Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Radio, TV didn't encourage Indipop: Lesle Lewis

Indian composer Leslie Lewis, fondly known as 'Lezz', says pop music was not given its due credit in India post nineties.


Radio, TV didn't encourage Indipop: Lesle Lewis (© Facebook)

New Delhi: Composer Lesle Lewis, who introduced the concept of fusion in India with singer Hariharan, says pop music in India was at its peak in the nineties but lost popularity when TV and radio stopped playing them.

The musician duo formed Colonial Cousins in 1992 and under the band they churned out many Indo-Western albums including 'The Way We Do It', 'Aatma' and many more.

"People should respect every genre of music. They should listen what they like. But every genre of music has its own identity and we should not tamper with them," Lewis told PTI.

Lewis is currently working with MTVs Coke Studio as a singer and mentor and said this TV series has given folk and fusion music their due credit.

The 51-year-old has recently launched his new album 'Colonial Cousins Once More' with Hariharan.

"It was a nice experience. I enjoyed working with Hariharan," he added.

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