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Audio CD, May 1, 2000
The content in this CD is a mix of Eastern and Western music with a touch of Hip Hop, Techno, and Disco style with tradional Indian Music
About the Artist
Hanif Noormohamed is the most versatile talented singer / composer, and a writer in the Indian and Pakistani music arena. By profession he is a Software Consultant based out of Southern California. He is originally from Karachi, Pakistan, and has lived in the United States since 1970. He has been playing keyboard instruments since the age of seven and singing since he was eleven years old.
His initial training in classical music was done under the guidance of Ustad Allah Ditta. Later on he developed his interest in the western music and pursued formal training in Composition, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Classical, and Orchestration at the University Of North Carolina, Charlotte. He holds a Bachelors of Creative Arts Degree in Music from University Of North Carolina, Charlotte, and a B.S degree in Management Information Systems from California State University at Fullerton, CA.
Although Hanif manages to hold down a full time high-tech career, as a consultant, he has managed to pursue his love of musical expression by doing live performances all over the U.S and Canadian sub continent along with his Band called L.A Supremes, and he has been actively producing albums on independent label entitled "Reflections (1995), Impressions Of Love(1998)", and the latest upcoming album called Emotions will be released in April 2000.
His musical work is a beautiful combination of eastern music with the western influence. Much of the music style is very contemporary, and the lyrics are leaning more towards love songs. Some of his compositions are influenced by his favorite music directors such as : Madan Mohan, O.P Nayyar, R.D Burman, Sohail Rana, and Robin Ghosh, and A.R Rehman. His singing style is inspired by some of the most prominent singers such as: Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Ghulam Ali, Jagjeet Singh, and Mehdi Hassan.
Uttara Ram is originally from Madras, India and has learned classical vocals at age 7 and performed in concerts all over South India. She moved to the U.S in 1980. Uttara has performed in several cities in the U.S and Canada. Her first CD album was released with Hanif Noormohamed and the L.A Supremes band called Impressions Of Love. Uttara is a very versatile singer and her singing style has been inspired by some of the most prominent singers in the Bollywood industry like Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, and Geeta Dutt. By profession Uttara works as an executive in the Banking industry in Southern California
Band members: Hanif Noormohamed - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, and Harmonium
Uttara Ram - Lead Female Vocals
Shirish Kothari - Congas / Dholak & Percussion
Raees Ahmad - Tabla