Sydney enjoys euphoric sufi evening with Satinder Sartaaj

By Manju Mittal

Sydneysiders were left spellbound at Satinder Sartaaj’s intensely powerful and energetic performance with Sufi music on April 27, 2019. Presented by SEEG Production, Satinder’s power-packed performance filled the ambience of the Australia’s icon, Sydney Opera House with divine energy. The concert hall was jam packed with diehard fans of Satinder Sartaaj, making the evening a memorable experience of a lifetime.  

Satinder Sartaj: ‘Main Sydney Opera House vich elaan kita e ke tohade piar to main dil kurbaan kita e’

Satinder Sartaaj needs no introduction to his fans world wide. Satinder is an internationally known Sufi singer and poet who played the character of Maharaja ”˜Duleep Sinh ji’ in the 2017 film ”˜The Black Prince’. He is an incredible composer and an electrifying vocalist.  Satinder’s voice has moved audiences everywhere and he has won a place in most hearts. Despite the trend of rock music, his songs have kept the spirit of Sufism alive in the Punjabi Music Industry.

Emcees of the evening charming Abbey Singh and Manpreet Sekhon welcomed the audience and the musicians. Satinder’s appearance on the stage was no less than a Sartaaj, dressed in a royal blue and gold sherwani with blue turban. Satinder was received by the audience with standing ovation when he sang hits from his various Punjabi albums which rocked the crowd and the audience was utterly hooked.

”˜Pawan ishqe de ambari udarean Sanu piar dian charrean khumarian’
”˜Khushi di bhaal vich kithon tak jaoge Tajurba akhda ke phir pachtaoge’

”˜Satinder Sartaaj was undoubtedly at his best.  He enthused so much passion in his voice as he sang the famous devotional song ”˜Sai’ from his album. He continued on a high with his hit numbers ”˜Tere kurban’, ”˜Cheerey wala Sartaj’, ”˜Tere vaste’, ”˜Maula ji’, ”˜Ibaadat’,’Nikki jehi kudi’, ”˜Sajjan raazi’ and many more. Thousands of hands were up in the air with people in the crowd swaying with the rhythm, completely mesmerised.

Watching Satinder’s fingers playing effortlessly on his dafli, harmonium and chimta was just amazing. With each song number he played the dafli and other instruments and managed to engage the audience. As if they were connected to the singer and his voice by some invisible chord. Satinder’s team of skilled musicians, who accompanied him, created a superb sound ensemble from live orchestra, amazing lighting effects with a giant screen on the stage projecting their close ups. It was insurmountable when he sang few lines of ghazal ”˜Aaj jane ki zid na karo’ with an exquisite mixture of classical music. Of course no one was in a mood to leave the hall as yet.

Satinder acknowledged the love his fans adorn him with, the very reason he continues to perform for their sake. Satinder promised to fulfil their requests as they screamed their favourites from all corners of Sydney’s Opera House hall, he assured, ”˜Tuadi farmaish zarur puri hoegi’. The evening ended with Punjabi song ”˜Yama’ that got the audience on their feet to dance, some even whistling along.

It was truly an euphoric evening of intoxicating music that some of us were fortunate enough to not only listen, witness and take it home, a memory that will stay with us forever.

Pics. Courtesy Balz iclick 

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