South Africa’s top Hindi singer and drummer, Ramesh Rabikisson, who started his musical career at the tender age of seven is drumming and singing his way to stardom.
Rabikissoon, of unit 7, Eastbury, has now launched his third album entitled, ‘Golden Oldies- hits of yesteryear Volume 3’.
The recording artist hails from a musical background. His eldest brother, Bharath, and youngest brother, Sharoon, are also talented singers and musicians.
Rabikissoon has long dreamed of launching his third album, which comprises of songs by India’s top playback singers and with its release he believes the album will become a household name in the Indian community and music industry.
The 65-year-old father of two added that over the years, he found inspiration in his now late eldest brother, Bharath, who was an exceptional singer and musician.
“The reason I initially started to sing was because of him and I wish to honour his memory by dedicating this album to him. He taught me so much about singing and playing music. I know he would be very proud if he was still around,” said the recording artist.
Rabikissoon performed around the country and received many accolades over the years. Prior to his solo career, Rabikissoon belonged to one of South Africa’s top showbands, Luxmi Melodies, as a founding member.
He has also played with Akashvani Melodies, Yashik Sungeeth, Suhana Sungeeth, and he also sings with his youngest brother’s band, The Bollywood Stars.
He added that in addition to his vocal skills, he also plays jazz drums, rotor drums, congo drums and the octopad.
It took him two years to record his third album with the assistance of Ashwin Ramsumut and Avish Ramkissoon whose recording studio was used to record the album.
“I would like to thank my wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and son-in-law who were with me and supported me every step of the way,” said Rabikissoon.
His wife, Dev, added, “I am extremely proud of my husband and his achievements. This is his third CD and I hope that there will be many more to come. He has a great voice and he is already making efforts toward his fourth album.”
The album can be picked up at Maharaj’s Prayer Goods or you may contact Rabikissoon on 031-502-2610 or 084 807-5838.