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Hussains to visit ghat with Guldasta

THE STAGE is set for ?Phir Chidi Raat, Baat Phoolon Ki? with the remarkable Hussain Brothers. Ahmad and Mohd Hussain are arriving in the city for the musical evening programme organised by ETV Urdu at Kudia Ghat on Saturday.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 00:14 IST

THE STAGE is set for ‘Phir Chidi Raat, Baat Phoolon Ki’ with the remarkable Hussain Brothers.

Ahmad and Mohd Hussain are arriving in the city for the musical evening programme organised by ETV Urdu at Kudia Ghat on Saturday.

What makes Hussain brothers unique is their chemistry and the manner in which they approach each ghazal as an individual poem, perfect in its meaning and form. “Every word of the ghazal is important and thus we place great importance to each and every word, variation or musical nuance,” said Ahmad Hussain while talking to HT Live immediately after their arrival here on Friday. It is this emotional integrity and purity that have endeared them to their countless fans across the globe.

Compliment them and they reply in their own inimitable style: “Dekhne wala hi khoobsurat hai!” What makes the Hussain brothers unique is that they have effectively applied the curative spiritual powers of their music to heal cancer patients, the blind and the physically handicapped. The regenerative magical powers of music are revered by the Hussain brothers as effective methods to improve the quality of life. “There is great power in music.

The problem is that many do not recognize this. It is this indifference that is responsible for the soulless rendering of ghazals sans feelings (jazbaat ) now a days,” they say adding, “but as long we are there we would continue to strive for perfection in our music and impart the same to as many people as possible.”

It is this passion with the music that has led them to set up Hussain Bandhu Music Academy at Rajasthan where they impart teaching to those interested in music free of cost. “We are not driven by pecuniary gains. We want to spread ghazal as far as possible. That is why we love coming to Lucknow for it is among the few cities where ghazal as well as adab still survives. All our programmes have been a hit here with the grace of God,” they said.

Mohd Hussain’s son Imran himself has picked up the art of ghazal singing from his illustrious father and uncle as have Mohd Vakil and Dipalee Somaiya who along with Kishore Chaturvedi and Swati Rizvi would also perform along with the Hussain Brothers on Saturday night here.

Little wonder then that the Hussain brothers give importance to the humanistic tradition of Guru-Shishya parampara as a system to groom talented youths.

Talented composers too, the Hussain brothers have created “original” music for various serials, documentaries, plays etc. Their prominent albums (they have over 50 albums ) include Guldasta, Meri Mohabbat, Shraddha, Noor-e-Islam. All is set for Kudia Ghat on Saturday night!

First Published: Jun 17, 2006 00:14 IST