Bangalore-based Assamese musician Jim Ankan Deka releases new music video - MeriNews

Published: Friday, Aug 18, 2012
Place: Bangalore | Agency: MeriNews

Jim Ankan Deka and Sharanya Sonu - stills from Xobdor Porisoy
Jim Ankan and Sharanya Sonu - from Xobdor Porisoy
Bangalore-based Assamese musician Jim Ankan Deka has launched his debut Assamese single 'Xobdor Porisoy' online, kicking off the upcoming launch of his album Timeless.

The music video, directed by Parmita Borah, talks about the magical clout of words that can connect even random strangers. The story in the music video is about two people who bond over poetry despite never having known each other.

"The lyrics of 'Xobdor Porisoy' just occurred to me two years back as I sipped a steaming cup of tea on a rainy summer afternoon. It was gathering dust tucked away in a diary for quite sometime when, after a gap of two years, I suddenly found it, and like an ex-flame, it stirred unspoken feelings inside me. I worked on the music composition for a couple of days and things fell into place," Jim recalls.

Although Timeless is his debut album, Jim Ankan is not new to the music world. Apart from live gigs and work in television, he is known for pioneering Eastern Fare Music Foundation, a state-of-the-art music institution in Bangalore, which has been producing some of the top ranking music students in the Trinity Guild Hall examinations since 2008.

The music video, Xobdor Porisoy, is the first Assamese language venture by the Bangalore-based production house ‘Eastern Fare Productions’. Eastern Fare Productions is a spinoff of Eastern Fare Music Foundation.

The multi-lingual album 'Timeless' is scheduled for an October release. Collaborators on this project include the melodious vocalist Ritwika Bhattacharya who has rendered her rich vocals for Tere Bin nahi Lagda and Ganga, and noted Carnatic musician Suchethan Rangaswamy with the beautiful and complimentary Veena for the instrumental composition Eastwards.

In the interim, the video has been made available online in websites such as YouTube, Dailymotion and Myspace.