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Victory song for Prashant

Kalimpong, Sept. 23: Prashant Tamang had a victory song dedicated to him a day before he was crowned the new Indian Idol.

Ayo changba ayo, changbaley mitho gayo/Ayo changba ayo, changba idol bhayo (Here comes the youngest one, he sings so sweetly/Here comes the youngest one, wearing the Idol’s crown),” runs the chorus of the song, Timinai Indian Idol (You are the Indian Idol).

The single-track video CD was released by a group of musicians here last night.

Bipin Syangden, who penned the lyrics, said Prashant has brought enormous joy to the Gorkha people. “The song celebrates that joyous spirit,” he said, quoting the English lines of the bilingual song: “Sing a song of cheer, happy days are here again.”

In keeping with the mood here, music composer Manoj Tamang has come up with peppy a mix of rock and Nepali folk for the song. The beat of madal provides the folk element in the music, as Kiran Chettri, the song’s arranger, explained.

Thupden Bhutia has sung the song while a few local schoolgirls have lent their voices in chorus. The song has been produced by Nexus Creative Media Partner.

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