The romantic alluring sounds of the saxophone and the beats of the tablas drew in the audience as the legendary Pakistani singer and Bollywood playback artist, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed at Nottingham’s Royal concert Hall.
Following in the footsteps of his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat took to the stage in Nottingham for his one night only performance, as part of his The Voice from Heaven Tour 2013.
Opening his performance with ‘Tu Na Jaane Aas Paas Hai Khuda’, the audience were instantly enchanted with his voice as he sang his hit song from the movie Anjaana Anjaani.
Wearing a traditional white outfit, Rahat sat playing his Harmonium and set the mood by performing a mix of Qawwali’s and his Bollywood songs, as his voice exuded power and passion, capturing the imagination of the audience.
The show, presented by TLC Presentation, included performances of his hit songs ‘Tum Jo Aaye’, ‘O Re Piya’ and ‘Teri Ore’ as the audiences clapped and sang along, as Rahat continued to enchant with his high range of sounds and infusion of music accompanying his voice.
Amongst the packed out audience were British boxer Amir Khan and British music producer Dr Zeus, who attended the concert to show their appreciation for Rahat’s music.
Hailing from a musically influenced family and trained in the art of classical music and Quawalli. Rahat began singing from the early age of three, following formal training from his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Rahat first performed in public at the mere age of nine at the music festival commemorating the death anniversary of his grandfather.
Carrying on the legacy, Rahat continued with the Sufi music and debuted in the Bollywood film industry in 2004 with the movie ‘Paap’ as a playback singer. Since then, Rahat has had continual success with his songs, generating millions of music followers from around the world.
Closing his evening performance, Rahat performed the heartfelt ‘Teri Meri’, as the audience sang along and followed with his hit ‘Teri Mast Mast Do Nain’ from the movie Dabaang, as the audience arose and danced in their seats, creating a vibrant atmosphere to the end of the show.
TLC events organiser Raj Radia talked to Pukaar News saying: “I’m delighted to entertain audiences by bringing Rahat to the East Midlands and after the successful concert last night in Nottingham, we’re looking forward to Leicester tonight and being able to celebrate the 100 years of Bollywood in style, contributing as Leicester has bid for the UK city of culture”.
Carrying the message of love, peace and spiritualism, Rahat continues with his tour around the UK. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be performing in Leicester tonight at the Demontfort Hall, as part of the 100 years of Bollywood centenary celebrations. For more information please visit www.demontforthall.co.uk for more information.