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Aadesh records with Akon, Wyclef Jean

music Updated: Sep 29, 2010 18:38 IST
Collin Rodrigues
Collin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times
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International artistes rarely collaborate with Indian singers. And Aadesh Shrivastava has done just that by recording two songs with Akon and Wyclef Jean. The two bilingual, Hindi and English tracks, were recorded in February and March for Shrivastava’s album

Sound Of Peace


He says, “The songs will be on my forthcoming album, which is out in December. Since I’m working under the aegis of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, it has taken me more than a year to record the album.”

The song recorded with Akon is called

One for the world, lets get together

, and the Wyclef track is titled

Lets hope for sunshine

. In 2006, Aadesh first worked as a co producer on Wyclef’s album

Carnival Tunes

, for the song

Hollywood meets Bollywood

. Incidentally this is also when Aadesh met Akon.


“I first met Akon when I was performing with Wyclef at LA’s House Of Blues, a nightclub. Akon liked my singing and immediately decided to work with me,” says Shrivastava.

Guest element

Amitabh Bachchan has sung one of the songs in the album as well. He’s currently negotiating with Bachchan, for an appearance in the video for the album. Shrivastava Raajneeti song

More piya

which topped numerous charts was the singer’s last major hit this year.