Known as the Nightingale (Koyal) of Punjabi folk music Dr Surinder Kaur is loved by Punjabi music fans globally. The Punjab Sangeet Natak academy and Nightingale Music academy paid rich musical tributes to legendary iconic Punjabi singer on her 90th birth anniversary.
“Every song she sang became an instant hit,” said poet Ninder Ghugianvi of Punjab Arts Council while sharing his association with the legend.
The evening was a walk down memory lane through musical nostalgia. The night included folk music, soul-stirring lyrics of poets such as Baba Bulle Shah, Shah Hussain, Prof Mohan Singh, Shiv Kumar ‘Batalvi’, Amrita Pritam, Babu Singh Mann, Inderjit Hassanpuri. All those poets had their poets sung by Surinder Kaur.
The programme ‘Suran da Sagar’ commenced with a shabad gayan by Dolly Guleria and others before the repertoire of songs immortalised by Surinder Kaur.
The audience sang along to songs like ‘ Bajre da sitta’, ‘Pichhe pichhe aunda meri chaal’, ‘Kale rang da pranda’, ‘Sadke sadke’, ‘Shaunkan mele di’, ‘Jutti kasoori’ and more sung to perfection.