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Hariharan (Ghazal)

Sydney Date/Time: 5pm, Sunday 20 August 2006
Sydney Venue: Greenhalgh, UTS Kuringai Campus, Lindfield
Melbourne Date/Time: 5pm, Sunday 27 August 2006
Melbourne Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, Collins St, Melbourne

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In CHARINDAA's FIMA 2006, Hariharan also presents a solo-concert in the semi-classical (Ghazal) idiom. Hariharan is a versatile artiste, having sung popular numbers in Indian films and also through his fusion band, ‘Colonial Cousins’. He has also released several semi-classical Ghazal albums and is a renowned singer of this brand of soulful music. Hariharan has trained in both Carnatic (South Indian) classical and Hindustani (North Indian) classical music.

Ghazal-s are a unique and popular genre of semi-classical music which involves music set to poetry. The compositions are typically based on raga-s and most of the themes are around unrequited love.
Hariharan sings film songs in the Hindi and Tamil languages and has made his mark as a renowned singer of Ghazal-s.

Hariharan’s musical talent was inherited from his parents - South Indian classical (Carnatic) music vocalists, Alamelu and the late H. A. S. Mani. He started learning the Carnatic style of classical Indian music from his mother at an early age. Though his parents were both exponents of the Carnatic style of classical Indian music, they encouraged young Hariharan to listen to Hindustani (North Indian) style of music as well. Hariharan, inspired by the songs of Mehdi Hassan, soon developed a passion for ghazal-s and started training in Hindustani music from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. His commitment to mastering this style of music saw him practice for up to nine hours a day and also saw him take up special diction lessons in order to master the Urdu language. An accomplished and committed ghazal singer, he has released a number of albums, has won numerous awards and gained a large fan-following in this genre of music. He won the DIVA award 1994 for his ghazal album ‘Gulfam’ for which he penned the lyrics himself.
In FIMA 2006, Hariharan also performs as part of Colonial Cousins.
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