The core idea of love, longing and union with the beloved, as espoused in the Sufi songs has an evergreen appeal with people from all of walks life, transcending the man made boundaries of region, religion, caste and creed. Today, besides the traditional repertoire a large number of songs are sung under the Sufi label. These compositions show a marked influence of contemporary idioms and expressions, and are widely popular with the masses.
Rekha Bharadwaj has trained with several stalwarts including Vasant Thakar, Vinay Chandra Mudgal and Amarnath ji of Kirana gharana. Since the past two decades and more, she has sung for numerous films in Hindi and other regional languages. Her songs in Delhi 6, 7 Khoon Maaf and Ishqiya have won her two Filmfare awards and a National award.
Rekha Bharadwaj’s presentation will include a bouquet of sufiana compositions from traditional repertoire and also songs based in Bollywood.