Thursday, 28 May 2020

Rahat Fateh Ali becomes first Asian singer to receive Wembley Arena Award

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistani famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has become first Asian singer to have received Wembley Arena Award.

According to details, the singer was honored with the award during his concert in United Kingdom.

The concert was attended by people belonging to different countries including Pakistan and India.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan recently sat down for a chat with BBC Asian Network’s Haroon Rashid and talked about many things, including his sell-out UK tour and Coke Studio, the quality of which, he feels, has dwindled over the years.

Rahat admitted he wasn’t fit to perform Junoon’s Sayonee back in 2017 but was given the song regardless. Needless to say, it was criticized heavily for ruining the original.

Talking about his recent remakes of classics like Mere Rashke Qamar and Nit Khair Manga, and the criticism that they received, Rahat clarified that it shouldn’t matter because these are ghazals, not traditional songs, and it’s imperative to understand them. “We have to understand the words. What is rashke qamar? Some people think of it as kamar, as in waist. No, it means moon, and Nit Khair Manga is just a love song.”

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