Mame Khan’s ‘Saawan’ was awarded the ‘Best Folk Single” by the prestigious GIMA Awards 2016.
Chaar Yaar’s project to bridge cultures across continents has travelled all over the world with performances with many internationally celebrated groups such as All Star Bang on a Can of New York
Dhruv Ghanekar has delivered scores for over 3500 commercials, many of which have won awards both in India and abroad
The Nooran Sisters follow the Sham Chaurasi Gharana, which comes from Punjab and was made popular by exponents such as Ustad Vilayat Khan and Salamat Ali and Nazakat Ali Khan
Salim and Sulaiman’s father used to lead the Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in Mumbai and also dealt in musical instruments.
Papon’s initial training has been in Indian classical and traditional music (devotional and folk) from Assam.
Two days before performing for their MTV Unplugged episode in London in 1997, the Colonial Cousins were mugged, with Lesle’s nose being broken. They performed the set with only seven hours rehearsal.
‘Chaudhary’ is one of Mame Khan’s more famous tunes composed with Amit Trivedi for Coke Studio
The neo-Jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann; David Hykes’ Harmonic Choir are just some of the musical mergers that Chaar Yaar have made
Dhruv is one of the founding partners of Mumbai’s popular club, Blue Frog
Sultana and Jyoti's father is not only their teacher and guru but he also composes the music and arrangements for his daughters’ concerts and performances.
Their first album as composer / producers was ‘Ragga Raaga’ for K.S. Chitra featuring the Voodoo Rapper in 1994.
Papon’s popularity and legend grew after his appearances on multiple seasons of Coke Studio India, as both artiste and producer.
Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics to the song, ‘Dekhoon Main Jahan’ on their second album ‘The Way We Do It’
Mame Khan is one of the few folk artists who uses social media effectively to keep folk music alive.
Vocalist Madan Gopal Singh used to be a lecturer of English literature at Delhi University
Dhruv is married to Ila Arun’s daughter, Ishita
One of their most popular Bollywood hits, ‘Tung Tung Baje’ from the film Singh Is Bling was composed and written by Sneha Khanwalkar
Salim and Sulaiman have also had the honour of performing for His Highness the Aga Khan in Nairobi.
Papon has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood, beginning with his rendition of Kyon in Anurag Basu’s Barfi! (2012) to his latest Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which has won him Best Male Playback awards at almost every single film and music awards in 2016
The Colonial Cousins have scored music for two Tamil films, ‘Modhi Vilayadu’ and ‘Chikku Bukku’.