August 2009 archive

MJ, this one’s for you – Team Sonu Niigaam (A tribute to Michael Jackson on his 51st Birthday)

 

About 2 months back, Smitha Passanha informed me about a tribute that Sonu Niigaam was organizing for Michael Jackson and that he was looking for singers to participate in this effort. I sent in one of my MJ covers (Beat It) and ended up being one among the intial 6 chosen singers. I was thrilled to say the least and at the same time extremely humbled.

This project is a true testimonial to the fact that the world is shrinking thanks to the Internet. The vocalists were spread all over the world (Canada/US/UK/India) and each of us recorded our vocals remotely and sent it in. The song and the video was then compiled and mixed by the team.

The whole experience was just mind blowing and definitely the biggest project I have been part of thus far! The whole team did such a great job in every respect!!! Special thanks to Sonu for envisioning this project and more importantly following through on it and coming up with a truly fitting tribute to MJ!!

Official release story was done by Kavita Chhibber and can be found here

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Coverage on Asian Variety Show:

Mere Khuda – Original Composition by Rishi and Vishwa Deepak sung by George and Tara

Tara introduced me to Rishi and his work. Rishi was kind enough to give me the opportunity to sing this composition of his. Even though I was caught up during the time, I knew I had to try and sing this one the very first time I heard the composition. The lyrics are by Vishwa Deepak. Really really glad I got to be a part of this project and I want to thank Rishi, Vishwa and Tara for this opportunity. Do check out Rishi’s compositions here

Credits:
Composition/Arrangement: Rishi S Balaji
Lyrics: Vishwa Deepak
Vocals: George and Tara
Mix: George

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