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Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 with movie music

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The time couldn’t be more perfect to bring auspiciousness back to our lives by welcoming the remover of obstacles in our homes. This year Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 10. So let’s ‘Shri Ganesh’ the celebratory spirit by listening to these top-notch Bollywood songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha. All the music videos are in the YouTube video below, simply fast forward to the track you want, or click the menu top right in the video. 1. ‘Mourya Re’ from ‘Don’ (2011) Featuring none other than Shah Rukh Khan, this song is a must-have for the Ganpati celebrations.The song captures the raw and real essence of the celebration in Mumbai — with music, dance, devotion and huge crowds. SRK aces the street-style look with a white shirt and a piece of religious yellow cloth tied around his forehead.Sung by Shankar Mahadevan, …

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WATCH: Enjoy Enjaami playlist – covers and lyrics

'ENJOY ENJAAMI' BY DHEE FT. ARIVU

Ever since the hit Tamil Song Enjoy Enjaami dropped a few months ago, it’s skyrocketed. This will be the song you talk about in 50 years. We’ve put together a playlist just in case you’re one of those mix-tape ous with your favourite singer 20 different ways and sideways. Its music aside, the lyrics and meanings are resonating with Tamil people in India and the Diaspora. The timing of the song is perfect, coming in after the Farmer’s protests in India and the general sense of hopelessness wrought by covid. Artists are flocking to the song, churning out their own covers and interpretations. The vocals only version: Prithika The Diaspora:  n X t – sister duo Canadian sistes N X T The Celeb-lets-get-on-this version The youth: Rebecca Rajesh | 5 years old https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_Pe9Fb9Uc The Classical Dance: Bharathanatyam Cover The guy …

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A short, punchy Govinda (Ekadashi) playlist

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Ekadashi Special – Maithili, Rishav and Ayachi Thakur Maithili Thakur Radha Rani – Suprabha KV  Govinda – George Harrison Lord Vishnu – Spiritual Chants Thirumala Vaasa – Usha Read: What is ekadashi and how to celebrate it? Ekadashi fasting times 2021 Sweet ekadashi song by Suprabha KV – Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murari https://www.deezer.com/en/album/676033?autoplay=true

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The hard road to success for YouTube star Maithili Thakur

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Maithili Thakur was born in the small state of Bihar in extreme northern India. In fact, the language in her region is called Mathili, which also happens to be a name for Sri Sita. Maithili, along with her two brothers, Rishav and Ayachi were trained by their father in Indian classic music, harmonium and table. The brothers provide backing instruments in nearly all of Mathili’s videos. Years of struggle “I was born in 2000, in the Madhubani district of Bihar, India. I grew up in a village in a remote area – there was no electricity and most people were farmers, herding cows. I didn’t go to school as there was no school in the area. My father lived away much of the time, in Delhi, establishing himself as a music teacher. He taught his students in their homes.” Thanks …

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WATCH: The Tamil protest song ‘Enjoy Enjaami’ that’s lighting the world up with 100m views

'ENJOY ENJAAMI' BY DHEE FT. ARIVU

‘Enjoy Enjaami’ tells the story of exploited tea plantation labour and was an immediate hit, with cross-cultural appeal in India and the diaspora. The hit, written by Arivu with the stunning Tamil vocals of Dhee, is as much a serious protest piece as it is about killer dance beats. The song is clear about the link of the people with the land, and how they built so much infrastructure in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius (and South Africa) and then we’re sent back to the cities without benefitting from any of the land they worked on. The video and music have their fair share of African influences, but the rap is not out of place. Rap was always the musical voice of the oppressed, poor and disenfranchised. “If rap is about story-telling, my grandmother is the world’s best story-teller,” says …

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New book on MS Subbulakshmi

New book on MS Subbulakshmi

If you are a lover of reading and of Carnatic music then you will enjoy the book on MS Subbulakshmi by Keshav Desiraju who brings to life many stories from this world. This is one more of the many books that have been written on MS in English, Tamil and other languages. MS was one of the artistes who was in the forefront of the Tamil Isai movement including Tamil and bhakti songs in the Carnatic repertoire. The Hindu reports: The life and music of M.S. Subbulakshmi continues to capture the interest of several writers. Who she was, where she came from, and what she became forms the canvas of most books. If the journey of M.S.’s life is the journey of her music, the reverse is true as well. Of Gifted Voice: The Life and Art of M.S. Subbulakshmi …

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LISTEN: WILLOW SMITH and JAHNAVI HARRISON Bhakti songs from R I S E

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Willow Smith released six tracks of Bhakti songs together with kirtan musican Jahnavi Harrison. In the search for a deeper connection and “inner calm” the two worked together to create a spiritual, meditation and uplifting collection of Sanskrit mantas. The tracks are inspired by sacred texts of the bhakti tradition. “Willow and I met through mutual friends at an event I was leading,” Jahnavi revealed. “We connected through the beautiful music of kirtan – a musical form of meditation that uses call and response singing of mantras to open the heart and connect with the Divine. “Feeling how deeply it affected us personally, we felt inspired to spread this music further, and knew that something unique and special could come from bringing together our different sounds and musical influences. I love what we’ve created and especially feel really hopeful that …

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Gandhi’s favourite Gujarati bhajan goes global

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Artists from 124 countries recreate ‘Vaishnava Jan To’. Flashback Friday: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, artists from over 124 countries contributed in paying homage to the Father of the Nation through his favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’. The famous Gujarati hymn was penned by the 15th century poet Narsimha Mehta and was one of the favourite bhajans of Gandhi, who included it into the roster of prayers routinely sung before his meetings. During the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference (MGISC) and in the presence of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Gutierrez, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti, launched a medley version of the bhajan, sung by artists from over 124 countries. All Indian Missions …

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