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Someone Somewhere by Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh on iTunes

Someone Somewhere by Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh on iTunes

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Ghazals are love poems traceable back to medieval Persia via the Moghul dynasty. These days, they are performed in a huge range of styles. This duo specializes in pop ghazals, with arrangements that use a full range of backings from traditional to full-string-section pop. There’s even a charming and entirely successful French influence in Bhupinder’s “Dhundlaye Huye Waade,” for example. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi

Biography

Born: February 8, 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, India

Genre: World

Years Active: ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s

Jagjit Singh was an Indian classical singer, composer, and musician known during his lifetime as “The Ghazal King.” After Ravi Shankar, he is considered one of post-colonial India’s most important and recognizable artists, and certainly its best-selling due to his soundtracks and scores for film and television, and his musical interpretation of the works of poets. Including scores, he recorded over 60 albums during his lifetime. He is known not only for his ghazals and singing in several languages,…

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