Known for merging popular Hindi film music with English songs, the band Penn Masala is a popular American cappella group. Formed in the year 1996, the music of the band has been influenced by eastern and western cultures which comprises 15 members. The band recently launched their ninth studio album Resonance and is currently touring India for their live gigs.
A couple of days ago, the band had their gig in Kolkata and the members are quite happy with the response they have got. Talking to SpotboyE last evening at their concert in Mumbai, the band's vocalist Pranay Sharma said, "We are now looking forward to our gigs in Bengaluru, Delhi and Hyderabad."
Few members of the band are visiting India for the first time, but that just does not stop them from falling in love with our country and of course its food. The band intends to perform in India more frequently and are already planning to come back sometime in December this year. "Apart from the place and the people, we are really in love with Indian food. India is developing so rapidly but you still have your culture and your roots intact, so it's great coming here," added Prashant Ramesh.
"It is very important for us to see that which song is popular right now or even back then, and only then we combine the two melodies," said Prashant. The band is open to working with Bollywood filmmakers, however they haven't got any offers until now. The group has a host of artistes like AR Rahman, Arijit Singh and a few other upcoming Indian musicians that they would love to work with.
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