Author: Rashmi Agarwal
Contributor(s)/Artis: Rashmi Agarwal
Publisher: Mystica Music
ISBN/UPC (if available): AC S - 07010
This music CD carries the following tracks:
1. Rang De Maul
2. Dekho Ree
3. Ranjha Ranjha
4. Tap Tap Jal Jal
5. Tori Surat
6. Gall samajh Laee
7. Kee Bedarda
8. Ab Lagan Lagi
9. Rang De Maula (Remix)
Singer: Rashmi Agarwal
Rang De Maula is an exquisite collection of mystical Sufi poetry, beautifully expressed in the mellifluous voice of the versatile singer, Rashmi Agarwal. The album has eight songs. All the songs are set on a wonderful fusion of Indian classical music with global rhythms and create an enchanting ambience.
The rich poetry of Hazrat Amir Khusro is melodiously presented in the songs, Rang De Maula and Tori Surat, which depict the intense longing of a lover to be one with the beloved almighty. The soul stirring poetry of Baba Bulleh Shah is magnificently presented in the tracks, Ranjha Ranjha which speaks of the immortal and divine love of Heer-Ranjha and Dekho Ree which is an emotional love song depicting spiritual folklore by him. The tracks, Kee Bedarda and Ab Lagan Lagi are also the adaptations and translations of his graceful verses, which evoke profound feelings of love and devotion. Another resonating track, Gall Samajh Laee is beautifully woven by bringing together the impeccable poetry of Baba Bulleh Shah and Sant Kabir. This composition is presented in ‘Raga Bhairavi’. The mesmerizing track, Tap Tap Jal Jal is a soulful rendition of Baba Sheikh Farid's poetry. It is based on ‘Raga Malkauns’, and the music treatment is a fusion of Indian classical with rock (distortion guitars), strings (western classical) and rhythm (post modern European). This song reflects the seeker's eagerness to be one with God - her ultimate 'Pia'.
The album ends with the remix of the title track, Rang De Maula. All the songs convey different emotions and melodies making Rang De Maula, a synthesis of traditional poetry and contemporary music. Rang De Maula is a sheer delight for Sufi music lovers!