Global Indians: Royal Albert Hall of London resonates with classic melodies of Lata Mangeshkar


Prom 18 included heart-touching renditions of Lata Di including ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’ and ‘Aaega Aane Wala’

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Almost after five decades since India’s music legend Lata Mangeshkar performed at a rare live concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, many of her most loved and popular songs filled in the air at the iconic venue yet again for a special tribute and a momentous concert.

‘Lata Mangeshkar: Bollywood Legend’ was conceptualized as part of the BBC’s annual summer season of orchestral music known as the Proms, these are generally devoted to Western classical music but some recent attempts have been made at widening its appeal, especially to the Indian diaspora.

The last Friday night was made special as Prom 18 pulled out and played many of her live renditions held at the Royal Albert Hall, way back in March 1974. This included her iconic songs like ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo’ and ‘Aaega Aane Wala’ from the 1949 film ‘Mahal’, in symphony with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).

Palak Muchhal, a famous Indian singer sang a string of melodies and said “This is an extremely special moment for me, to be paying tribute to such a legend of Indian music, adored the world over.”

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