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 Interview : Jagjit Singh



Gifted with a mellifluous golden voice, Jagjit Singh is a man of few words. One of the most renowned ghazal singers of modern times he straddles different genres. From light-classical ghazals, to devotional to Punjabi folk, every note he sings he does it with soul. With feeling and emotions. On the eve of his departure to the US for the much-awaited 'Inteha' tour by BIG Music the maestro speaks about the same.

You're off on a music tour to US and Canada. Does it come after a long time? What are your expectations from this tour?
Three years back I was on a music tour to the US. Last year I had concerts at UK. And India I've been touring. As for expectations, we always expect the best. I think the 'Inteha' tour will be very successful.

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You must be getting many offers from different companies. What made you choose BIG Music?
It's a new company. I knew all the old staff who have joined the organization. I have personal relations with them. And I want the company to do well. Plus, the terms have been very good.

Could you say something about your 3 album deal with Big Music?
The first album was a Gujarati one, 'Jeevan Marann Chhe Ek'. It has 8 tracks and the lyrics are by Abbas Vasi 'Mareez'. The second 'Mahamrityunjay Mantra' is devotional. And 'Inteha' is the third one.

What are the points of similarity and difference that 'Inteha' shares with your earlier compositions?
It's entirely new. New tunes, new lyrics, new music.... Everything is absolutely different.

How does it feel to sing lyrics written by a team of young lyricists?
The lyrics are good and the music is good. As long as the work is good, old or new doesn't matter to me at all.

Do you have a favourite track in the album?
Yes, the last one. Kuch khona kuch pana.
- Bollywood Trade News Network

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