Babla Kanchan
Babla & Kanchan
were an Indian husband-wife musical group, originating from Bombay (now Mumbai) and best known for their work in the chutney music and Bhojpuri music genres. They performed together for forty years until Kanchan died in 2004. They were popular in Caribbean countries, where they covered soca music hits such as Arrow's Hot Hot Hot in the Hindi language and revived older hits by chutney singer Sundar Popo. Kanchan also had a solo career with albums, such as Kaise Bani, which were popular with the Bhojpuri audience. Her fame led to endorsement deals in India for brands including Johnson & Johnson.

Links To Peel

Peel mentioned recieving Babla & Kanchan's Kuchh Gadbad Hai album from Sonny Roberts (the owner of Orbitone record label) on his BBC Radio One show on 28 November 1984. Peel referred the group as Kanchan & Babla & His Orchestra and kept their album Kuchh Gadbad Hai in his Record Collection: K.

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Kanchan and Babla "Kuchh Gadbad Hai"

Kanchan and Babla "Kuchh Gadbad Hai"

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  • 28 November 1984: Kuchh Gadbad Hai (LP - Kuchh Gadbad Hai) Rohit International


  • 22 October 1985: 'Kuchh Kuchh Baby' (LP 'Taini Waini - Special Maxi Version Album') Rohit International

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