Shruti Haasan and Joi Barua: Tamil meets AssamesePosted on 12/3/14
Who could have thought that Tamil and Assamese could blend and fuse so beautifully. At INK2012, Shruti Haasan and Joi Barua perform "Prithibi Ghure" -- a triumph of collaborative fusion, with the Tamil lyrics penned by the legendary Kamal Haasan himself.
About the Speakers
Joi Barua grew up in a sleepy town called Jorhat in Assam, the North East of India. He was gifted a violin by his father when he was four, and he fell in love with Music. The only music he has access to those days was a 30 minute friday slot on radio. His town had one piano, and no teachers, and his father had to cross the border and get him a keyboard from Bhutan. He has no formal training in singing, and is now making waves in the advertising, music, and film circuit in Mumbai.
Shruti Haasan is an Indian actress, singer and music composer who works in the South Indian film industry and Bollywood. She sang her first song at the age of six and has continued her stint in music through her work as a singer in Indian languages. She trained in Hindustani classical music and studied at the Musicians Institute in California.