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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Doordarshan aims to revive ghazals through reality show


FIRST PUBLISHED: WED, JAN 14 2015. 09 24 PM IST

DD Urdu has launched 'Jashn-e-Begum Akhtar', a talent hunt to commemorate the centenary year of renowned singer Begum Akhtar 

New Delhi: With its newly-launched singing reality show 'Jashn-e-Begum Akhtar', state-owned channel DD Urdu is aiming to revive ghazal singing among youth. 'Jashn-e-Begum Akhtar', a talent hunt to commemorate the centenary year of renowned singer Begum Akhtar, will see its five finalists who will perform in front of singers Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hari Haran, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain besides lyricists Gulzar and Javed Akhtar in March. Wasim Barelvi, who is one of the jury members of the show, said the reality contest is first of its kind in India and aims to revive ghazal singing. "Ghazal has the power to connect hearts and in today's time such kind of art form is a necessity. We should not forget it. I am happy that DD is working towards reviving the art form and these young participants are equally excited about it," Barelvi told the media. The regional rounds of the competition were held at five regional centres of the channel—Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Delhi and Mumbai. Participants in the age group of 18 to 40 years are eligible to participate in the reality show. 



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