Panaji, (UNI): Famous European pop group Boney M, which created
waves all over the world in the 1970s, arrived here yesterday
evening to perform today as part of the International Film Festival
of India (IFFI) celebrations.
The group now led by husband-wife duo of Marcia Barrettes and
Marcuis James have chosen numbers from their new album 'Coming to
Life' besides some of the old favourite hits for the concert.
Addressing a press conference here, Maria said they were very
excited to be in India again, and look forward to a thrilling
Maria is the only one from the original band in the group who
has come here.
The orginal Boney M was a Euro dance, pop and disco group
masterminded by German Record producer Frank Farian in the
Frank Farian recorded the single "Baby Do You Wanna Bump?" in
1975, doing vocals of the song himself.
Released under the name Boney M, the number became a hit in the
Netherlands and Belgium. Then Farian hired a team of dancers and
vocalists to 'front' the group. They were West Indian artists
working in London, Germany and the Netherlands-- singers Marcia
Barrett and Liz Mitchell, model Maizie Williams, and DJ Bobby
However, the line-up of the group has gone through numerous
changes over the period.