Video: Launch of Rekha Bharadwaj’s Debut Rabindrasangeet Album
Rekha Bhardwaj was in the city for releasing her debut Rabindrasangeet album titled “Tagore & We 3”. Also present at the occasion were Mahua Lahiri, Srabani Sen, music composer duo Sourendro and Soumyojit.
“This is a fusion music album where the songs of Tagore have been interpreted globally. The album has nine songs and Rekha ji has sung solos, alaps and duets in this album. When we contacted her for this album, we were not sure whether she will agree to do this. So in an effort to kind of adding leverage to our resume we mentioned that the earlier edition had Sunidhi Chauhan as the guest. She surprised us by saying that she will be glad to work in this album as Srabani di will be singing in this album. What a surprise for us” said Sourendro.
Speaking about her association with Tagore, Rekha Bhardwaj said “I listened to how Srabani Sen sang the songs of Tagore. This helped me to check my pronunciation and prevented me from speaking any word in the wrong way. I have listened to many songs by Tagore from a small age as we had many Bengali neighbors. So that had an impact on my growing up years. I am glad I could do this album”.
Bernd Keul, Omkar, Salim Hassan Chisti, Achim Fink and Schuberts Ave Maria are also featured in this album.
Priced at Rs 150, the album has been brought out by Asha Audio.