As Singapore gets acquainted with the charm of Urdu, thanks to Mughal-e-Azam this weekend, Zafar Anjum's publishing company Kitaab, brings the concept of ‘mehfil’ to the city-state. A platform meant to showcase their talent in the beautiful language.
Explaining the concept of mehfil, Zafar said, “Mehfil means congregation or gathering in Urdu/Hindi. It used to denote an evening of courtly entertainment poetry or concert of music and dance, performed for a small audience in an intimate setting.”
“Mehfil is a one-of-its-kind events in Singapore where people from various fields are given a platform to share their talent, without fear of being judged,” he added.
Urging Singaporeans to get a taste of mehfil, Zafar said, “All are welcome, either to participate in the event to showcase their talent (be it in singing, dancing, poetry, music or reading, etc.) or as member of the audience to enjoy the evening.”
Those who are interested in performing on stage must write in with their ideas/proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week before the event. Mehfil is planned to be a recurring event on a monthly or bimonthly basis.
Each mehfil will have limited slots and slots will be provided on a first-come-first-register basis. Age and language no bar. Content must be within the limits of decency and within the allowed norms and laws of Singapore. The final decision to select a performer for the event rests with the organisers.
Registration is a must, both for participants and members of the audience.
Registration fees include include either a glass of wine or juice.
Date of Mehfil #1: 7 Sep 2018, 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Buzz by Myra's, 320 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247980
Nature of event: Arts & Entertainment
Free or ticketed: Ticketed
Registration details: www.eventnook.com/event/mehfil/register
Organised by: Kitaab International Pte Ltd and Noor Productions, Singapore