Babla (born in 1954) is an Indian musician, known for work in the Chutney music, Desi Folk and Disco music genres during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a member of husband-wife musical group Babla & Kanchan. They performed together for forty years until Kanchan died in 2004. Babla has also been composing a large amount of obscure music scores and sung in many of them too.
Originating from Mumbai, India, his music is well known through the world, especially in countries like Canada, United States, Trinidad, Guyana, the Netherlands, Mauritius, Suriname and England. Babla is the younger brother of famous music director Kalyanji Anandji.
Throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s Babla and his Orchestra created a musical revolution throughout India, and then the western world. Covering famous Bollywood movie title tracks of the time and giving them the ‘new disco touch’ Babla created the ‘Disco Dandia’ movement which saw him tour the world and become a household name in India. Babla’s famously diverse musical arrangements, heavy sitar funk and moog bleeps have won him a whole host of fans from breaks collectors to modern disco beardo’s.
Man Dole Mera Tan Dole is taken from his 1980 LP Babla’s Disco Sensation, released by Polydor in India.