This project is a collection of three music videos. Originally, planned to be a 3-video series sponsored by Anahad Foundation, an NGO that works for the upliftment of folk musicians in India. Although two videos were produced under the scope of the sponsor, the plans for the third video were disrupted due to the pandemic. A self-sponsored music video was done as a replacement. Below is a brief description of the final three videos, each with its distinct genre and style of picturization.
Kajri: ‘Kajri’ is a genre of semi-classical singing that originated in Uttar Pradesh. The song was performed by Urmila Srivastava; an eminent singer of this genre and shot in Mirzapur (UP).
Machali: ‘Machali’ was the name of perhaps the most famous tigress from India. This song is dedicated to her beauty. Shot in Ranthambore National Park, where Machali once reigned, and performed by various Indian and International artists.
Bageshree: ‘Bageshree’ is an Indian Classical Raga said to be first sung by Miyan Tansen. The song is a sitar solo performed by Yoav Fekete and shot in the scenic village of Kalga, Himachal Pradesh.
Classical music, Folk music, Mirzapur, Music Videos, Sitar