Emeli Sandé and Kanika Kapoor to appear in BBC Proms Late Night with Asian Network
Full lineup is announced for a night of classic and contemporary Bollywood and pop
BBC Asian Network's Bobby Friction is the host of a Proms concert on Wed 22 Jul, featuring some big names in an East-meets-West celebration of all things Bollywood.
Aberdonian star Emeli Sandé joins her longtime collaborator Naughty Boy for a performance of his song 'Lifted', with live accompaniment from the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Richard Davis. Kanika Kapoor, whose maddeningly catchy 'Baby Doll' from the erotic horror movie Ragini MMS 2 was one of the biggest Indian hits of 2014, also joins Naughty Boy for renditions of some Bollywood classics. Naughty Boy also debuts a new track, 'Runnin'', featuring Arrow Benjamin.
Also appearing are Benny Dayal, a longterm collaborator with AR Rahman, who'll be paying tribute to Rahman as well as to the late Bollywood legend Kishore Kumar. The final big name on the bill is 23-year-old Palak Muchhal, who despite her youth is a music veteran; she released her first album at the age of nine, and when not performing as a playback singer she tours her charity show Save Little Hearts for children in need of heart surgery; the subcontinent being as big as it is, Muchhal performs her songs in 17 different languages. She'll be paying homage to two musical greats: eminent singer Lata Mangeshkar, sister of the slightly-more-well-known Asha Bhosle, and the late Pakistani folk singer Reshma.
BBC Prom 8: Late Night with Asian Network is at the Royal Albert Hall on Wed 22 Jul.