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Jazz Café

Friday 26 October

London-based Asian singer Amar, the daughter of Bhangra royalty Mangal Singh, attracted the attention of hip hop heavyweight Timbaland. She appears on remixes of Nelly Furtado's 'Maneater' and 'Promiscuous Girl' singing in both Hindi and English. For the Electric Proms, she performed songs from her upcoming and much anitcipated album at the Jazz Café.


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch an interview with Amar.

on the bbc

Asian Network
  • Asian Network
  • Asian Network hosted Amar as part of their night at the Jazz Café.

set list

  • Sometimes It Snow (featuring MC Rankin)
  • Dil Ruba
  • Teri Bahon
  • Sweetest Taboo (featuring Bill Pettaway)
  • You're The Only One
  • Jaana Hai Humne
  • Jaan
  • Bombay (featuring Jim Beanz)
  • Goodbye (featuring Mangal Singh)
  • In The Air Tonight

what happened

Minute by minute report via text message by the BBC's Manish Pradhan.

  1. 21:37 - There's so much love for Amar. She looks amazing, dressed in black and gold.
  2. 21:38 - MC Rankin joins her on stage for 'Sometimes'.
  3. 21:42 - Next up, one from the new album, 'Dil Ruba'. An exclusive.
  4. 21:45 - Jim Beanz on the guest vocals. He's not singing in Hindi though. Lovely track.
  5. 21:47 - Just spotted Lemar in the house.

audience review

rohit raval
We patiently waited outside the venue from 6.30pm, there was no need, no one turned up to the gig. Riz MC was too, too sick, he's a true natural born professional performer. Riff Raff wicked also, Amar very good set also, but Riz, for the few minutes he was on stage - he blew it up, standard! Crowd - mixed, posh hooray henry idiots and muppits alike talking over Riz & Amar's sets - what's the point? Stand outside in front of bus and die and leave all of us in peace to watch the skills of Amar and RizMC.Pity Bishi wasn't there though.

also at bbc electric proms

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