Generations: Ghulam Ali & Asha Bhosle’s latest BIG Offering
Posted on: October 17, 2008
BIG Music added another feather to its cap with the launch of its latest album – Generations. Legends of Indian music – Ghulam Ali and Asha Bhosle come together after nearly two decades with their latest renditions in the soul stirring album ‘Generations’. Composed by Amir Ali, Ghulam Ali’s son, ‘Generations’ is a romantic album with light romantic lyrics. The melodious album was launched by BIG Music and the legendary maestros at The Club, Andheri.
Speaking at the launch, Kulmeet Makkar, CEO, BIG Music & Home Entertainment, said, “It is indeed a great honor for BIG Music to release ‘Generations. It is an album filled with soulful melody and emotions. Ghulam Ali and Asha Bhosle are undoubtedly two of the most renowned and established musicians in the industry and we are proud to bring one of their finest works to the listeners.”
The resplendent Asha Bhosle, spoke of her long musical journey and her association with Ghulam Ali. “I began my career in 1943. Ghulam Ali began his musical journey after mine and his son Aamir is just starting his. There are 3 'generations' in this album. Keeping this in mind, BIG Music aptly titled the album 'Generations', as it denotes Artistes from different times and eras, yet coming together to create what they know best. Soon, the artistes of my 'generation' will take their place in the annals of time. What will remain for future 'generations' is their legacy and dedicated work in musical works like this album. I am happy to be featured on this album and I thank BIG Music for bringing us all together and for keeping melody alive in these dark ages of music. I hope that past, present and future 'generations' appreciate 'Generations’”.
Ghulam Ali too spoke about his favourite artiste, Asha Bhosle, “I wonder how she managed to do so much as an artiste. What Asha Bhosle has achieved in one lifetime is almost like a dream come true for any performer. I have the honour and pleasure of performing with her and always look forward to our musical journey together”.
The 12 track bonanza, Generations’ features some of the most melodious songs heard in the recent past. Lovers of the sarod and the flute will enjoy songs like ‘Socho Mei Gum Kyoon Hoon’ and ‘Shaam Se’ which is a meditative melody that exhibits the class of the two artists rendering an intricate melody. Music videos of melodic songs like ‘Naina Re’, a glittering composition that befits the vocal talents of Asha Bhosle and Ghulam Ali and ‘Dheere Dheere’ which is a geet-numa ghazal were also launched.
Ghulam Ali’s solo ‘Dil Se’, is a well orchestrated ghazal that talks about the pangs of separation. ‘Ek Lamhe’ is a lament about lost love. Dil Bichadnese’, a traditional Ghazal, delving into a somber mood by Asha Bhosle’s is a master class in vocalizing barring no-holds. ‘Tore Bina’, is like a breath of fresh air with a superb rhythm pattern; a flawless act by the veteran diva.
CDs & cassettes will be available on BIG Music at all leading stores. Consumers can download Ring tones & caller tunes across major telecom networks
About BIG Music & Home Entertainment:
Within a short span of its launch, BIG Music & Home Entertainment has taken significant strides towards its objective of emerging as the dominant player in the Indian music, home entertainment & artist management segments.
BIG Music has released music of Hindi films like Rock ON!!, Love Story 2050, 1920, CASH, Dhamaal, Johnny Gaddaar, Dil Dosti Etc and Khoya Khoya Chand. The company has also released home videos of films like CASH, Johnny Gaddaar, Dil Dosti Etc, Khoya Khoya Chand, 2008 blockbuster Welcome, Jodhaa Akbar, Love Story 2050 and will soon be releasing the home video of Rock ON!! And Singh is Kingg.
With an objective of making its mark in the Home Video segment, BIG Music & Home Entertainment has signed a deal with Universal Pictures International & Warner Bros as the exclusive video licensee for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Mauritius. The company also has the exclusive home video distribution rights for Paramount Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and DreamWorks Pictures in India and Sri Lanka. With its robust pan-India distribution network, the company will ensure reach for Universal, Warner and Paramount repertoire, not only in urban markets but also across all mass markets. The company understands the importance of localization and has successfully taken Hollywood content to the common man by localizing content in various regional languages.
In the Non Film arena, BIG Music and Home Entertainment has signed legendary artistes like Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle, Ghulam Ali & Shankar Mahadevan, along with finalists of Star Voice of India & Star Chote Ustaad.
With the objective of promoting new talent, the company has launched a division for Talent Management and Events which will provide a platform to new and existing artists to showcase their talent. This division will offer a one-stop entertainment solution for event management companies, corporate clients and international promoters.
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