Abhay Sopori composes music for International ABU Festival

Abhay Sopori composes music for International ABU Festival

KD NEWS SERVICE

SRINAGAR, Nov 30: Music Maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori has composed the Title music for the prestigious International ABU TV Song Festival 2022.

India was selected as the host country this year and represented by the National Network Doordarshan at the festival. A grand function was held at Sri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi organized by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union witnessed by delegations from over 50 countries. Sopori composed the Title Song and additionally two montage films on Delhi as the host State and India as the host country.

Sopori said that he felt honoured for being invited as the composer for the prestigious festival.

ABU TV Song Festival is an Annual gala, which showcases music by artists across Asia. Participating countries are invited to submit a song, which they perform in front of a live audience.

The selected countries presented some of their best artists this year featuring Le Thi minh Ngoc (Vietnam, Sedat Anar (Turkey), Kang Daniel (Korea), Madi Syzdikov (Kazakhstan), Sniti Mishra (India), Morisaki Win (Japan), Atajanov Ahmet Torayevich (Turkmenistan), Putri Ayu Silaen (Indonesia) and Shammoon Mohamed (Maldives).

Abhay has more than 50 notable releases to his credit and has composed music for a number of documentaries, telefilms, short films, serials and also national and international award winning films including ‘Mahatma’, a film by Government of India on Mahatma Gandhi, presented at the United Nations marking the first International Non-violence Day in 2007.

His music in the Bollywood film ‘Shikara’ and Web series ‘Tanaav’ have been lauded for bringing authentic sounds of Kashmir in commercial cinema & OTT Platforms. Son of the great music legend, Santoor Virtuoso & Music Composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori, hailed as the Saint of Santoor and the King of Strings, Abhay has been honoured with various awards for his contribution including the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal, Gandhi Global Peace Award by United Nations accredited GGF, Top Grade Artist by All India Radio, Atal Shikhar Samman presented at the Parliament of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan National Media Award, J&K Government Award, Bharat Shiromani Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi’s first Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar amongst others.

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