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Celebrating the Legend of Mohammad Rafi: a tribute to Bollywood’s greatest playback singer, performed by Sonu Niigaam and the world famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

In celebration of Mohammad Rafi, the mesmerising voice that became the sound of Bollywood’s golden era of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s; the internationally renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with charismatic singer Sonu Niigaam, the voice of Indian cinema today - a legend in his own right – to perform 18 of the greatest Rafi songs of all time that have been specially arranged for the occasion for the 75 piece symphony orchestra.

The tour in July 2008 featured three of the UK’s most exclusive live performance venues; the acoustically perfect Symphony Hall Birmingham, Manchester’s legendary rock venue the Apollo Theatre, and the architecturally stunning London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera and London’s biggest stage.
03.08.08 - 'Doing concerts for fame and money is one thing but doing concerts out of love and appreciation is another. I have been singing to packed halls in all the cities. Getting to know that even today there are people, who are interested in this music give me immense pleasure. The concerts were arranged as a mark of respect for the man who I consider my guru...' Read More
Bombay Times

05.08.08 - 'I had never imagined that the crowd would respond the way it did to this kind of symphony music...' Read More
Delhi Times

01.08.08 -
'The voice of Mohd. Rafi has become embedded in Sonu's psyche and he has always regarded him as a surrogate father. It was unimaginable for him not to be part of this remarkable ambitious project.' Read More
Power of Voice
Memories of Rafi captured in a double album…20 evergreen film songs performed by Sonu Niigaam and the multi award winning City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra...booklet includes never seen before images of the maestro..

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