Music is a force that transcends boundaries and assumes just the right shape and tenor to tug at your heartstrings. This is precisely what this new Indian rendition of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” does, sending you into the paradise of auditory bliss. A collaborative project by Baiju Dharmajan and Girish Pradhan of the “Girish and The chronicles” fame, “Sweet Indian Child O’ Mine” is a resurrection of the extremely popular song by American hard rock band, “Guns N’ Roses” which featured on their debut studio album, “Appetite for Destruction” and has cult-like following both globally and in India.
Lovingly nicknamed “God of small things” by his fans, Kerala-based Baiju Dharmajan is known for blending Carnatic influences with Rock solos. He has also performed as the lead guitarist for the Indian rock band, “Motherjane”. And Girish’s Sikkim-based band, “Girish and The chronicles” is known to be the first and the only band from Sikkim to ever have travelled/performed overseas and toured on a national scale.
The American band’s famous song has spawned numerous renditions, performances, and covers in the past. In 2000, the song was covered by Sheryl Crow, which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. It was also performed by Fergie Duhamel of “The Black Eyed Peas” along with Guns N’ Roses’ lead guitarist, Slash during the Super Bowl XLV halftime show.
The Indian Rendition by the two musical virtuosos is winning hearts all over the internet and is sure to do justice to the legacy of the legendary song.
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