After appearing on hundreds of Bollywood film soundtracks, earning wild success as a Indian pop music icon and television personality as a judge on Indian Idol and MTV's Rock On, Kailash Kher has risen to the pinnacle of the Indian entertainment industry. Now, Kailash Kher is poised to conquer the international imagination as well. In the past few weeks, Kher released his first international album on Cumbancha, performed in front of 18,000 adoring fans at the Hollywood Bowl and 60,000 fans at the new Texas Stadium in Dallas, and presented a brilliant live set on KCRW's influential music program Morning Becomes Eclectic. As a featured vocalist on the first Hollywood soundtrack scored by AR Rahman since he won an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, Kher's inspirational voice will reach an even wider audience.
Couples Retreat is directed by Peter Billingsley and stars Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman. It will launch in theaters on October 9th. Based on an original idea of Vaughn's, the comedy follows four Midwestern couples who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. An early fan of Kailash Kher's voice, A.R. Rahman has called on Kher to record many times remarking that his voice has, "pure soul!". While Kher has recorded with Rahman for dozens of Indian films, Couples Retreat is Kher's first Hollywood film. His soaring, powerful vocals can be heard on the film's flamenco-meets-Sufi soul track "Salvadore."
This fall, Cumbancha introduced the world to the magic of Kailash Kher & Kailasa with Yatra (Nomadic Souls), the Indian supergroup's first international release. The breathtaking album features new songs along with new studio and unplugged recordings of the some of their most appealing hits. Yatra (Nomadic Souls) features Kailash Kher & Kailasa's trademark blend of mystical Sufi soul and Indian folk roots blended with contemporary pop, rock, reggae and funk grooves.
"If one has ever wondered what [Nusrat Fateh Ali] Khan would have sounded like in a modern setting... Kher may be the answer. With basic dance tracks, touches of bhangra, long and soulful ballads, and even a couple of outstanding bits of acoustic dance, Yatra has a little of everything and a few items that are entirely unexpected. This may be the sort of album that only comes around once every few years, and one with something to hear that's completely new and special." - All Music
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