Tina Sani sings Ghazals in a concert titled ‘Hope and Healing’ at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7.15 p.m. Leaf Prints, the walk-in concert is a presentation by ArtSeek Jazz unit at 6.15 p.m.
ArtSeek Jazz unit presents a tonal collage of jazz movements — traditional, Bossa nova, Blues, Smooth jazz, Flamenco, Brazilian jazz, Nu jazz, Central-African blues — not forgetting some Indian spice, to add that new-age touch.
Vocals: Subhiksha Rangarajan
Guitar: Keba Jeremiah
Tina Sani sang before she started speaking. And, destiny took care of the rest — she made her debut, which became a runaway hit, on Pakistan Television in 1980. She learnt classical music from Ustad Nizamuddin Khan Sahib, son of Ustad Ramzan Khan of the Delhi Gharana, but music was never really a career plan.
She moved on and dabbled in many things, including teaching art, but the magical pull of music was too great to ignore. She started off with popular music before she got to give shape to her love for ghazals. Little surprise, for she lives in a land of ghazal singers such as Mehdi Hasan, Ghulam Ali and Farida Khanum. And then, she got to sing a Nazm (free verse) of Faiz Ahmad Faiz for composer Arshad Mehmud. The year was 1985, and Tina had found her niche.
She now sings verses of hope. Verses that lead her to speak up and to rise against injustice. Poetry with a cause.
Abid Hussain - Tabla
Akhtar Hussain - Sarangi
Aslam - percussionist, dholak
Iqbal Hussain and Wazir Sultan - Harmonium