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Sajna – Sraboni Chaudhuri

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While “Sajna” talks about a woman’s yearning for her beloved and an anticipation of being united with her male counterpart, this music video supports the talent of singer Sraboni Chaudhuri whose rendition of the song has been undertaken in a semi-classical  Hindustani style with traditional instruments like the harmonium, tanpura, tabla [by Kishor Pande] and sarangi [by Sandeep Mishra]. The video features Sraboni, of course who, besides singing in a studio, is also shown wearing her make-up, along with the original musicians who perform on the track. This simple, special effects-free video from Rohan D’Souza is precisely the reason what makes it so effective, much like “Sajna”, the song itself, a selection that has its own structure and content which cannot be defined strictly as classical or as folk, but still remains essential hearing for listeners of thumris, thanks to the distinctive vocals from Sraboni Chaudhuri.

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

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Sajna – Sraboni Chaudhuri

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For the uninitiated, thumri is a genre of semi-classical Indian music that is both romantic and devotional in nature, often focusing on a girl’s love for Krishna. The lyrics are usually written in dialects of Hindi called Brajbhasha, Avadhi, Khadi Boli, and Bhojpuri dialects. Welcome the talented Sraboni Chaudhuri into the fold, both as a disciple of the legendary Shobha Gurtu, and on her own accord with the performance of “Sajna”, a selection that has its own structure and content which cannot be defined strictly as classical or as folk, but still remains essential hearing for listeners of thumris with Sraboni’s voice providing the common thread.

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

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.