Students in “The Music of Bollywood” course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong taught by Prof. Victor A. Vicente arranged, performed, and recorded some of the best-known Bollywood songs of the past decade. Bridging cultural and musical differences, the 27 Hong Kong Chinese students learned to sing the Hindi lyrics and play and dance – Bollywood style. They produced these recordings as contributions to the ARChive for Contemporary Music’s India Music Week festivities and to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Indian film industry. We hope you enjoy!
“Aa Bhi Ja” (Sur: The Melody of Life, 2002) — by Winnie Wing Yi Chan (vocals) and Vincent Chi Ho Chiang (vocals, recorder, piano)
“Kal Ho Naa Ho” (Kal Ho Naa Ho, 2003) — by Alex Go On Chan (arranger, erhu), Jeannette Lee (vocals), Elaine Hoi Yin Ho (flute), Ken Ki Fung Yeung (cello), Ella Cheung (percussion), Yan Ho Cheng (piano), Melodie Hei Lok Wong (mixing, editing), Clara Hoi Wun Yu (mixing, editing)
“Pal Pal…Har Pal” (Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 2006) — by Alan King Lun Yeung (vocals) and Raymond Kai Chun Law (piano)
“Piyu Bole” (Parineeta, 2005) — by Michelle Lee (vocals), Alice Lok Yung Yu (vocals, guitar), E.K. Yee Lai Wong (vocals, piano)
“Yeh Ishq Hai” (Jab We Met, 2007) — by Billy Tsz Hei Lau (vocals), Paul Siu Hang Koo (violin), Caleb Wing Hin Yuen (piano), On Wai Wu (percussion)
“Zoobi Doobi” (3 Idiots, 2009) — by Vincent Wai Chun Luk (arranger, mrdanga), Enoch Kin-Shun Au-Yeung (lead vocals), Meilina Mei Ling Tsui (lead vocals, video editing), Janet Hiu Ling Chu (vocals), Simon Hei Man Kwok (vocals), Toni Hoi Tung Poon (vocals), Flora Sin Ting Lam (flute), Violet Yau Yung Tsang (harmonium), Natalie Hiu Ching Lam (karatalas, audio editing)