Penn Masala traces evolution of Bollywood music from Mohammed Rafi, AR Rahman to Pritam

Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 5:13am IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna webdesk

Penn Masala is the world's first Hindi cappella group that was formed in 1996 by students at the University of Pennsylvania.

 Their music which has been influenced by the Eastern and Western cultures represents the group’s membership.

In their latest video, they have a complete mashup rendition that traces the evolution of Bollywood music from Mohammed Rafi's time to the latest crop of artists such as Pritam and music maestro AR Rahman.  The songs featured include 'Mera Joota hain Japaani', 'Badtameez Dil' which cover the legacy of Kapoor clan.

While, 'Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh', 'yeh dosti' and Rishi Kapoor's, 'Bachna ae Haseeno' feature in the later parts of the video. 

The video which transverses through 1950's to Amitabh Bachchan's 'Don' days and finally to 2013 has a complete mashup of evergreen charbuster songs.

Skipping through 65 years of Bollywood's journey, the video has apropos costume changes and lighting effects to justify the eras. 

The band has released seven albums till date and have a popular Youtube channel for fans.