Click on this to go back to home page to hear the recording. Nach Re Mero Mann Nat Hoi

Once my sister, my cousin Archana and I had performed /shared "Akatha Kahani" in Dipali Taneja's house in Kolkata. She is a huge fan of Kabir. She had lots of his works with her and before leaving I had asked her to give me a couple of songs and their meaning so that I can experiment with some composing.
Back in Bangalore, one day I sat with the songs and out jumped a tune for Nach Re. Kabir's meter in writing makes it such a joy to compose. I got really excited about this tune.
Then a couple of weeks later, Vedanth and I were on a two day train journey to Jaipur to join in the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra organised by Kabir Project. We sat down to Jam in the train and ideas started to flow.
We grabbed the recorder before we had too many ideas running away from us. Vedanth started to get infected with the spirit of the song when I started sharing the tune with him. Hearing his guitar got me even more happy. 
We were trying to be as quiet as possible while recording this. When you are on a long journey, it starts to feel like home and the fellow travellers also become good companions. They hardly cared about what we were doing.  
I pressed myself close to the mike and started whispering the song. And Vedanth took off with his guitar. Much later when we heard the recording, the soundscape around us created its own feel. I instantly loved it. It is technically not the best recording but I just love the coming together of different sounds transporting the listener between someother world and an immediate call to reality. 
The "chai chai' seems to have come as a beautiful interlude.

Posted by Bindhumalini

28/7/2012 03:59:30 pm

This has added to the magic of Nach Re! I love the thought of this centuries old composition criss-crossing the country in this brand new avatar! God bless you both, and long may you compose and sing Sant Kabir's marvellous poetry.

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    Bindhu Malini

    A singer and graphic designer from Bangalore


    An independent composer, singer and guitarist from Chennai


    July 2012