10th of October, 2020 | 8PM - IST
'Kaagaz Ki Kashti' is our dedication to Jagjit Singh Saab, remembering him and his persona. The show will be live for our friends on the 10th of October, 2020, on YouTube and FaceBook.
Find the links below, please.
Watch the film on Amazon, to understand why I cried during it. It is also a 9.2 on IMDB. :)
The story behind 'Kaagaz Ki Kashti- The Show'
My friend Brahmanand S Siingh is not just a man with a heart of gold , but also a very able film maker. His documentary film on Jagjit Singh Saab , also called Kaagaz Ki Kashti , is probably the best tribute anyone can ever make to the legend. I saw it a few years ago on Amazon , after a few drinks, and cried through the entire last 30 minutes. After the film ended, still slightly inebriated, I wrote to Brahmanand , promising him half my estates. (He never claimed them, and he would have anyway got only debts). 😉
For many years now, we have spoken about doing something in Jagjit Singh Saab's memory. This seemed to be a great time to start.
I used to sing in a band in 1991-92 called 'Melodica' in Dehradun, and some of the musicians we then grew up with are still friends. I naturally reached out to them and asked if a show dedicated to JS Saab would be of interest to them. They all jumped at the idea, and the rest as they say is H.
I do not sing well anymore, and honestly do not care much about the performance. What mattered is the fun we had conceptualising, getting together, practicing, arguing, bargaining, and finally putting this show together. Some of us were playing together after 29 years. :) The final product you shall see, is what we sand and put together ; a small playlist suggested by friends on social media, as also some clips from 'Kaagaz Ki Kashti' the film.
Hope you like the effort. :)
Do write to me if you have comments , and let me know what you feel about the show : Jagjit.Singh.Lives@WordOfM.in