In every direction, let this be the philosophy. One heart, one colour, one soul. There are no boundaries here. The earth is open, open is the sky.
I was hooked on this track from the very first time I heard it. Another Nitin Sawhney compilation.
Translation from some kind person on YouTube
Nadiya bair bhai
(Even the Rivers have turned hostile)
Mora saiyyan bulave
(My lover beckons me)
(But you wouldn’t listen)
It’s Monday 19th December and Christmas is this coming weekend, if you still didn’t know, the festive music blasting its way at every street corner should be a cold enough reminder.
I looked out of the window and although the sky was grey and the cold bitter, the blackness of the trees was striking and it propped up some nice images. It also reminded of a song I listened to a while back so I thought, lets work towards the festive weekend with some calming music. Why? Because for most of us, this weekend will be hustle and bustle, handling hot trays of vegetables and meat, ducking and diving out of each other’s way in the kitchen, then snoozing afterwards.
I am going to (try and) upload a track once a day this week, from a favourite artist of mine, Nitin Sawhney. I started listening to his music when my love for Asian Underground music started evolving. Hoping you enjoy some of the tracks this week. Some of the tracks will not feature subtitles, so I will try to translate.
I found the translation for this track on YouTube, see below.
Why the cuckoo sings in the Autumn season and why the rainy season darkens the sky when I meet my beloved. Why the weather changes why colour is fully sprinkled during black nights. Yes, after meeting with you my every limb trembles. Look, my dear, my body and soul is dancing. The bracelet on foot tinkles and produces a song. There is a link with you in this song. Why weather changes in this season.