It’s spring and we are exactly one month away from the highly anticipated and most awaited farewell tour of The Last Empress Asha Bhosle live in concert featuring the talented Javed Ali & a twelve piece band led by Nitin Shankar. The event is proudly brought to you by Epic Entertainment in association with Express Deliveries, Zee TV (TV Partner) & The Rising Sun (Print Partner) in Durban on 1 October 2016 at the Durban ICC Arena and Johannesburg on 2 October 2016 at Gallagher Estate.
Fondly referred to as Ashaji, Asha Bhosle is one of the distinguished voices and icon of the Indian music fraternity. The vivacious songstress has 13,000 songs cutting across various genres amassed in her musical repertoire. Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her astounding versatility, Bhosle’s musical work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian Classical music, folk and qawalis.
Born on 8 September 1933, Bhosle is part of the famed Mangeshkar family and counts singer Lata Mangeshkar and composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar among her siblings. Bhosle, 82, has been a celebrated part of the Bollywood music scene for seven decades. She has sung songs for over 1,000 Bollywood film scores. Her singing hits include Chura Liya Hai tumne Jo Dil Ko, Lekar Hum Diwana Dil, Tanha Tanha, Dil Cheez Kya hai, Dum Maro Dum, O Mera Sona Re amongst thousands others. Besides transgressing the musical terrains as a skilled singer, Bhosle also acted in the Hindi feature film “Mai” at the age of 79.
During her illustrious career, Ashaji has collaborated with artists across the world from Boy George to Michael Stipe, to Australian cricketer, Brett Lee. The track, ‘You’re the One For Me’, is an original love song penned by the fast bowler himself. Bhosle recalls the experience as one of her career highlights.
This will be Asha Bhosle’s first and final visit to South Africa and her fans can expect nothing less than a remarkable evening filled with the myriad flavours of music through her long and illustrious career. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket and VVIP Tickets Hotline: 082 692 1957