By Ninder Kaur
BBC Asian Network announced that Kanika Kapoor and Emeli Sandé will be amongst the artists taking part in this year’s BBC Asian Network Prom, taking place in London on Wednesday 22 July at the Royal Albert Hall.
The full line-up for the BBC Proms Late Night with Asian Network has been announced. BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction will play host to Indian singing-sensations Benny Dayal and Palak Muchhal, alongside songwriter and producer Naughty Boy for a night of East Meets West underpinned by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Richard Davis.
Special guest Emeli Sandé will join Naughty Boy for a performance of Lifted, in an orchestral arrangement with the BBC Philharmonic. Naughty Boy said: ‘I couldn’t do anything as important as the BBC Proms without Emeli, having her next to me is simply the icing on the cake.’
The Prom will also include an orchestral performance of Naughty Boy’s hit single La La La, as well as the first live performance of a new track, Runnin’, with Arrow Benjamin, orchestrated specially for the BBC Philharmonic.
Indian playback singer Kanika Kapoor will join Naughty Boy to perform Bollywood classics, from films including Kabhie Kabhie and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Benny Dayal will perform some of his biggest hits, including Badtemeez Dil and Bang Bang, as well as paying tribute to the musical genius AR Rahman and the legendary Kishore Kumar, while Palak Muchhal’s set will include Chahun Main Ya Naa and Meri Ashiqui from Ashiqui 2. She will also pay homage to Lata Mangeshkar and the late great Reshma.
The BBC Proms Late Night with Asian Network performance marks the 50th anniversary this year of Asian Programmes on the BBC and launches a new series of Proms performances across six BBC national radio stations.
You can watch the action online at- bbc.co.uk/proms
The BBC Proms, the world’s largest classical music festival, opens at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 17 July, presenting two months of many of the world’s greatest artists, composers, orchestras and ensembles across 92 concerts. Highlights of the 2015 BBC Proms include concerts marking the 150th anniversaries of Nielsen and Sibelius and the 90th birthday year of Pierre Boulez, a glittering line-up of pianists performing the complete concerts of Beethoven and Prokofiev, a new series of Sunday Matinees for all the family, and Late Night collaborations with the BBC’s network radio stations alongside solo Bach recitals.