Monday, 23 January 2012

BBC Asian Network Gold on Red Button

The Asian Network has trawled through the BBC archives and put together a programme of performances from singing legends to watch on the Red Button. Highlights taken from four decades include a hilarious Jagjit Singh - Chitra duet, a performance from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Gurdas Maan singing Challa. As well as the singing, the show offers a glimpse into the fashions of the day. My favourite performance was of Apna Sangeet singing Soho Road Utte wearing what looked like giant Quality Street sweet wrappers. All these were originally show one of the BBC's Asian television shows such as Nai Zindagi, Naya Jeevan and Network East.

The show is available to watch until Sunday. For full details of how to watch it and when, visit the BBC Asian Network.

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