Pun­jabi singer breaks bar­ri­ers, com­poses and sings for Hol­ly­wood film

Muscat Daily - - FEATURES -

Come Septem­ber and a young man from Pun­jab could well be on his way to lit­er­ally singing the Amer­i­can Dream. A song, com­posed, writ­ten and sung by Pun­jab-born Rahul Lakhan­pal will fea­ture in a Hol­ly­wood movie.

"My song Chicago Land has been se­lected for the Hol­ly­wood movie The Tiger Hunter which is sched­uled to re­lease world­wide on Septem­ber 22. The song aptly rep­re­sents the theme of the movie - an In­dian boy chas­ing the love of his life in Chicago of the 1970s. The song's genre is in­flu­enced by leg­endary Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in­ductees and Chicago Blues artistes such as Buddy Guy and Muddy Wa­ters," Rahul told IANS.

Born in Ja­graon, a small town around 40 km from Pun­jab's Lud­hi­ana in­dus­trial hub, Rahul started learn­ing mu­sic at the age of 10. He trained in Pun­jabi folk mu­sic, In­dian clas- si­cal and Sufi mu­sic.

“In Texas, while study­ing and fo­cus­ing on my ca­reer, I silently nur­tured my dream to sing.

"I was the lead vo­cal­ist of a band called Dh­wani where I met my friend, and later my mu­si­cal part­ner, Vi­neet Bailur. My band per­formed at many uni­ver­si­ties in the US and re­ceived ac­co­lades. It was a big boost.” Rahul, who is the com­poser and lyri­cist of the Chicago Land along with Vi­neet, is also its vo­cal­ist.

Rahul Lakhan­pal

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