VIDEO: SHILLONG CHAMBER CHOIR FUSES BOLLYWOOD + JAZZ

 

Baar Baar Dekho” means look and look again. I’d say listen and listen to this song again.

This delightful  track is from Shillong Chamber Choir of India. They do a great job of fusing a 1962 Bollywood or Hindi song with a jazz standard ‘S Wonderful, by Gershwin brothers from the 1927 Broadway musical “Funny Face.”

Bollywood meets Hollywood in this song  you say? For sure, and this goes back a long way as Prof. Greg Booth mentions in this interview I did with him on Bollywood music and the global influence, especially American influence that goes back to the 1940s.

Neil Nongkynrih founded Shillong Chamber Choir choir in 2002. The choir has won a clutch of awards at various competitions and have appeared on “Kaun Banega Crorepati,” or “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” hosted by Amitabh Bachchan,

By the way, does Providence have a plan for how I discover music? Lately it seems like I keep stumbling and tripping over new music from India, especially the Northeast. So happy to have discovered Shillong Chamber Orchestra’s  fantastic melange of music that fuses Bollywood, jazz, blues and a little bit of reggae.

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