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Khannu Samrat's debut Album 'Kuch Nahi Terey Bin'

November 16, 2007 11:27:24 AM IST
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Khannu SamratKhannu Samrat, the force behind this album comes from a lineage of great Singers and performers. Khannu Samrat is Pakistan's leading performer in the area of classical dance and is known for his special ability to make classical "commercially viable".

His last two videos with his student and dance partner and international female actor Mehr Hassan have won two years consecutively at the world-festival in Houston Texas. Khannu Samrat is multi talented in that he comes from a background of classical dance, is also a stage, television and film performer and choreographer and has done international tours as a singer/performer with his dance partner Mehr Hassan.

The album 'Kuch Nahi Terey Bin' is Khannu Samrat's Debut as a singer, though he has won awards for his International Dance Performances with Mehr on his own originality composed music.

The album 'Kuch Nahi Terey Bin' contains 9 tracks. It has something in it for everyone including, classical fusion, romantic numbers, sufi thought, sad songs, Punjabi bhangra, a filmi commercial track and a semi classical song.

The title track 'Kuch Nahi Terey Bin' (vocals: Khannu Samrat and Mehr Hassan) music video won the Grand Remi award for 'best of show' at the international world festival in Houston Texas this year for most original thought and performance.

His grandfather, Ashiq Hussain, was originally from Rajasthan and was the student of Pandit Gopalji of the Benaras Gharana in Kathak.

Ashiq Hussain made his debut as an action hero in Hindi films in the late 1930's and he was awarded the title of Samrat in the 1940's in the field of Kathak in India. He migrated to Pakistan post partition and went on to be Pakistan's most respected performer, choreographer and artist.

His son Akbar Samrat carried on the same tradition after his father's death and won several national awards in the course of his career as a performer and choreographer.

And now his son Khannu Samrat, again a multi award winning National and International performer now is making his debut in India as a singer/performer after his grandfather did the same 70 years ago.

The album features vocals of international actor Mehr Hassan in two of the tracks.



 
 

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