Himesh Reshammiya, Udit Narayan and Javed Ali to present an Anthem saluting COVID heroes
Ever since its inception 25 years ago, India’s longest-running non-fiction franchise – Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has leveraged the power of music in uplifting the spirit of the common man and giving him the country’s most definitive platform to showcase his singing talent. It is only befitting, then, that with Sa Re Ga Ma Pa crossing its 25-year milestone in 2020, Zee TV is coming up with an industry first initiative, EkDeshEk Raag, to help humanity rise above the gloom of the pandemic through the power of music. It will start on 23rd May with a 25-hour Music Marathon across the Facebook pages of 11 ZEE channels. The 25-year milestone will then culminate in a grand concert on 24th May in 10 national languages across 19 ZEE channels with the most iconic faces of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing from the confines of their homes. But that's not it!
A special anthem saluting the relentless and unflinching spirit of the front-liners who have put their own lives at risk for the greater good of mankind during the COVID lockdown is also being created as a special act that will be performed at the EkDeshEk Raag initiative. The evocative song will be sung by none other than the musical legends of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Himesh Reshammiya, Udit Narayan and Javed Ali alongside other prominent artistes who have been the faces of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa across ZEE Network channels including Hindi, Bangla, Tamil and other regional clusters. Playback singers including Swetha Mohan and MithunJayaraj from Zee Malayalam, Hema Chandra from Zee Telugu,Srinivas from Zee Tamil and artistes like Rajesh Krishnan from Zee Kannada, JuileeJoglekar and Rohit Raut from Zee Marathi, Manmath Mishra from Zee Sarthak and Tripti Shakya and Rajesh Pandey from Big Ganga will also be an integral part of the specially curated, inspirational anthem titled Hum HongeKamiyaab. Through the song, the artistes will not only pay a tribute to the COVID warriors, but also try and uplift the mood of the audience during the nationwide lockdown and motivate them to stay strong in this fight against the deadly pandemic.
Talking about the track, Himesh Reshammiya mentioned, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has been the most definitive singing reality franchise in India and I am honoured to be performing during the EkDeshEk Raag concert to mark 25 years of this much revered platform. I can’t wait to perform for all the music lovers across India and cheer them up during these testing times. In fact, the team has also come up with a very unique track – Hum HongeKamiyaab to inspire people across the country and salute the COVID heroes working selflessly for the country. To be able to lend my voice to such a soul-stirring track is really a huge privilege for me and I am sure it will go on to touch many hearts. I will be singing it with Javed Ali and Udit ji and I can't wait to see the audience's reaction towards the song.”
Javed Ali added, “At a time when the world is grappling with a seeming insurmountable challenge , I am proud to partner with industry stalwarts like Himesh Reshammiya and Udit ji to present an anthem that acknowledges the efforts of those who have put their lives at risk to beat the pandemic. I am sure the whole country will sing along and salute the heroes through this emotional and inspirational track.”