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After Anindya Chatterjee, an African-Canadian musician impresses Chanchal Chowdhury

Earlier, he sang Anindya Chattopadhyay’s Bhindeshi Tara and a lot more Bengali songs.

After Anindya Chatterjee, an African-Canadian musician impresses Chanchal Chowdhury
Chanchal chowdhury and Zoutenn
  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 05.17 AM, May 03, 2023

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African-Canadian musician Steve Pathe Zoutenn has been singing Indian songs, including a variety of Bengali songs, for a while. Earlier, he came to the news after rendering Anindya Chattopadhyay’s Bhindeshi Tara. Now, he mesmerised his audience after singing Sada Sada Kala Kala from the Bangladeshi film Hawa. After he released the video, none other than actor Chanchal Chowdhury reached out to him. 

Zoutenn hails from the Central African Republic and currently lives in Montreal, Canada. After listening to the song, Chanchal browsed his page and heard more songs in Bengali. Then he reached out to him over social media messenger. “I thanked him and conveyed my love. In reply, he wrote, ‘Thank you so much, sir. This means a lot to me. I am a big fan of your work. I actually got inspired by a video of you and your son singing the Sada Sada Kala Kala song on Facebook. After watching your video a couple of times I decided to sing this song’.”

Zoutenn’s timeline is full of Reels of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali Rabindrasangeet, and other Indian language songs. When OTTplay reached out to Zoutenn, he told us, “My association with Indian music started when I was five years old. My brother took me to watch a Bollywood film, Disco Dancer. I immediately fell in love with the songs. In Africa, you cannot escape music. French was my natural language. Later, I moved to Canada to study and work. I am a software developer. During the lockdown, I started working from home. It became very boring and miserable. I started learning a new language. I picked Hindi for my love of music. My teacher and I decided to sing Hindi songs to learn the language better. And then gradually, I started my Instagram page and people loved my effort. I started getting a lot of requests. I sang Marathi and other Indian language songs.”