Rangabati song cover in voice of Pragya Patra released online.
Rangabati Re Rangabati is a popular folk song in Sambalpuri dialect of Odia language. Punyaa Productions made this music video featuring Pragya Patra.
Song – Rangabati (cover)
Singer – Pragya Patra
Arranged/Mixed/Mastered – Anil CJ
DOP & Editing – Ace Anil Raina
Colourist – RP Singh
The original song was recorded for All India Radio in 1970s and became widely popular at a time when transmission was limited to coastal districts and few sub stations in western odisha.
In 1979/80 it became first song of India broadcasted in BBC London and VOA America. Most of the credit goes to the melodious music (written by Mitrabhanu Gauntia, composed by Prabhudatta Pradhan and sung by Jitendra Haripal & Krishna Patel) and use of folk instruments (dhol, nishan, jhanj and muhuri) which gave an instant flavour of Odia roots and identity.