Sukhwinder Singh is an internationally acclaimed singer, composer, actor and lyricist, famous for singing “Jai Ho”, “Chaiyya Chaiyya” and many more. Some of his notable achievements include an Academy Award for Best Song, a Filmfare Awards for Best Playback Singer and a National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. With a singing career that spans 34 years, he has lent his voice to many an actor, including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar to mention a few.
Manmeet Singh and Harmeet Singh, known collectively as the Meet Brothers, have already left their mark on the Bollywood music scene. A series of hit songs like Baby Doll, Chittiyan Kaliyaan and High Heels has cemented their popularity. At Paddy Fields 2019, this duo will be paying tribute to the Indian singer-songwriter Surinder Kaur – often referred to as the “Nightingale of Punjab”.
With a uniquely intense, spiritual style and a deep connection with the words of Sufi mystic Amir Khusro, Munnawar Masoom captivates with his powerful singing. He breathes life into the traditions of Qawwali, and is best known for his song Husne Muhabbat Ka Ada. Munnawar has a deep love for Qawwali, and it’s no surprise he’ll be paying tribute to popular Qawwals at Paddy Fields 2019.
Osman Mir is an Indian playback singer known for his emphatic renditions of Ghazals, Bhajans, Indian classical and folk music alike. He’s provided his voice to many a song in Dhollywood – the Gujarati film industry, and has been working on Bollywood projects since 2013. At Paddy Fields, Osman Mir will be paying tribute to Gujarati spiritual music.
She might be young, but Pooja Gaitonde oozes talent whether she’s tackling soulful ghazals, complex raagas or even fun jingles! She also dabbles in classical fusion, with unique combinations like Sufi Jazz. Music is a calling for Pooja, and she loves experimenting and exploring new genres. Pooja is set to light up the Paddy Fields stage with her tribute to the popular Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib.
PURBAYAN CHATTERJEE & THE TANUSREE SHANKAR DANCE TROUPE
Purbayan’s incredible talent playing the sitar won him a President’s Award at the young age of 15, and today, he is best known for bringing together Indian classical music and world music genres through his work. Purbayan is a multifaceted musician. Along with North Indian raagas, he also performs with musicians from the South Indian musical traditions and participates in various fusion projects. Accompanied by the Tanusree Shankar Dance Troupe, Purbayan will be paying tribute to Anand Shankar- a singer, musician and composer best known for his blend of Western and Eastern musical styles.
A prolific music producer, composer, singer and Indian classical keyboardist, Abhijit Pohankar is a rising star in the world of new-age Indian music. He came into the limelight with the success of his fusion/new-age music album Piya Bavari in 2002. His music has exotic elements of traditional Indian music fused with world music sounds. At Paddy Fields, Abhijit will be paying tribute to legendary Marathi poets and saints like Sant Tukaram, Sant Ghyaneshwar and Sant Eknath.