All in all it is brilliant listen, evoking feeling of love for the benign Adi Shakti and all her incarnates – the Goddesses of Shakti, Bhakti, Lakshmi, Gyaan, Daya, Love – called lovingly by different names.
Filmy Sansaar – From Pop to Sufi to Gurbani is this a deliberate plan?
Daler Mehndi – I started my music career with singing Gurbani, shifted to Ghazals while I was in the US. It was Pop music that gave me name, fame and recognition. I have been singing Gurbani always, its just that the media is taking notice of it now. Infact I recorded my most successful Gurbani Album title Waheguru, while doing the Coca Cola Tour Daler Da in 1999, and after a 5 year research on Japji Sahib, I recorded it – which I consider as a gift from Guru Sahab to me. I feel belonging to a Sikh family, every sikh has a very Sufi bent of mind. Our Gurus exposed us to the love of Bhagat Bani that of Bhagat Kabir ji, Farid ji amongst other Bhatts (Bards) or Bhagats belonging to various faiths and this spiritual journey in the process made my heart open to other faiths.
I am currently busy with my Pop concerts but singing pop doesn’t type cast me into that genre although my maximum body of work is in that genre. So its not a deliberate plan, I feel it’s a natural progression of an artist, any artist to try various subjects.
Filmy Sansaar – Tell us about this album MAA?
Daler Mehndi – Maa comes from a Live performance that I did in New Delhi on the occasion of Durga Ashtami. Subject wise it comes from a heart which is in gratitude of the Bhagwati – the Adi Shakti. I hadn’t attempted such content earlier. So I sat with my team two days before the performance and composed these three songs while writing the lyrics side by side – for the performance. That the performance will turn out like this is highly gratifying. After the concert the audience came teary eyed.
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