Padmanav Bordoloi releases his first Bihu xuriya album
Noted singer and composer Padmanav Bordoloi of Indian Idol and SaReGaMaPa fame, released his first Bihu xuriya and folk fusion album Dihing Disang Dimoru at the Guwahati Press Club. The album was released by noted actress Zerifa Wahid, veteran musicians Anima Choudhury and JP Das, editor in chief of Prag News Ajit Kumar Bhuyan and Bihu Samrat Biman Baruah.
Speaking to the media during the launch, the singer expressed how he has been flooded with requests from fans to compose a Bihu xuriya album, Dihing Disang Dimoru is his first folk fusion audio visual album and consists of six audio songs with four of them already having videos. The title track Dihing Disang Dimoru is a melodious Bihu xuriya song. The track has already received accolades from music lovers and has become one of the most popular Bihu xuriya songs of 2016.
The second song from the album is Fule Monumuha which was penned by Bihu Samrat Biman Baruah. The third song Rumjhum is a fusion song which has a very different and unique classical fusion which differentiates it from other songs in the album. Composed by Jiten Basumatary, the song had mesmerised quite a number of music lovers.
The fourth song O Bulu Roi Ja is a composition of legendary folk artist Bonkonwar Anandiram Das. The song is a tribute from Padmanav to the great musician. The fifth song Taal Milile is a peppy Assamese modern composition by Diganta Bharati. The sixth song Bogakoi Dhuniya is a beautiful composition by Chandan portraying sibling love. Videos of songs Dihing Disang Dimoru, Rumjhum, O Bulu Roi Ja and Bogakoi Dhuniya have already been released and have been widely appreciated by music lovers throughout Assam. To sum it up, audio visual album Dihing Disang Dimoru is a true and honest musical effort combining Assamese Folk and Classical Fusion in a modern and peppy way with its roots and essence maintained in an authentic manner.
Padmanav, who was the first Assamese to become a finalist in Indian Idol 2007, and later went on to become a finalist in SaReGaMaPa 2013 is a powerhouse of talent; a singer, performer, songwriter, music composer and an anchor, that's how diversely talented he is. Padmanav Bordoloi's first Hindi composition 'Teri Jo Baatein Hain', earned him the nomination for GIMA Award this year. One of the few male singers from Assam to sing in Bollywood films, Padmanav was also awarded the Young Achievers Award in 2008. Trained in Hindustani classical and Western classical music, Padmanav is a perfect blend of fusion voice and music.