Dil E Nadan

Dil E Nadan (Band) Biography

Dil e nadan was formed in 1957 by the late Usaf Khan and Ramnarine Moonilal. Dil e nadan won the Prime Minister’s Trophy for best indian orchestration which was judged by the late great Mohammed Rafi 1962. The band enjoyed a lot of success in the years to follow and dominated the local indian industry.

In the 80’s the band toured mainly Canada,Guyana and Suriname and boasted the best local singers the country had at the time. (Nazimool and Ruby, Ras Nancoo). In the mid 80’s Ramnarine’s two sons Rennie and Raymond joined the group as percussionists then moving on to trumpets, and then Guitars and Keyboards. With the push from then manager Haseeb Majid ,Raymond started his career as a lead singer. He entered the national duet singing competition with Swarsati Maraj in 1989 and won first place. This proved to be the start of the rise of the Indian Culture among the youths in Trinidad and Tobago.

The next year (1990) Raymond entered Mastana Bahar where he placed Second in the grand finals (a result which still has unanswered questions). Rennie the eldest of the brothers also sang in the finals.That same year the youngest of the brothers Richard joined the band as a Tabla and Dholak player. The band did their first show in New York in 1993 at York College in Queens. (the show was sold out 1 week in advance) Then in 1996 the band was signed to Soca Paradise (Ramesh Singh) and released there first C.D. People’s Choice.

The success seemed to have just started as the band became the first band to tour Holland and Spain in 1997. In 1999 Richard became the youngest manager in Trinidad at only 19. Soon after dil e nadan became the first chutney group to perform at the world renowned Brass Festival and Youth fest. Dil e nadan holds the record for the most awards at the 103fm awards show (24).The band is currently sponsored by Bmobile and Stag. Dil e nadan recently signed a Five year deal in Holland with Bollywood LTD for performances in Europe.

Press:

“Chutney Farm won Dil-E-Nadan the Album of the Year Award at 2009 103FM Hall of Fame and Music Awards”
Wayne Bowman – Trinidad Express

“Won Song of the Year for “Chutney Farm” at 2009 103FM Hall of Fame and Music Awards”
Wayne Bowman – Trinidad Express

“Ramnarine “Tole” Moonilal was also on this night inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
Wayne Bowman – Trinidad Express

“The Ramnarine brothers have performed in North America, Europe and throughout the Caribbean.”
Trinidad Express

“Dil-e-Nadan’s ‘Generation 3’ steals the show”
Carolyn Kissoon – Trinidad Express

“A source of inspiration for young male singers coming up.”
Trinidad Express

“Won the title of Best Music Band on the road for Carnival”
Trinidad Express

“Ramnarine continues to be considered a heart-throb among his female fans”
Trinidad Express

“Be charmed by Raymond Ramnarine and his band Dil-E-Nadan.”
Trinidad Guardian

“Tears of joy fell from the eyes of local singing sensation Raymond Ramnarine, when he performed on stage for the first time with his son Varun.”
SHASTRI BOODAN – Trinidad Guardian

“Clearly the star of the night was Raymond Ramnarine.”
SHASTRI BOODAN – Trinidad Guardian

“Big band Dil E Nadan, created madness with a flurry of chutney and soca hits.”
Kevon Felmine – Trinidad Guardian

“Chutney icon, Ramnarine Moonilal, was honoured with a lifetime award for dedication and commitment to the chutney art form.”
Kevon Felmine – Trinidad Guardian

“…fans flocked to the club to get up close and personal with Ramnarine.”
CATHERINE COPELAND – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Happy fans rushed to the front of the stage, screaming, “I love you, Raymond” and trying to get hold of him.”
CATHERINE COPELAND – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“The climax of the night was when Ramnarine and members of Dil-e-Nadan crew took to the stage”
CATHERINE COPELAND – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“… fans were reluctant to leave.”
Carolyn Kissoon – Sunday Express

“And when he appeared… the crowd went wild.”
Carolyn Kissoon – Sunday Express

“Hundreds turned out to celebrate the birthday of one of the country’s most popular cross-over entertainers-Raymond Ramnarine.”
Carolyn Kissoon – Sunday Express

“Raymond gets wild at birthday bash.”
Carolyn Kissoon – Sunday Express

“Ramnarine had the crowds dancing to “Basanti” and “Dil Kya Kare”. ”
Seeta Persad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday

“Dil-E-Nadan picked up the Most Requested Band award and I won the King of Chutney and Bollywood award. This was presented by Paul Rampersad of Hot Like Pepper Promotions,” Ramnarine said”
Seeta Persad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday

“Trinidad and Tobago’s gifted singer Raymond Ramnarine was awarded “Best Internatioanl Singer” by the governor of Den Hague, Frits Goedgedrag”
Seeta Persad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday

“Dil-E-Nadan had members of the foreign media, especially those from Latin America and USA, dancing through its entire repertoire ”
Peter Ray Blood – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Said by many to be the most outstanding band for C2K9”
Peter Ray Blood – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“On the main stage, my pick for act of the day was Dil-e-Nadan, featuring vocalists Raymond and Richard Ramnarine.”
Peter Ray Blood – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Raymond Ramnarine proved once again why he is a favourite amongst the women.”
Adrian Boodan – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“The Gasparillo crooner melted hearts”
Adrian Boodan – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Ramnarine was the star of the night.”
Adrian Boodan – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“TT’s heartthrob Raymond Ramnarine”
Seeta Persad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday

“He mesmerised the crowds”
Seeta Persad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday

“The highlight of the night was local singer Raymond Ramnarine.”
Carolyn Kissoon – Trinidad and Tobago Express

“The stage then belonged to Raymond Ramnarine …as he serenaded the thousands of women in the audience into a frenzy. ”
Adrian Boodan – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Rennie’s warm and melodic voice filled the hall.”
Adrian Boodan – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Local singing sensation Raymond Ramnarine thrilled patrons”
Adrian Boodan – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“The versatile singers delivered a range of songs and music proving once again to be among the best. ”
Ariti Jankie – Trinidad and Tobago Express

“The Ramnarine brothers Richard, Raymond and Rennie, were also in top form lighting up the night with fast and sweet dance music.”
Ariti Jankie – Trinidad and Tobago Express

“Dil-e-Nadan had the crowd going crazy”
Catherine Copeland – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

“Dil-E-Nadan took the stage with a riveting performance.”
Carolyn Kissoon – Trinidad and Tobago Express

Here are the links to some of their music. You can follow more of their music on chutneymusic.com





Source: https://www.discogs.com/artist/4803267-Dil-E-Nadan