Romel Ali talks about his career and moreCultural Correspondent
Expatriate Bangladeshi musician Romel Ali has some success stories in his music career in the USA. He has 10 years of management skills with Guitar Center in the USA, with certification from major companies like Roland, KORG, and Yamaha. As a pianist he has toured with Air Supply, played with Aretha Franklin and won a Latin grammy award.
Romel Ali is visiting Dhaka for releasing a mixed album titled ‘Jibon Jure’ in which popular singers have lent voice in his composition. It has been released through Banglalink Music Station on Tuesday and celebrating the first day of the New Year. The audio album, however, will be released next month.
Earlier he along with two other Bangladeshi expatriate artistes in the USA- Russel Ali and Babna- released a mixed album titled Shanti Bornon in 2008, which basically featured progressive rock. ‘Jibon Jure, however, features various genres of music as different types of singers have lent voices in the album. The diverse album will feature rock, R&B. pop and techno mix, slow ballads recorded by the top singers of the country,’ Romel Ali told New Age. ‘I’ve even did the remix of Love Story in Bangla for the first time, which has been translated to many languages,’ he added.
Ali tells that the album title resonates, ‘Aspects of my musical journey. Music is a spiritual thing, if you keep your heart and soul pure beautiful things will come out of it.’ Romel Ali hopes the experimental album will be a hit. ‘I hope the audience will enjoy it as I tried to do something different that is new for the Bangladeshi market,’ Ali, who has professional music career of 25 years, said.
Romel believes that his experience in working with professional musicians have helped him to achieve the skill of doing such experimentations. He further reveals that his brother Russel Ali has also some unique achievement as a musician in the US. Romel Ali further said that he had plan to release the second volume of Shanti Bornon soon.
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