Indian singer to be honoured for his mastery over ‘mappila’ songs Dec 11, 2019 0 221 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaKANNUR Shareef, an Indian singer based in Kerala, who is popular for his exuberant renditions of ‘mappila’ songs, will receive the first memorial award named after mappila song legend late Eranholi Moosa. He will be honoured at a concert featuring celebrated south Indian musicians in Doha on Thursday.The annual award has been instituted by a group of long-term expatriate Keralites in Qatar to encourage art and culture under the banner of Friends of Rhythm and Mercy (FORM Qatar).Shareef was picked as the winner by a panel of jury comprising former Indian parliamentarian and mappila song critic TK Hamza, mappila song lyricist OM Karuvarakundu, mappila song researcher and critic Faisal Elattil, singer VT Murali and poet Alamcode Leelakrishnan.The jury hailed Shareef’s contributions to the mappila song genre, which has been popularised by the Muslim community in north Kerala.The jury noted that Shareef has been an active presence in the media and concerts held in India and abroad for the past 25 years. According to them, he is able to handle all Indian music genres with ease and through his renditions has introduced several traditional songs and singers who originally sang them, to the new generation.Shareef has been instrumental in elevating the position of ‘mappilappattu’ in the Malayalam music stream, the jury said, noting that the musician has played a key role in taking the mappilappattu genre closer to people.The concert, Manjanipoonilavu, in which the award will be handed over, will be led by music director M Jayachandran and features singers including Karthik, Shweta Mohan, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan and Vijay Yesudas. The five-hour ticketed show will start at the Al Arabi Volleyball Indoor Court at 7pm, with tickets retailing at QR40, QR60 and QR100.The Manjanipoonilavu event will also honour M Jayachandran, who has completed 25 years in the Malayalam film music industry. Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES Metrolink, Qatar Rail’s feeder bus service, will also see new routes being added soon Dec 11, 2019 0 244 QFSW, UNICEF sign agreement to strengthen common interests Dec 11, 2019 0 342 Qatar renews resolve to use sport to promote dialogue, reconciliation Dec 11, 2019 0 259 MoCI recalls Toyota Avalon 2020 model The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in cooperation with Abdullah Abdulghani& Bros Co, the dealer of Toyota in Qatar, has announced the recall of Toyota Avalon model of 2020 due to faulty Electronic Control Unit .. MoPH in constant touch with int’l regulatory bodies on ‘Metformin’ QNA Doha THE Ministry of Public Health has announced that it is in continuous contact with international regulatory bodies to follow up on developments regarding the safety of pharmaceuticals containing metformin .. QICDRC gains Associate Membership of ICCE Tribune News Network Doha In a momentous step for Qatar’s justice system, the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has achieved Associate Membership of the International Consortium for ..