Ab Toh Jaag – Deepa Nair Rasiya

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London-born singer-songwriter Deepa Nair Rasiya may have commenced her musical voyage with Carnatic traditions, but she has not ignored the North Indian side too and, with the blending of two music worlds [Western and Indian], results in the vocalist/composer conquering the world with this amazing track, “Ab Toh Jaag”, based on a poem written by legendary 17th century poet Bulleh Shah, who practised the Sufi tradition of Punjabi poetry.  The song radiates the confidence from master craftsman in sound engineering and production KJ Singh, who also doubles up in playing drums and bass. “Ab Toh Jaag” is a brilliantly constructed Sufi confection with top-flight support from Sanjoy Das [guitars], Partha Paul [keyboards], and Manas Kumar [violin]. Deepa’s turns on phrasing, along with her tight compositional skills, create a fresh sound and perspective all of her own, resulting in a classic platter buoyed by several moments of sheer brilliance.

Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/deepanairrasiya

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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