Rising to fame and made a household name through singing in the film “Naam,” Pankaj Udhas has enjoyed worldwide success over the past 30 years. On Saturday, May 5, he’ll take his talents to the Park Theatre in Cranston, R.I. for a live Ghazal concert: “Moments with Pankaj Udhas.” The performance will be his only appearance in New England.
Widely credited within the Indian music industry as bringing the Ghazal style to the realm of popular music, Udhas’ “Chitthi Aayee Ha” became an instant hit thanks to its role in the Indian blockbuster “Naam.” Along with his involvement as a playback singer in movies, Pankaj has released more than 50 albums and hundreds of compilations.
He has been recognized with the K.L. Saigal Award as Best Ghazal Singer of the Year, the Special Achievement Bollywood Music Award in New York for popularizing Ghazal across the globe, an MTV Immies Award for “In Search of Meer,” and more.
“For years, Pankaj Udhas has been an incredible ambassador for the Ghazal style of music and Indian culture as a whole,” said Piyush Patel, owner of the Park Theatre. “Having the opportunity to bring him to the Park Theatre, and Rhode Island, is something we wanted to take advantage of as we look to continue as a multicultural venue that celebrates diversity.”
The performance of “Moments with Pankaj Udhas” is scheduled for 8:00 pm on May 5. For ticketing information, visit www.ParkTheatreRI.com or call (401) 467-7275.