The first Bollywood extravaganza of the year – Adnan Sami – Live in concert this March.
After four years, the maestro, Adnan Sami, is returning to South Africa for a much-anticipated concert. Labelled as being one of the fastest keyboard players in the world, the internationally renowned singer, musician, music composer and actor will return to the stage for an unforgettable evening at the Durban ICC on 25th of March and Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on 26th of March, 2017.
Tickets for the show open at Computicket on Monday, 30th January. Audiences are in for a treat once again as he performs a collection of his Bollywood blockbusters including Kabhi To Nazar Milao, Bhardo Jholi Meri and Lift Karaa De.
Apart from being the first person in musical history to play Indian classical music on the piano in a style he pioneered and created through the Santoor (a unique Indian instrument), he can also play over 35 musical instruments including the guitar, accordian, saxophone, sitar and violin.
Having been born and grown up in the UK, he has successfully merged Asian and Western music styles and instruments. While he does have a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Political Science and an LLB, his passion for music was his inevitable calling. He started playing the piano at the age of five and composed his first piece of music when he was nine years old. He rose to fame during the 90’s with several hit albums and has also lent his vocals to many mainstream Bollywood films.
Over his career of 32 years, he has won many international awards including the Nigar Award, Bolan Academy Award and Graduate Award, as well as having his achievements acknowledged by the premier music channel, MTV who awarded him Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2003. He was also the youngest recipient of the Naushad Music Award for Excellence in Music.
In 2001, Adnan received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
His first single was released in 1986 with an English smash hit in the Middle East which went straight to the #1 position in its first week. He was sixteen at the time and had written and recorded a song for the United Nations and UNICEF called Run For His Life. This was followed by countless other hit singles and albums over the years. Shortly after becoming a sensation, he was invited by a filmmaker to write music for an upcoming film. This opened the doors for him to compose and sing for Hindi films and which led to him getting acting offers at the same time. His work has associated him with the greatest names from the Indian Film and Music industry.
After taking a sabbatical and having undergone a full transformation by losing over 160kg, Adnan made a comeback in April 2007 with the smash hit album, Kisi In.
As a classical concert pianist, Adnan has performed before royalty such as the King of Sweden and King Hussein of Jordan and many important Heads of States.
Witness the extraordinary musical performance of Adnan Sami on 25th March at the Durban ICC and 26th March at the Centre Court, Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Tickets from R280 per person. Bookings open on Monday, 30 January at Computicket online and outlet stores.