Our guest this week is Vani Babbar, the young, promising singer from Delhi, India. Being the daughter of the famous ghazal exponent Satish Babbar, Vaniís forte is definitely ghazal, as she demonstrates through the beautiful composition Aashiyana. But along with her rigorous training in the classical traditions of music, Vani enjoys singing all the genres, including rhymes for children. She provides us a taste of her versatility through another ghazal which she sings during our interview and a Punjabi number from her album Raat Ki Kahani. Fond of public performances, she performed live last year in Kabul in a program organized by the Indian Embassy. Her playback singing debut takes place in the 3D animation film Icy N Spicy, due to be released next month. Listen to a clip from the title track of the film and Vaniís free-wheeling interview.
- Piya and Deb