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Monday, March 28, 2011

Assamese singer Joi Barua and about Joi's latest album 'Joy Looking Out Of the Window'

Here is the latest contribution of Assam to the country's musical scenario, Joi Baruah. My brother use to keep me updated about the latest hit numbers in Assamese and thanks to him that I get to listen some wonderful numbers of this equally wonderful singer. The great news is that Joy Baruah has been working in the Hindi Film industry for the past couple of years and simultaneously he is very keen to work for  Assamese film and  music  as well. In fact Joy has delivered some great Assamese songs like Aikon baikon.  Here I am compiling details about Joy Baruah's life, career, interest and latest albums.

About Joi Baruah career

Apparently Joi has a great musical journey so far.  Joi moved to the countries financial capital Mumbai some years back and has tried to make a foothold in Mumbai film industry which is every singer's dream. After the legendary singer of Assam Dr Bhupen Hazarika and wonder-boy of Assamese music Zubin Garg, now its the turn of Joy to enthrall music lovers and Mumbai as well. And Joy says that Mumbai has been very kind to him. He sang for some Telugu hit films through which he could get a breakthrough in Mumbai film  music world. From his song Ai de Ai de in that Telugu movie he is shortlished for a Hind movie. Now Joy is one of those successful Assamese singer in Mumbai music industry.

Joi Barua has started his Hindi film career as a vocal arranger. His first director was countries one of the most famous music director Anu Malek. And the movie itself speak volumes. Yes, Joy has got the opportunity to work for the famous Munnabhai MBBS, where he worked for the song Sikh le sikh le.

After Munnabhai MBBS Joy has worked with noted directors like Vishal, Jatin, Salim and Pritam. he even boast of working with legendarry music composer Pyarelal.

The latest movie for which Joi has sung is Kalavar King. The film obviously could not do very well in box office. But This is a milestone for Assamese Singer Joy Baruah's career. He has also sung the English vocal part of the popular number Tera Hone Loga hoon in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. (I've searched for the credit list of the film but could not find Joy's name in that. But I beleive this because Hindi Film industry does not have a good name in acknowledging credit to new comers). Anyone who loves this song cannot deny the appeal of the English prologue to the song Tera Hone loga hoon sung by Atif Islam.

Joy's latest smash hit album is Joi Looking out of the windows. This album has got great reviews from music lovers.

Joi Barua in TV commercials
Joi has lent his voice for many popular TV ad campaigns of which Horlicks Lite is a popular one. Joi is not apologetic for lending his voice for jingles, in fact he seems to be happy for these achievement.

Joi Baruah's life and inspiration

Joi Baruah was born in Assam. He was influenced by western music because his family has the culture of western music. Joy's inspiration is his father. His father has gifted him a violin when he was just a kind. Joy's father himself is a violinist and he imbibed the technique of singing or playing the instrument for the pleasure of the audience from his father. He started playing the violin when he was at 2nd or 3rd standard. Joy's other interests are playing volleyball and playing different musical instruments.

Apart from family and father Joy has got inspiration from Beatles, John Lenon etc.

About Joi Baruah's Assamese songs.
There is no issue about the maturity of Joy's voice quality. He has the polish of a seasoned singer and his English pronunciation is superb. But I've a suggestion for him. The Assamese song Aikon Baikon shows his poor Assamese pronunciation. Joy will definitely emerge as a popular Hindi film singer in near future. It will be great for he he works a bit  on his Assamese pronunciation. I wish him grand success In the worls of music.









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