RemoHe’s the original Indian rockstar, pathbreaking in more ways than one. When he chose to sidestep the Hindi-dominated Bollywood music scene and instead focus on English pop and rock, with lyrics reflecting the socio-political realities of the time, he broke the mould of what Indian music sounded like. And he’s been doing it ever since.

With musical influences that range from his native Goan to Portuguese, incorporating Mauritian Sega tunes along with Latin and African ones, he created a paradigm where none existed. That didn’t mean he didn’t have fun doing it. A livewire performer who sings in no less than five languages, Remo went on to perform with the likes of Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, apart from lending his voice to cult Bollywood tracks and ad films. But it’s in his distinctive, sometimes-soulful, sometimes-spirited version of Goan rock that Remo truly shines. Watch out for some magic, Goa-style!