Chaurasia playing the flute to render a soulful version of ‘Sare Jahaan se Achcha’. (Source: Darbar-E-Taj/YouTube)
On India’s 70th Independence Day, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, pays a musical tribute to the sacrifice innumerable freedom fighters of the country made through a unique, instrumental rendition of ‘Sare Jahaan Se Accha’.
For this rendition of the patriotic son, the world-renowned flautist has been accompanied by Pandit Kalinath Mishra on the tabla and Arun Solanki on percussion. There is a particular section in the piece wherein Chaurasia and Mishra indulge in a lovely jugalbandi, which really makes this piece memorable.
The song has been uploaded by Darbar-E-Taj — a YouTube channel dedicated to Indian classical music. India’s popular social video platform — #fame has produced and conceptualised the music video. According to agencies, Chaurasia said the national song perfectly encapsulates the feeling of what it means to be an Indian. “It evokes great pride in our national identity in every citizen, be it young or old, making it the perfect choice to celebrate the spirit of Independence”, he said in a statement.
In what could be called as ending on a high note, Shubh Mukherji, son of popular playback singer Shaan, sings the first two lines of the song without any music.
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“This is a song that all of us have grown up singing and listening to. While the composition in itself is deeply steeped in patriotism and national pride, having a legend like Pandit Hari ji deliver such a wonderful rendition, makes it transcendentally beautiful,” said Shaan.
“It is a huge honour for my son to be a part of this ode to the country and its people”, the proud father said.
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