Music is often said to unite different cultures, religions, ages and knows no boundary. Over the years people have realized the power of music and experimented across different genres of music. We in India, have had the privilege to witness the times and music of legendary composer RD Burman, also popularly known as Pancham. Many of us are aware how popular songs like chura liya hai tum ne jo dil ko, mehbooba o mehbooba and more were created using props and not just musical instruments to add that touch magic in the composition. Like a comb or a wine glass and a spoon just to name a few.
Songdew and Big FM will pay a tribute to Pancham with a special series - 'Yaadon Mein Pancham'. For this series, we’re inviting musicians from across India to re-create any of their favorite R.D. Burman tracks.
Know the requirement
1. Recreate any of your most liked R. D. Burman track.
2. The track must feature rare instruments which are not in common circulation these days or the ones that are rarely sold at music stores
3. Following is the suggested list of R.D. Burman songs that artists can follow;
a. Mehbooba Mehbooba
b. Bachna ae haseeno
c. Yamma yamma
d. Dum maaro dum
e. Piya tu ab toh aaja
f. Gulabi aankhen
g. O Haseena Zulfon Wali Jaane Jahan
h. Yeh sham Mastani
i. Aaja Aaja mein hun pyaar tera
j. Chingari koi bhadke
As the sound of these rare instruments will create intrigue amongst listeners, Big FM will also release performance videos of each song.
What will you get?
1. Cash Prize of Rs 25000 each to 6 selected versions
2. BIG FM will promote this activity across all the Hindi Speaking Markets + Bangalore and Hyderabad.
3. One video will be created for each selected version.
The activities will initiate on 21st June, World Music Day leading up to Pancham’s birth anniversary, 27th June. Confirm your interest by uploading your video, playing the track live with the instrument.
|Level of Artist||Professional | Anyone|
|Artist Type||Band | Vocalist | Instrumentalist|
|Genre||Acoustic, Alternative, Ambient, Blues_n_RnB, Christian, Others, Country, Electronica, Folk, HipHop, Jazz, Metal|
1. The composition must use an uncommon/rare instrument.
2. The track has to be a recreation of R.D.Burman song.
3. The contest is open to artists/composers/ producers and bands.
4. There is no restriction on the genre of music.
5. Songdew along with Big Fm will pick one (1) artist and the decision will be final.
In case of any doubt, you can contact us