Global Indian Music Academy Nominations – Angaraag Mahanta on the run with Assamese folk music

By- Correspondent | Date- August 12, 2011

Singer Angaraag Mahanta, also known as Papon, is in run for the award of the best folk singer/ album of India. The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) awards announced their nominations for this year’s awards yesterday and two of Angaraag Mahanta’s music albums Gomseng and Phagunar Gaan have been nominated amongst the selected 7 best folk albums of the country. These nominations are across all languages of India. The album Gomseng is a traditional Bihu song album while Phagunar Gaan is based on Holi songs (Holi geet) of Assam.

The other folk albums nominated in the category are Bhalobashi  by Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramanian), Bhili Ramayan by Somabhai Pawar, Desert Slide by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Monfokira by Lopamudra Mitra  and  Shaan – E- Quam by Harjit Singh Harman


Amongst important nominations for this year’s awards, Asha Bhosle and Ustaad Shujaat Khan have been nominated for Best Semi-Classical Album for her album Naina Lagaike. Ustaad Rashid Khan and Hariharan are also nominated in the same category.

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan has been nominated for the best Playback Singer – Female. Other singers nominated in this category are Usha Uthup, Rekha Bharadwaj and Mamta Sharma, who made ripples with the song Munni Badnaam.

Singer Mohit Chauhan has bagged nominations in Best Playback Singer – Male category along with KK, Shekhar Ravjiani, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shafqat Amanat Ali.

The nominations were decided on a peer-based voting system by a jury comprising 33 renowned members from the Indian music fraternity. The final winners will be decided through a voting by the GIMA Academy comprising 250 members who includes renowned singers, music directors, music producers, lyricists, sound technicians and film directors. Some of them are Hariharan, Javed Akhtar, Karan Johar, Kumar Taurani, Mukesh Bhatt, Prasoon Joshi, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Shankar Mahadevan, Shubha Mugdal, Dr. L. Subramanian and many others.

The awards function will take place in September this year at Gurgaon.

6 Responses to "Global Indian Music Academy Nominations – Angaraag Mahanta on the run with Assamese folk music"

  1. Binod  August 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Great news. Thanks for sharing this news!

    All the best Papon Da…we are all with you…you Rock

  2. bhaskar  August 12, 2011 at 12:47 PM


  3. Arnav Mahanta  August 13, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Papön is rocking

  4. Angshuman  August 13, 2011 at 09:37 AM

    Many many wishes 4 urs ward…. Papon da m alwez hangout with ur songs, i lov them 2 much…

  5. Prabal goswami  November 06, 2011 at 01:12 AM

    Best of luck papon da.

  6. Naba  December 03, 2011 at 01:46 PM

    Some songs are add from moran community traditional or folk song of the Rangphul and Gomseng albam. But no mention of the albam. Why……………. It like stolen. I am very unhappy because these songs are no eject moran community folk songs. You are generalized i.e. you said that these song are assamese old folk song. No.. No…


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