An evening of Sufi rock

Published: 24th June 2013 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2013 11:59 AM   |  A+A-


Zila Khan and AGAAM’s evening of Sufi rock at DPS, Whitefield may have been a trek for most people, but once there, they felt like the show was sure worth the long ride. The audience was treated to some of  Zila's popular numbers like Khwaja mere Khwaja, Wahi Khuda hai, Piya re and Duma dum mast khalander.

She performed with AGAAM, the fusion band who has played for Coke Studio. Also featured were flautist Ajay Prasanna, Ishtiaq on table/dholak and Jarvis on keyboards.

AGAAM, with their ‘shlokas’ fused with rock music as well as some originals of their own, had the audience spellbound.

In addition to Sufi songs, Zila Khan has a commanding style in classical ragas and also revived the old-world style of ghazals (semi-classical songs) time and again.

She gave all music connoisseurs a beautiful glimpse into the world of Sufi with her performance.

The show that was organised by the management and trustees of Delhi Public School Whitefield was to celebrate the inauguration of a new junior block as well as to celebrate the 80th birthday of Joan Fernandes (chairperson of the Praxi Fernandes Memorial Trust).

The children of the school had put up a song and dance performance for the honorable guests Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj and the Union Minister Salman Khurshid.

The minister had such an enjoyable evening that he got on stage to join Zila to sing  with her the finale song Ab jaane ki zidd na karo.

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