The Sonu Nigam Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2010
We've reached the end of quarter 2, 2010; so its newsletter time folks. Hope all
of you are doing well. We had a very busy, eventful and successful quarter as
always. Let me quickly run you through the significant events during the last 3
months and also share some hot news with you, in this edition of our
Sonuji will be one of the judges in Chotte Ustad, the singing reality show for
kids on Star Plus, along with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The show will kick start in
July 2010, so you’ll see a lot of him on TV during the next quarter!!
This Is It
Coming soon, a glorious tribute from Sonuji, to the King of Pop, Late Michael
Jackson , with his brother Jermaine Jackson. The song has already been
recorded, mixed and mastered. A music video will be shot for the same and
released worldwide soon.
Once More Michael
On Michael Jackson’s 1st death Anniversary on 25th June 2010, Sonuji paid a
glorious tribute to him on Big 92.7 FM. He was live in the studio all day,
talking about MJ, his work, his life and also singing some unplugged versions
of MJ’s songs.
With Bickram Ghosh
Veecon has launched a mega project with two big names from the world of
music: Sonuji and percussionist Bickram Ghosh, to create a world music project
which boasts of some of the biggest international names as guest artists. While
Sonuji is composing melodies, Bickram Ghosh will weave in world music
sounds and rhythms to create their own aural tapestry!!
Ace Open University
Ace Open University is a New jersey based virtual music school , launched on
15th May 2010. Sonuji has been signed by Ace to teach voice development,
professional singing and performance to its students. He attended the launch via
video phone and said that Ace has a pivotal role in ensuring that music
education is not limited by boundaries.
Releases This Quarter
Ye Hai Mumbai & Remix - Apartment
Dhan Dhan Dharti Reprise (Call Of The Soil) - Raajneeti
Tum Chain Ho - Milenge Milenge
Jagadellu Kanisada Jothe Naave, Lola Lola - Antharatma
Gaaliye Nodu Baa, Bhoomi Sutthodu - Sanchari
Maneyanu Kattiona - Nooru Janmaku
Mella Mella Ee Preethi - Nanjangud Nanjunda
Putta Putta, Kannaliddare Kanasu, Mundoduva Dinavo Idu - Naanu Nanna Kanasu
Aaruyire – Madharasapattinam
Rama, Du Chokher - Amanush
Whilst practicing, go to the lowest possible note in your real voice, I repeat,
real, and not cultivated or artificial voice. Pay attention to your volume at that
Now maintaining the same level, start going up, in a moderate speed. Not too
fast, slow would still work. Watch how many notes you can cross in one breath,
maintaining the same volume as the lowest one. Its interesting to see how your
voice will change, how your vocal chords will re-adjust as you go higher. Go as
high as possible without straining your voice, making it shriller as you go up,(
you can take a fresh breath from wherever you lost it) and then note down that
highest note. Now come down in the same speed, back to the starting note.
Note that you take a very deep breath every time you inhale, maintain the same
volume, do not strain your voice, sing easy, in sur or right pitch, and with every
effort, gradually try touching a note higher and lower. If you do this right, you
should soon be able to see a drastic increase in your range and breath.
Rest, in a personal work shop or through Ace Open University :)
Love and More power to genuine music
Tours and Concerts
Sonuji performed across the globe this quarter, and enthralled the audiences
with his energy and prowess. Some of the most memorable shows were the ones
in Melbourne, Phuket, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore and Hyderabad.
Old is Gold
A big surprise for you all. Sharing a priceless video with you.
Sonuji singing on stage 25 years ago!! This was one of the last shows he did as
Master Sonu, as he took a temporary hiatus due to his changing voice, and
restarted in 1987 again, as Sonu Nigam!
Thanks to Mr.Vinayak for uploading the video and to Anubhav for sharing it
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So till the next quarter, its me, Shyama, signing off. Love and light!
(Web Admin – Team Sonu Nigam)