Lata Mangeshkar: Wada Na Tod (Don't break your promise)





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Uploaded on Oct 24, 2007

Here is a beautiful famous Hindi song (that was featured in the 2004 movie "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" with Jim Carrey) by the incredible Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Born September 28, 1929 in Indore, Lata Mangeshkar has a career that has spanned more than six decades. She has been active in all walks of Indian popular and light classical music having sung film songs, ghazals, bhajans and pop. She is the supreme voice of popular Indian music, an Indian institution. Many of her performances are considered timeless and undatable, although her voice has changed and matured over the years. In effect she sang the soundtrack for millions of Indians' lives. Until the 1991 edition, when her entry disappeared, the Guinness Book of Records listed her as the most recorded artist in the world with not less than 30 000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs recorded in 35 Indian languages between 1948 and 1987. Today the number might have reached 40 000! By 1990 she supposedly had worked on over 2000 film soundtracks as a playback singer - meaning she pre-recorded the songs to which the films' leading ladies lip-synched.
The Royal Albert Hall, London, has recorded the graph of Lata's voice, that has a range of 3 octaves.
Lata is also popularly referred to as the "Nightingale of India" and continues to sing to date in Indian cinema.
Enjoy this dulcet, hypnotic voice!

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