English: Bappi Lahiri at Will to Live Music Launch. Photo: FilmiTadka. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kolkata, June 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Few Indian singer-composers can rival the immense respect that Bappi Lahiri enjoys among listeners around the world. In an exclusive video interview with WBRi, Bappi-da talks about his long and successful musical journey, his forays into the disco genre, his views on the current musical trends, and much, much more with Senior American Bengali journalist Devasish Ray.
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Bappi Lahiri, who is on the verge of completing 40 years as a composer, reels off the names of some of his latest blockbusters to set the tone for the discussion. Apart from the cult hit Ooh La La, Bappi-da also mentions Le Halua Le and Bikram Singha as two of his most successful recent albums. The music maestro also plays down the controversies that surrounded the Jhinka Chika-track from Bikram Singha.
Bappi-da is currently a jury member for the Grammy. In this context, he names World Peace Love & Harmony (2010) and Jai Ganesha (2011) as two of his albums that had been sent to the Grammy. More recently, Bappi Lahiri’s latest offering, Walking On The Love Street, has been making waves in the international music circuits and has also been listed as the top album in the jazz section at a countdown in Washington.