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News |  27 Sep 2018 17:35 |  By RnMTeam

Many of my own songs have been folk based-Amit Trivedi

MUMBAI: Amit Trivedi, the Bollywood's hottest music director has a surprise in store as he explores folk music from around the country, shows how he weaves it into film songs and jams with folk musicians in an incredibly high voltage set. Be prepared for an amalgam of folk from across the country fusion and Bollywood at the third season of Paddy Fields to be held in Mumbai on 6 and 7 October at NESCO Garden

This year’s Paddy field is based on the theme that explores the similarities between Indian Folk Music and Indian Classical Music. Amit shares his insight, “Folk music is innate and people performing it are usually born with it. It is the music of the soil and that state. So, there is no Guru or guide per se. However, Indian Classical music needs that taleem and riyaaz to understand the nuances of the music.”

This year the festival will feature some of the biggest names in the music fraternity like Kaushiki Chakraborty, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Malini Awasthi among many others. Amit is going to present his understanding of folk music. “India has a vast portfolio of folk music Every state has a unique form of music and instruments. Therefore, it is great exploring those streams of music.”

He further adds, “If I have to pick one favorite form music it would be difficult. But, the one closest to me is from my homeland-Gujarat and the neighboring state of Rajasthan. It has a very distinct sound.”

Bollywood has over the years represented the folk music at its best. Amit says, “yes there have been many folk music-based songs and they are good. Many of my own songs have been folk based. The recent songs from the movie Loveyatri, based on Gujarat folk music are great and I really liked them.”

Divya Kumar, would be singing with him for the show and Amit says, “His voice has an earthy texture which is brilliant. He also sings almost every type of folk music, which makes him multi-talented.