TOP BOLLYWOOD SINGERS IN COLLABORATION FOR JAZZ FUNK ALBUM VENTURE Lyricist Melvyn Rodrigues signs Sunidhi Chauhan and Vasundhara Das to bring his Konkani compositions alive Sunidhi Chauhan, Vasundhara Das and Soumya Rao have been penciled in to sing in the Konkani jazz-funk venture, called 'Dini Dini', put together by it's lyricist Melvyn Rodrigues and Dubai-based music composer Alwyn Fernandes. The 8-song album has been launched worldwide in the month of January 2006. For this effort, the Bollywood crooners have joined a galaxy of well-known singers who live in different parts of the world but share a common Konkani heritage. They are brought together by 'Kavita', a trust which works for the promotion and promulgation of Konkani-language poetry, and by Daijiworld.com, a premier website focusing on news from the Konkan coast in western India. Dini Dini is perhaps the first music album that features so many Indian singing sensations together. Rodrigues and his composer, Alwyn, have converted their album into a global effort, inviting well-known singers such as Goa's evergreen voice Lorna, south Indian singer Guru Kiran, Rony D'Cunha, Warren D'Souza and Joy Fernandes (all from Kuwait), Alwyn Fernandes (Dubai) and Adolf Jayatilak from Mangalore. Alwyn Fernandes, one of the most talented young film music directors and an accomplished guitarist, has composed and arranged music for this album. Fernandes has earlier assisted Hindi music director Sandeep Chowtha in arranging hit scores for movies such as Satya, Vaastav, Mast, Jungle, Shool, Jab Dil Kisi Pe Aata Hai and many others. He has also worked together with Kannada music director Guru Kiran for over eight years and was the music director for Kannada movies Jackpot and Praana. 'Dini Dini' consists of three each of male and female solos, one duet, and a trio. Recording of songs have been done in Kuwait, Mumbai and Bangalore, while the editing was finalized by P. Balaraman and Hareendranath, highly respected sound engineers in Mumbai. All sale proceeds from this album will towards establishing a permanent fund to conduct an annual Konkani poetry competition among high school students in Karnataka, South India.