Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Bengali baul geet is a folk tradition which derives a lot from sufi philosophy although they are sung mostly by hindu nomadic saints. I intended to compose a song in that mould and ended somewhere in between a baul geet and maajhi (boatman ) geet.
When I composed this tune, I had only one voice in mind - Pradip. I needed a strong deep voice which would be able to deliver the impact of the philosophy that is expounded by the lyricist through the boatman. And I am sure Pradip's voice would have the required depth for delivering this song.
The sax that you hear is the tune of mukhda (pallavi). The voice of Pradip will be added later.