Ustad Rashid Khan Goes the Digital Approach Throughout Lockdown


Amid COVID-19 lockdown and in an try to ship a message of communal concord, famend classical singer Ustad Rashid Khan has determined to go digital to mesmerise his viewers by varied social media platforms. He has additionally composed three ‘bhajans’ (devotional songs) written by Narayan Jha Agarwal.

Ustad Rashid Khan stated, “There’s a lockdown all over the place and subsequently I’ve determined to go digital. My son helped me in establishing the digital platform. I believe by this digital platform, I will stand with the nation in spreading the message of affection and brotherhood. There’s nothing to misery folks by music and it will likely be a small contribution from my aspect to my beloved India.”

He stated, “I’ve composed couple of bhajans together with ‘yeh andhiyara mith jayega, raat nahi rehne wali, jago jago utkar dekho.. purab major ayi lali’ (This darkness will go, it’s not going to stay perpetually, awakened and see there’s a dawn). One other two bhajans, which I composed had been ‘dheere dheere re mana’ and ‘subah ho shaam tera naam

japu’. These are great bhajans and completely appropriate for present pandemic scenario on the earth.”

The musical maestro already recorded songs for the much-awaited annual ‘Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh’ (music and dance festivals) on the Sankat Mochan temple. This yr the musical pageant will likely be held from April 12 to 17 and

will likely be seen solely on digital platforms.

“I’ve already recorded my efficiency for ‘Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh’. There are different musicians who will likely be taking part by digital platform. On Sunday (April 12, 2020), I’ve two digital stay reveals lined-up together with one for ‘Jashn-e-Rekhta’ (music pageant celebrating Urdu and composite tradition) in Delhi and one other one for actress Padmini Kolhapure in Mumbai. Padmini’s father, Pandharinath Kolhapure, was a well-known vocalist and Veena participant. I respect him,” he stated whereas including that I wish to pray for everybody on this world who’re affected by this COVID-19.

When requested how he’s spending time, he stated, “Me and my son are indulged in digital platform and doing our ‘riaz’ on a regular basis as a result of ‘sangeet merey liye ibaadat hai’ (Music is worship for me). I request all of the keep protected and keep at house. Our digital attain musical programmes are an exemplary effort to take care of the social distancing.”

Ustad Rashid Khan belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana and is the great-grandson of gharana founder Inayat Hussain Khan. He gave his first live performance at age eleven. He was rewarded with Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2006.

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