In a unique initiative, the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) in partnership with COLORS and Wizcraft International Entertainment will bring together the Indian music & film fraternity for a tribute concert held in fond memory of the late ‘Ghazal King’ – JAGJIT SINGH. The musical evening titled ‘Jagjit Singh -Yaadon Ka Safar’ which also marks his 71st birth anniversary is a special tribute to celebrate his musical legacy. With COLORS partnering to broadcast the concert and reach out to music fans across the world, Feb 8th will see the fraternity in full-strength at the InterContinental The Lalit, who are hosting this memorable evening.
Jagjit Singh was an artist with many dimensions – singer, writer, composer, music director, activist and a philanthropist. An active member of GIMA who also mentored most of its music initiatives, Jagjit Singh always supported and inspired new talent. This intimate tribute concert put together by GIMA and the Indian music fraternity is an effort to celebrate his ‘musical journey’ – his iconic legacy and unmatched contribution to music, through performances dedicated to him by friends and colleagues.
Renowned poet & lyricist Nida Fazli along with well-known celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt and Dia Mirza who shared a special bond with him will be seen sharing personal anecdotes and fondly remember him.
Speaking on the occasion, Chitra Singh, said, “I am filled with a deep sense of pride and joy that the music fraternity is coming together to remember and honor my husband on his 71st birth anniversary. The tribute concert has my blessings and support. My family and I look forward to a nostalgic night embracing his memory.”
The expected artistes at the tribute concert are Ghulam Ali, Ustad Rashid Khan, Anup Jalota, Bhupinder & Mitali Singh, Talat Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan, Dr. L. Subramanium & Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kailash Kher, Hans Raj Hans, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Richa Sharma to name a few.
Sharing his thoughts on the initiative on the same, Mr. Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS said “COLORS is proud to present Indian viewers a peek into the life and times of the musical maestro Jagjit Singh. Our association with GIMA and Wizcraft opens up avenues into several unchartered territories in this space. This event put together and presented as a mark of respect and love for the Jagjitji will surely touch an emotional chord for music lovers and COLORS viewers”
“We are very honoured and excited that our initiative has received an overwhelming support from the industry. Through GIMA, it is our endeavour to contribute to the Indian music industry by providing a platform where such legends can be celebrated, honoured and fondly remembered. This intimate tribute concert will feature memorable performances by renowned artistes as we bring alive memories and anecdotes that involve the maestro” added Wiz. Sabbas Joesph, Director – Wizcraft International Entertainment Ltd.
A recipient of the ‘Padma Bhushan Award’, Jagjit Singh won hearts world over with his soulful voice, inimitable rendition and timeless music. Credited for the revival and popularity of Ghazals, he was responsible for single-handedly changing the course of music by infusing the age-old genre of classical Ghazals with modern instrumentation while preserving its soul and purity.
About-Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd:
Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) and The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) are some of its initiatives. Having begun its operations in 1988, Wizcraft has conceptualized and produced events staged in Mauritius, UK, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Iraq, Australia and Sri Lanka among others. Wizcraft’s clientele comprise leading global corporates, governments of various countries, leading international entertainment and sports associations and celebrities. The company is focused on providing Global Event Management Solutions at the doorstep of its global clientele.
The Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GIMA) is a unique initiative in Indian music with a vision to honour artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music. Launched in 2010, the Global Indian Music Academy Awards is a flagship initiative under the aegis of the Academy which strives in bringing the music fraternity on a unified platform to promote Indian music and musicians. This initiative focuses on positively impacting the lives of musicians, industry members and the society at large. GIMA Awards is the only property that provides a unique platform that honours talent across various genres in Indian music, giving them the same importance and recognition. An initiative of Wizcraft International, the Chevrolet GIMA powered by Micromax, is supported by IMI, T-Series, MCAI, SAI and other key constituents of the music industry. For more information on the Global Indian Music Awards, please visit www.gima.co.in
‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Uttaran, Na Aana Is Des Laado, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Hawan, Veer Shivaji, Sasural Simar Ka, Na Bole Tum..Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Bigg Boss Season 5 amongst others. ‘COLORS’ is a pay channel and is available as a part of SUN18 Media Services in India.
About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd
Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB, world’s leading entertainment content company, comprising brands like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Pictures etc) and the Network18 Group, (one of India’s leading full play media conglomerates with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content & allied businesses, comprising brands like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Newswire18, moneycontrol.com, CNN-IBN, IBN 7, Homeshop18 and E18 amongst others). The joint venture includes leading brands across television, film and digital media to build one of India’s leading multimedia entertainment powerhouse. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. includes the vibrant youth brand – MTV, the fastest growing kids channel – Nick, India’s only International Music & Lifestyle channel – Vh1, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, a new-age motion picture brand that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, the Hindi General Entertainment channel – COLORS and the recently launched action, adventure & animation channel for the new young adults – SONIC. This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products business in India. Viacom18 brings together the unique strengths of two formidable partners, thus forming an entertainment conglomerate that will have a competitive advantage in serving the needs of both viewers and advertisers. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com respectively.