“Today, I am presenting to you a very talented artiste. Her name is Reewa Rathod. She plays the piano beautifully, sings in multiple languages, also, she composes music as well. She has all the right talent for music. I hope that you all will like her and also compliment to her zeal. Reewa, I give you my blessing and I hope you are successful.” Words from the legendary Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar presenting Reewa, daughter of the ace classical musical duo – Roop Kumar Rathod and Sunali Rathod, reverberated her voice in an audio-visual at Deenanath Mangeshkar Natyagraha.
After the legendary lyricist Gulzar penned the lyrics to her first single, Maula (One Above), Reewa is back with her new music video and single. Saanwal, a Saraiki traditional folk song is craftily blended with verses in Spanish, the music for which is produced by Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain and Michael Mennart. The chief guests of the exclusive musical evening, Padma Shri Hridaynath Mangeshkar and the First Lady of Maharashtra Amruta Fadnavis, launched the music video and the single in presence of Juhi Chawla, musical geniuses Usha Mangeshkar, Hariharan, Suresh Wadkar, Jatin Pandit, Shravan Rathod, Ismail Darbar, Adinath Mangeshkar, Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and many other dignitaries.
With Dhrupad exponent Late Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod as her grandfather, Roop Kumar Rathod – Sunali Rathod as parents, and singer Vinod Rathod and music director Shravan Rathod (of Nadeem-Shravan) as uncles, music flows through the Rathod family veins!
Said Hridaynath Mangeshkar who is her Guru, “I have taught Sunali and I have heard Roop, but Reewa has embedded the qualities of the two so beautifully. And she sings with grace and divinity. I am proud of her.”
In the current concert presented by Lata Mangeshkar, Reewa presented a bouquet of songs. Her music launch featured performances including Piano recitals, Thumri, Tappa, Marathi Bhavgeet, Carnatic, old film classics, English Pop, Punjabi music among others. That is not all, the budding pianist-vocalist-composer Reewa also enchanted the audience with her own compositions.
Proud parents Roop Kumar Rathod and Sunali Rathod averred “We feel blessed knowing that our little angel Reewa is being presented by the living legend Lata didi, music produced by Ustad Zakir Hussain and Michael Mennart and her work being launched by Baba (Hridaynath Mangeshkar), Waheeda ji and the First Lady of Maharashtra, Amruta Fadnavis.”
Said Reewa, “It is indeed a blessing to be launched by legends. I feel truly ecstatic.”