Now foreigners are dancing to the tune of popular Odia song ‘Mora Mana Udi Jaye Re’. Thanks to choreographer Anupam Nayak, who has made this possible in America.
Anupam Z Choreographer, based in the USA, has been seamlessly infusing popular Odia numbers and folk songs into his dance routines and choreographing fun workout sessions for the past two years.
About 50 women of mixed nationalities danced to the beats of this song doing Zumba and Ollywood style steps, along with two differently-abled individuals, Stevie and Lory.
Anupam is known to have hogged headlines for making the Americans workout to Odia folk beats. It started with dance routines on ‘Jai Phoola’, which he followed up with another popular Sambalpuri number ‘Sagada Gadi’ and Odia song ‘Damera Rabidela Lo’.
His efforts to popularise Odia music also saw him release an Odia music video ‘Halijaye America’ in September last year. This video, which also features his wife Amrita Ray, has garnered almost 3 lakh views on YouTube. He also made an Odia music video titled ‘Toka Mu Odia’, that tells the story of every Odia, struggling to make a mark abroad and missing home, which has received 1 lakh views on YouTube.