Fondly referred to as Ashaji, Asha Bhosle is one of the distinguished voices and icon of the Indian music fraternity. The vivacious songstress has 13,000 songs cutting across various genres amassed in her musical repertoire. Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her astounding versatility, Bhosle's musical work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian Classical music, folk and qawalis.
She will present her farewell concert in the Durban ICC Arena on October 1.
Born in 1933, Bhosle is part of the famed Mangeshkar family and counts singer Lata Mangeshkar and composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar among her siblings. Bhosle, 82, has been a celebrated part of the Bollywood music scene for seven decades. She has sung songs for over 1,000 Bollywood film scores. She also acted in the Hindi feature film Mai at the age of 79.
During her illustrious career, Bhosle has collaborated with artists across the world from Boy George, to Michael Stipe, to Australian cricketer, Brett Lee. The track, You're the One For Me, is an original love song penned by the fast bowler himself.
The World Records Academy - an international organization which certifies world records recognized her as the "Most Recorded Artist" in the world in September 2009. Bhosle’s sparkle and depth has earned her several prestigious awards and titles, besides a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Recorded Artist.
Bhosle will be performing her Farewell Tour in a series of live concerts around the world for the last time this year. This will be her first visit to South Africa with Durban set to welcome her on her last live concert of her singing career. Her fans can expect nothing less than a remarkable evening filled with the myriad flavours of music through her long and lustrous career.
Asha Bhosle appears Live in Concert at the Durban ICC Arena on October 1 at 19h00. Booking is at Computicket.