Joi Barua is a singer, musician, and lead vocalist of the bandJoi. He was born in Assam and is currently based in Mumbai, India. He has lent his voice to many Indian movies including 2010’s Filmfare Award Winner (OST) Udaan and National Film Award Winner Dev D. He was invited as a Fellow at the first INK Conference in 2010, a TED- affiliated multidisciplinary conference, and as an INK Speaker in 2011. He has a mixed musical style incorporating elements of rock, soul, jazz, folk and world music.
Joi has worked in a number of Indian films as a playback singer, vocal arranger and background singer. Those films include Jannat 2, Agent Vinod, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Luv Ka The End, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica, Dev D, Help, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Jumbo, Kalavar King (Telegu), Gangster, Jab We Met, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Bhagam Bhaag, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Kya Kool Hain Hum, Zindaggi Rocks, Ek Ajnabee, Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Tashan, Neal ‘n’ Nikki, etc. He has worked with music directors like Amit Trivedi, Pritam, Anu Malik, Ashutosh Pathak, Ram Sampath, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, Amar Mohile, Viju Shah, Vishal-Shekhar, Lalit Pandit, etc.
He had sung the song “Khiriki” for Hengool Theatre for the year 2011.
Joi came out with an album called Joi- Looking out of the Window, which was officially launched on 21 December 2010. The songs are a blend of rock, soul, folk and worldbeat.
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IndianMusicMug will celebrate 2012 Bohag Bihu with Joi Barua.
Rongali Bihu (also called Bohag Bihu), the most popular Bihu celebrates the onset of the Assamese New Year (around April 15) and the coming of Spring. This marks the first day of the Hindu solar calendar and is also observed in Bengal, Manipur, Nepal, Orissa, Punjab, Kerala and Tamil Nadu though called by different names. It’s a time of merriment and feasting and continues, in general, for seven days. The farmers prepare the fields for cultivation of paddy and there is a feeling of joy around. The women make pitha, larus (traditional food made of rice and coconut) and Jolpan which gives the real essence of the season.
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