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, singer and composer Padmanav Bordoloi said, “Ever since I began singing, I have continuously been flooded with requests from my fans to compose a Bihu xuriya album. So this album is a dedication to all those people who have maintained their trust on me and supported me all through the journey.”
Dihing Disang Dimoru is Padmanav Bordoloi’s first folk fusion audio visual album which consist of six audio songs with four of them already been shot into videos. The title track Dihing Disang Dimoru is a melodious beautifully picturised Bihu xuriya song. Dihing Disang Dimoru is Padmanav Bordoloi’s first Bihu xuriya composition and has already won accolades from music lovers and has become one of the most popular Bihu xuriya songs of 2016.
The second song Fule Monumuha is a catchy Bihu xuriya song penned by Bihu Samrat Biman Baruah. Regarding this composition Biman Baruah, who was present at the press meet today, said “When Padmanav requested me to compose a song for his album; I took a couple of days to work on it. I wanted the song to gel beautifully with Padmanav’s voice. When I heard the recorded version of the song, I was beyond delighted since he did complete justice to my composition.”
The third song Rumjhum is a fusion song which has a very different and unique classical fusion flavor which differentiates it from other songs of the album. Composed by Jiten Basumatary, the song had mesmerized 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 brother-sisterly love.
Videos of song Dihing Disang Dimoru, Rumjhum, O Bulu Roi Ja and Bogakoi Dhuniya have already been released and have been appreciated by music lovers throughout Assam. To sum 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.
Film actress Zerifa Wahid, who was one of the chief guests on the occasion, said, “My best wishes to Padmanav for his new album. He is one of the most dedicated and loved singers that Assam has ever produced and is hugely loved throughout the country.”
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 Padmanav Bordoloi 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.