Financial Mail - - LIFE OUTBOX - Prakash Naidoo

Ghazal is a com­mon and pop­u­lar form of mu­sic in In­dia and Pak­istan, with roots that trace back to clas­si­cal Ara­bic po­etry.

It is a genre around which the cen­tral themes of love, sep­a­ra­tion, mys­ti­cal re­flec­tion and even mad­ness are ex­pressed.

For the first time on African soil, the “Leg­ends of Ghazal” — Pankaj Ud­has, Anup Jalota and Talat Aziz — will give a one-off per­for­mance in Jo­han­nes­burg in De­cem­ber.

Ud­has, who has just cel­e­brated 35 years in the in­dus­try, has re­leased more than 50 al­bums in his ca­reer and lent his voice to sev­eral pop­u­lar songs for Hindi films.

Jalota has recorded more than

Ghazal singers in first African per­for­mance

200 al­bums, per­formed more than 5,000 live con­certs around the world and set a world record for the num­ber of gold, plat­inum and mul­ti­plat­inum discs sold.

Aziz, the son of Urdu writer and poet Sa­jida Abid, was trained by fa­mous clas­si­cal mu­sic singers Us­tad Sa­mad Khan and Us­tad Faiyaz Ahmed Khan.

Leg­ends of Ghazal,

Pankaj Ud­has, Talat Aziz and Anup Jalota

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