Friday, October 06, 2006
Popular singer Roop Kumar Rathod who specializes in the ghazal genre makes his radio debut as the host of a classic new show on Radio City 91 FM, Mumbai - 'Shaam-E-Ghazal'' - an interesting blend of unplugged ghazals, mushairas and 'live on-air' performance by the expert himself.
Apart from playing famous ghazals, the show would also look at reviving ghazal listening and giving a new dimension to it. Listeners would also be able to hear the maestro cite examples of shayaris & ghazals and explain the nuances, meanings of relevant words and difficult phrases in his shayarana style.
Roop Kumar Rathod puts it, "For the first time in the history of FM radio, a show is completely dedicated to ghazals. I am happy that finally somebody has taken the lead to give this genre the much needed recognition. The concept of the show is unique and exciting. I am thrilled!"