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Press Release |  26 Aug 2016 14:41 |  By RnMTeam

Dhruv Dhalla and Kavita Seth collaborate for a Janmashtami song

MUMBAI: To pay an ode to Lord Krishna award winning singer Kavita Seth and music composer Dhruv Dhalla collaborated for a Janmashtami song.

The ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ music composer re-created the charm of the popular bhajan ‘Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari’ and lent it a contemporary feel, infusing an eclectic element with live tablas, flutes and sitar. Kavita Seth lent her soulful voice to this new age bhajan, enhancing its power and melody. What makes this rendition of ‘Shri Krishna Govind’ special is the fact that whilst maintaining the essence of this quintessential bhajan, Dhruv and Kavita have given it a Sufi spirit - giving it a contemporary yet devotional feel, which will strike a chord not just with devotees, but all music lovers. The song released on on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtmi, 25 August 2016.

Indian hymns and chants have been a source of musical inspiration for Dhruv who has also produced the ‘Hanuma Chalisa’ in a modern epic avatar. This five minute rendition of the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ portrays Lord Hanuman as a modern day super hero. Thus the sound is edgy with ample use of orchestral music and harmonies, thereby balance between Indian shlokas and world orchestral music. The ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ by Dhruv Dhalla is available on iTunes and Youtube.

This singer-composer duo has earlier collaborated on Dhruv’s version of ‘Vande Mataram’ exclusively for the India Music Network. The vocals for the same were by Dhruv and Kavita Seth. The song had an emotional undertone and reflected patriotism with its music. It expressed a feeling of how every Indian would feel and becomes the common voice of the nation with its epic chorus.

Commenting on the collaboration with Kavita and re-creating popular bhajans, Dhruv Dhalla says, "Indian hymns and bhajans have been a part of our culture since time immemorial. However, I feel that somewhere they are losing their flavor, especially with the youth. Non film music is a rising genre, and I want to recreate and revive the magic and soulfulness of these hymns, giving them a modern musical twist and adding a touch of world music, so as to strike a chord with the youth. Kavita Ji and I, have collaborated on various projects, and her soul stirring, sufi voice does perfect justice to these chants. Also, releasing this music online is possibly the best way to connect with the youth, since we live in a digitally connected world, and music consumption is largely online.”