Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Petals of poetry

The lights brightened over a sparsely furnished set resembling stylised Mughal architecture sprinkled with verses written in calligraphic Nasta’liq script, designed by M S Sathyu and Begum Razia Baig. Zila Khan, the woman best known for her deep mesmerising voice, took the stage with a harmonium accompaniment.The performance had begun.

As Zila took a brief sojourn, Mohammed Ali Baig, the writer and director of the show, stepped in to introduce the concept of Pankhdiyaan.

Kabir Bedi then joined Zila on the stage to read out a few selected poems by Ali Sardar Jaffri. Zila punctuated the poetry with her own musical interpretations.

Full report here New Indian Express

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