festival under the aegis of the Department of Art, Culture and Languages.
I for one felt that Sufi sits better with Qutub in the backdrop, but when Bollywood songs elate throngs by the thousands, somewhere we know that popular demand as elsewhere rules. And organizers know this all too well.