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PRABALIKA M. BORAH
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Long way to goJaved Ali
Long way to goJaved Ali

From an item song to several Sufi numbers, singer Javed Ali has sang almost all genres of songs in the Hindi movie industry and yet the youngster feels there is a lot more for him to do.

“I have done only 50 per cent. A lot more is out there for me to try and with God’s grace I want to aim for 100 percent soon,” says the singer.

Javed Ali was in town for a live event by Seagram’s Royal Stag Mega music event and the singer says the audience in Hyderabad prefer to listen to Sufi and romantic songs.“I began with a few Sufi numbers and then proceeded with the popular romantic ones,” says the singer.

He says he also tried a few MTV Macromax unplugged numbers. He explains the concept as, “Singing my own songs in a different way. Alfaaz ek hi hain, par gane ka style alag hai , variations are added.”

The singer has been singing for a decade now, he however, shot to fame when he lent his voice for a song on Naqaab in 2007, which was followed by Jashn-e-bahara in Jodhaa Akbar . “Music is a blessing which God has given to all of us. All of us might not be able to sing but we have an ear for songs and music, that itself is a big blessing,” says this disciple of Ghulam Ali.

Taking about his first steps into music, Javed Ali says he grew up in an environment of music so the inclination was natural, says Javed and adds, “I know nothing other than singing and I feel blessed.”

Javed also feels gifted with the ‘unique voice’ that suits all genres of music “but personally I prefer romantic and sufi,” he says.

Besides singing Javed himself judged the Sa re ga ma pa’s Lil’ champs and feels “healthy competition is good to boost ourselves and helps you to take the flight forward.”

Discussing favourites in music directors, the singer says he loves working with everyone as each of them has a style and technique which in turn educates him as a singer.

PRABALIKA M. BORAH

Music is a blessing which God has given to all of us

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