Assamese wonder kid releases debut Hindi offering
Records of sorts was created earlier this month when a young girl from Assam, all of six years, had her latest album, and the first in Hindi, released by one of the most respected record labels of the country. The singer, probably the youngest in the music arena of the country, had released her first solo video album when she was just three years old under the Sa Re Ga Ma HMV label – a record in the music conglomerate’s 106-year old chequered existence. I am talking about our very own “wonder kid’ Aasthajitnanda Bordoloi who is crooning her way to peoples’ hearts and whose second offering, Aa gaya savera, was released in Mumbai recently.
Aa gaya savera is a hindi music album based on various themes and concepts like world peace, the modern day hectic lifestyle of the people, innocent dreams of children, and the like. Featuring a few well-known and much respected names of the Hindi music industry, the album also contains a translation of one of Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha’s most popular songs of hope and dreams.
While Aasthajita has lent her voice in all the songs of the album, the music is by Alaap Dudul Saikia. Saikia, incidentally, has also composed most of the songs in the album. Noted lyricist Sameer is behind the soulful wordings of the songs in the album and Navin Batra is the video director. The album was released by Anandji of the legendary Kalyan-Anand duo of the Indian music industry and lyricist Sameer in Mumbai.
Like the young singer, the entire album has a peppy and exuberant undertone to it. Most of the songs are celebratory in nature and reflect the innocence of childhood. Rags Karo Rags Karo, which has been composed by Nand Banerjee, is a case in point. Talking about the album, Dudul Saikia revealed that one of the highlights of the album would be the song, Jeevan Ke Aakash Mein, which is a translation of the Assamese original Mur Jeevonor Akaaxote. The song of hopes and dreams had been written and composed by Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha way back in 1937. “We are trying to introduce our Kalaguru’s song for the first time in the Hindi music world through this song,” said Dudul.
Talking about the singer and the released album, Anandji said, “She is a child of nature. A gift of Goddess Saraswati.” Words like these from one of the most respected names in the Indian music world is an achievement in itself for young Aasthajita, feels her proud father. The six-year old had last year bagged the National Child Award awarded by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for her exceptional achievements. Her second album, Ganor probahot Aasthajita, was released on December 7, 2008.
Posted on July 25, 2010, in Concerts/ Reviews, Musicians/ Bands and tagged aa gaya savera, aasthajitananda bordoloi, Aiyushman Dutta, alaap dudul saikia, hmv, kalaguru bishnu prasad rabha, kalyan-anand, navin batra, sameer, venus. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.