Category: Music

Let a thousand sitarists enchant you with Raag Baageshri. Thank you India

The Art of Living hosted a grand symphony of 1200 musicians playing sitar in Delhi, India, November 2008. This event set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of sitarists performing together on one stage.

Brahm Naad, conceived by the Art of Living founder and spiritual guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, has the two-fold purpose of popularizing Indian classical music and epitomizing the unifying power of music to spread the message of peace and harmony.

The music for this enthralling sitar orchestra is based on ancient ragas from the Gandharva Veda, namely Raga Gara, Baageshri and Hansadhwani, which conceptualize the all encompassing love for the Divine.

Sitar exponents from Australia, USA, France, Abu Dhabi and almost all states across India, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi & NCR, among others, were part of this historic ensemble.

O Husna! Piyush Mishra wails about love, Hindustan and Pakistan

India’s amazing Piyush Mishra performing at Coke Studio MTV India.

The song is a letter from one ‘Javed’ who was separated from his lover ‘Husna’ during the bloody Partition of India in 1947 that drew an artificial border dividing the Punjab, dividing millions and causing the slaughter of a million. Here Mishra wails about the helplessness of love in face of politics. Enjoy.