You are going to be sick of all the music whose string instruments I rave on about. Well, I like string instruments--and take my word for it, after listening to this track you shall too.
Mahima Dayal (Bawari Basanti) is a new and upcoming artist in India with a fascinating journey of her own. Last year, she finally started releasing her original music and its a service to all of us. I am particularly drawn to young classical musicians in India because it gives me hope that the rich artform may find a way to survive. Artists like Dayal also give space to instrumentalists like Ejaz Hussain who may otherwise remain just another name in the (short) list of sarangi players in the world.
Chalein Kahin is one of those few songs that make you smile through tears you shed marvelling at its beauty. It is not just the sarangi at the beginning, setting a rich stage for what is to follow but Bawari Basanti too, whose voice is too rare and too precious. The emotion seeps through and you never want to stop listening to the track--like ever. At one point, I can actually hear her smile too. Chalein Kahin is infectious and I hope you get the flu.
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About the curator - Aarushi Aggarwal
Aarushi is a senior at college and is majoring in history and international relations. Her music library is as much home to jazz as it is to Indian classical. Her passion for discovering new music far supersedes other equally important things like finishing assignments on time. She loves dogs, coffee and chocolate.