Bickram Ghosh’s Independence Day song features established as well as new talents

Bickram Ghosh has composed Yeh desh, a special song for Independence Day. Photo: Trisha Ashar

Ahead of Independence Day, globally-renowned tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh has composed a special song, Yeh desh, in collaboration with multiple musicians and singers.

The video features prominent instrumentalists from across the country. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt graces the Mohan Veena, Ronu Majumdar is on the flute, Purbayan Chatterjee plays the sitar, and Tajhesh Vaidya plays the Veena while Ghosh takes charge of the tabla and percussion instruments.

Bickram Ghosh, who was recently honored with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (Akademi Puraskar) in the ‘Contemporary’ category, says, “Yeh desh is about the spirit of our country. I thought it would be wonderful to create an anthem to celebrate 76 years of our Independence by collaborating with both established musicians and newcomers. When we were young, there were so many other patriotic songs that used to be played on TV. I thought that we needed to have a song that matched the energy of the current generation. So when I was composing it, I kept the song purposely high in energy.”

The song, conceptualized by Bickram, features Shaan, Richa Sharma, Hariharan, Mahalakshmi lyer, Kavita Seth, Rishi Singh, Deboshmita Roy, Chirag Kotwal, Mohammed Faiz, Bidipta Chakraborty, Senjuti Das, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ronu Majumdar, Purbayan Chatterjee and Rajesh Vaidhya.






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