Satinder Sartaaj‘s new album blends modern aesthetics with nearly extinct Urdu language
Renowned actor and lyricist Javed Akhtar and actor Shabana Azmi recently released “Shayrana Sartaaj,” an album of Urdu poetry by Sufi Satinder Sartaaj. The album, which was launched on Friday, March 10th, at Mumbai’s Sun n Sand Hotel, highlights the cultural and historical significance of Punjab and requires knowledge of Persian and Urdu language to consult direct sources.
Sartaaj, who previously sang “Zafarnama” in Persian, continues to push boundaries in his artistic endeavors. This album of poetry in nearly extinct Urdu language from Punjab not only represents a work of art but also pioneers a new approach by presenting poetry as a song. The careful selection of locations, including the Taj Mahal, Ghalib’s Haveli, and Dubai, complement the lyrics of the poem and blend modern aesthetics.
Sartaaj prioritizes projects that offer direction and value to society, and this album is no exception. Ramesh Talwar, Raju Singh, Lalit Pandit, Irshad Kamil, and students from Khalsa College were also present to support Dr. Sartaaj’s latest creative work.
Satindar Sartaaj shared a video from Mumbai. Watch here: https://twitter.com/SufiSartaaj/status/1634326664854503424
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