Indian American musician Giju John’s last single “Más Bhangraton” is a finalist at a prestigious International Songwriting Competition.
By: India West Staff
Indian American musician Giju John’s last single “Más Bhangraton,” a unique fusion of two of the world’s most popular dance-music styles, Bhangra and Reggaeton, is now a finalist at the prestigious International Songwriting Competition.
“It is such a fulfilling moment as an artist,” John, who is considered a pioneer in the Latin-Indian fusion genre, said in a statement.
“Más Bhangraton,” which features Mixman Shawn, another performing artist from the San Francisco Bay Area, was selected from 18,500 entries from around the world.
John, who has produced several music tracks and five music videos, has long been working on bringing the Latin-Indian genre to the mainstream, and his latest accomplishment helps further that effort.
The results from ISC’s judge panel would be announced at the beginning of May.
The upbeat song, which has been choreographed by Joya Nandy Kazi, is also vying for ISC’s People’s Voice 2015. The song with the most public votes will win the title, which is in addition to, and separate from, the regular winners selected by ISC’s judge panel. Winners will be announced along with all ISC winners.
The video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1LakAFV for which voting can be cast athttp://www.radioairplay.com/competition_votes/World%20Music. The voting ends April 15.
This story was originally published on India West.