City takes a nostalgic trip back in time with Azad Iqbal

The past, as they say, is a beautiful country. And that was proved more than amply on Sunday evening, when music fans in town were taken on a voyage back into the late 50s and the 60s in a most innovatively and imaginatively planned programme at a hotel.What made the evening all the more memorable was the fact that the star performer of the evening was none other than Azad Iqbal, grandson of the poet-philosopher of the East, Allama Iqbal.He sang songs from another vintage, when music was really music and not the vulgar din it is today. His opening performance was the 1898 Neapolitan song, a trademark of Italy, ‘‘O sole mio’.Among others, it has been sung by Mario Lanza and Luciano Pavarotti. Iqbal’s rendition was a perfect replication of Pavarotti’s tenor. It was amazing to see how he transited from the lowest to the highest note with fluent ease.Later, he sang the famous Elvis Presley hit, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, from the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. It was a beautifully…

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