Indian Singers List

Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2009

A few days ago I met up with the amazing Nicki Wells whom I heard singing last month with Nitin Sawhney at the Akram Khan show at Sadlers Wells. Although raised mostly in the West, Nicki surprised everyone by beautifully singing a Shloka which is a sansrik poem or prayer - I say surprised because I've never heard a non-Indian reproduce the tones and embellishments of Indian music so movingly and effectively, and singing at first hidden behind a wall of fabric, blonde hair was not the most expected site to see when she finally emerged!

Nicki kindly wrote a list for me of some of her favourite Indian musicians, and partly for my own sake I am writing them down here for future reference:

Hindustani Classical

Pandit Jasraj (male singer)
Rashid Khan (male singer)
Parveen Sultana (female singer)
Ashwini Bhide (female singer)
Dr Prabha Atre (female singer)
Shubha Gurtu (female singer)
Gavri Patnekar

Qawwali
Nusrat fateh ali Khan
Warsi Brothers
The sabri brothers

Ghazal
Ghulam Ali

Bollywood

Lata Mangeshkar (female singer)
Sonu Ningam (female singer)

Also some bollywood films she recommended

Jodha Akbar (and the song Khwaja mere Khwaja )
Lagaan
Guru
Kuch kuch Hota hai
Taal
Devdas (and the hit song dhola re)
Asoka
Paheli
Water (song: piya Ho)




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