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Sufi artiste Hans Raj Hans | Coastweek

New Delhi INDIA -- He is so handsome that women swoon over him. He sings so intensely that men and women go into a daze. He is Hans Raj Hans who has morphed from a pop singer to a Sufi artiste. No more titillating Punjabi ditties, now its smooth Sufi with a heavy dose of classical input. Over the weekend he performed for an NGO that trains needy youngsters with skills and gets jobs for them, Yuva Bharat Rachnatmak Vahini.

 

Super talented Hans Raj Hans is enthralling, indeed intoxicating!

NEW DELHI -- He is so handsome that women swoon over him ... He sings so intensely that men and women go into a daze, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan Kulive Kulove Kulaugh.

He is Hans Raj Hans who has morphed from a pop singer to a Sufi artiste.

No more titillating Punjabi ditties, now its smooth Sufi with a heavy dose of classical input.

The cocktail is deliriously intoxicating.

On Saturday, 2 May, he performed for an NGO that trains needy youngsters with skills and gets jobs for them, Yuva Bharat Rachnatmak Vahini.
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A noble cause indeed.

Hans enthralled a diverse audience: the stiff upper lip, high society crowd and the restless, impatient teenagers.

He burst upon the stage in a black velvet robe, a bright red shawl and a huge necklace, rings and bracelets.

He flashed his smile and sent many into a swoon.

What is so endearing to him is his permanent smile, his evocative gestures, his elegant gestures, his expressions.

He does not merely sing, he acts the songs.

 

Hans Raj Hans | Coastweek

New Delhi INDIA -- Hans Raj Hans performing for an NGO that trains needy youngsters, Yuva Bharat Rachnatmak Vahini.

 

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In fact, he is a great performer. And he has a superb team of musicians, the flute player, the mandolin artiste, the table master, the backup singers, indeed, all the nine-man backup enhance his performance.

True to his current form, he started with soulful Sufi ‘kalams’, including the one devoted to Hazarat Nizamuddin and Amir Khusro, Bulle Shah plus many others.

His brief introductions pointed out the spiritual aspects of the ‘kalams’ and the aficionados of Sufi music – and there were plenty in the audience -swayed their heads as he sang the lyrics.

So intense was he with his music that he closed his eyes and went into meditative devotion - the real Sufi music and devotion.

He was not there.

Almost half way, he paid a glowing tribute to the emperor of Sufi music, the late Nusrat Fateali Khan and recalled how he was invited by the maestro himself to sing with him in his first movie song for ‘Kacche Dhagge’ and then presented this old time favourite.

Not forgetting the teenagers, he said he knew they were getting restless to listen to his couplets and other hits like "Dil Tote Tote Ho Gaye’ from the movie ‘Bicchu’
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Now the teens were rocking with him! And boy, he enthralled them.

The grand finale had to be ‘Maast Kalandar’ and he brought such emotion, such energy and such music that time stood still.

As he closed his eyes and went into a trance, it was enthralling, indeed intoxicating. What a sublime experience!

 
 

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