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Amaal represents the new generation of Indian music.

Music composer Amaal Mallik's recent composition for the song 'Tum Aaogey' from the film 'Bell Bottom' has garnered rave reviews. "Tum Aaogey is one of my most special songs and one of my best works that I have done for film music," said Amaal during a candid conversation with IANS.

Amaal represents the new generation of Indian music. In a short span of seven years, he has delivered hits like 'Sooraj Dooba Hain' (Roy), 'Soch Na Sake' (Airlift), 'Kar Gayi Chul' (Kapoor & Sons) among several others. He happens to be one of the youngest composers to compose music for Amitabh Bachchan for the film 'Badla' and also the youngest to have performed with the Melbourne Orchestra.

Internationally, Amaal recently collaborated with pop sensation Dua Lipa for the Indian version of 'Levitating'. "It was an amazing experience for me to collaborate with Dua Lipa. She loved my work. It was the first of its kind collaboration between Indian and international music artistes and fans around the world were delighted with the new rendition of the song. It was an honour for me to do an official Indian remix and giving an Indian touch to one of her biggest tracks, one of the standout songs on the 'Future Nostalgia' album."

Man with balck shirt and pant sitting Internationally, Amaal recently collaborated with pop sensation Dua Lipa for the Indian version of 'Levitating' | IANS

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Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill with their cousin Matthew Followill.

Rock band Kings of Leon's new single 'Time in Disguise' is making history as the first music NFT to be played in space. On September 15, 'Inspiration4' will make history as the first all-civilian mission to orbit the earth, as a crew member will include the first-ever minted NFT song to be played in space.

The band announced on its Instagram page on Thursday night, "A live recording of our new single 'Time in Disguise' is making history as the first music NFT to be played in space. Created using live show visuals designed by Daniel Davison for Night After Night plus a live recording from our hometown show in Nashville on August 13, this NFT will be played by a crew member of the Inspiration4 - the first all-civilian mission to orbit the Earth - before being auctioned off to benefit @StJude Children's Research Hospital through their @MusicGives to St. Jude kids program."

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Oscar-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R is in final negotiations to make her feature film acting debut in 'The Color Purple' musical. She is known for her songs 'Best Part' and 'Focus'.


Oscar-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R is in final negotiations to make her feature film acting debut in 'The Color Purple' musical. She is known for her songs 'Best Part' and 'Focus'. H.E.R. will play 'Squeak', who, in the musical, goes from a juke joint waitress to an aspiring singer.
Warner Bros is behind the feature adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, itself an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, on which the Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg-directed 1985 movie was also based. The story centers on a woman named Celie Harris and tracks her lifelong struggles as an African American woman living in the American South during the early 1900s. Blitz Bazawule, the filmmaker behind the Beyoncé-fronted 'Black Is King', is set to direct the fresh take on the musical. Marcus Gardley penned the screenplay, adapted from Marsha Norman's book and Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray's score. The movie is in pre-production with casting beginning to come together and chemistry reads happening now. Sources close to the production note that casting and creative decisions are being made to bring the story and its themes to a new generation of viewers.
Along with H.E.R. — who sources say is working with filmmakers to possibly perform a new original song for the movie musical adaptation — 'In The Heights' star Corey Hawkins joined the film this week, according to Billboard.com. Oprah Winfrey, who had her feature acting debut in Spielberg's 'The Color Purple' and earned an Oscar nomination, is producing via her Harpo Films banner with Spielberg under his Amblin Entertainment.

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Indian-American singer Anuradha Juju Palakurthi.

She may be able to sing in six different Indian languages, but she is clear that it is Hindi that she relates to most. "I grew up in Delhi. I think in Hindi too," Indian-American singer Anuradha Juju Palakurthi tells IANS.

The 'Anuradha Palakurthi Foundation', which is sponsoring the 'Vax India Now' initiative will witness the coming together of talents like Gloria Estefan, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, David Foster, Norwegian DJ Alan Walker, Aasif Mandvi, Matteo Bocelli and Anuradha Juju Palakurthi for Virtual Fundraiser to Support India in its fight against Covid-19. The digital concert will be streamed live on CNN Digital on July 7.

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Believing that most artists are aware that they possess a loud bullhorn that reaches people fast -- and are willing to use it for social justice, she says that it holds true both in the West and at least since the 1950s in the Indian Film industry. "Be it equality, freedom, empowerment, minority rights and love... I can name specific movies in each of those categories. The Indian Film industry has always been at the forefront of sharing values, at the risk of being castigated by status quoits," says the singer who has performed live with singers like Kumar Sanu, Suresh Wadkar, Deepak Pandit, and Bappi Lahiri across the United States

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