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Worldspace launched a series on 'Soundtracks of your life'

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MUMBAI: Worldspace Satellite Radio has launched a new series Soundtrack of Your Life, which will broadcast across multiple channels on the Worldspace Satellite Radio network.

The series will bring in music from the movies of various genres and languages ranging from Hollywood soundtracks to Bollywood's all time background scores as well as regional film hits in Kannada, Telugu and Bengali. 

This new program kicked off on 23 October and will air till 31 December on a host of channels on Worldspace satellite radio network. 

Jhankaar, Farishta, Shruti, Gandharv, Spin, Spandana, Sparsha, Tara and Falak Soundtrack of your life will go beyond just music to present a host of interviews with composers, actors and directors as well as on-air features and performances and much more, creating a compelling radio magazine on the impact of music on the movies.

"At Worldspace, we are committed to presenting to our subscribers with innovative new content unavailable anywhere else on radio," said Worldspace India chief marketing officer Harshad Jain. "We are confident that our first-of-their-kind initiatives will further establish our brand as the best source for exclusive program listening in our markets."

Program Highlights

Jhankaar - 23 October to 29 October

A week long series of exclusive interviews with award winning music directors like Salim-Suleiman, Sandeep Chowta, Raju Singh, Vishal Shekar and Ranjit Barot, who share their perspectives on trends in the Hindi film music scene today.

Spin - 30 October to 5 November 

Spin plays songs of well-know composers like Michael Kamen, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Randy Newman and John Williams - all renowned for some stellar background scores for movies on 4 November, 11 am to 12 PM - Radio Talkies' OST, ties up with Soundtrack of Your Life with Radio Talkies, which is a weekly film special on the Big Bang (our breakfast show).

Gandharv - 13 November to 19 November 

Gandharv traces the trajectory of folk music and the inspiration that Hindi movies have drawn from Hindustani Classical Music. The series features songs of popular Bollywood music directors like Pahadi & Mand and songs from legendary films like Teesri Kasam, Ganga Jumna, Lekin to the present day hits like Omkara.

Farishta - 27 November - 3 December 

Farishta will trace the career of Husnlal Bhagatram - Hindi cinema's first ever composer duo who started their career in the 40s. Radio Farishta will play 150 fresh songs composed by this duo, procured from a private collector exclusively for the series - these songs are not available elsewhere. Additionally, Radio Farishta will interview people who've worked with the duo and surviving family members.

Falak - 25 December - 31 December 

Falak will present special programs for seven days presenting different aspects and influence of Urdu ghazals and lyrics in Indian cinema. The programmes will include a detailed description by prominent scholars on Parsi theatre and theatre songs in Hindi cinema, melodious and memorable Urdu songs of Hindi cinema, classical ghazals of legendry poets sang by prominent singers in Hindi cinema.

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