This Is My Song: Aabha Hanjura  

The Kashmiri folk-fusion artist moves seamlessly from a Punjabi wedding music, “Kale Rang Da Paranda,” to her most modern single, “Madano”

Anurag Tagat
Aug 10, 2022

Aabha Hanjura. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Our most modern episode of This Is My Song parts singer and composer Aabha Hanjura. The Bengaluru-primarily primarily based Kashmiri artist talks to us about her rendition of the Punjabi track “Kale Rang Da Paranda,” wedding songs and her EP Sufistication People Courses

Following the video Q&A, Hanjura has gone on to originate her most modern Hindi/Kashmiri music “Madano,” supplemented with a music video directed by the artist herself. It’s a collaboration with composer-guitarist Kalyan Baruah, and Hanjura says they first met whereas engaged on a venture provocative music director duo Sachin-Jigar.  

Baruah adds a soft, soft-rock edge to “Madano,” which is told from Hanjura’s standpoint of newfound love. For her section, Hanjura infuses ghazal influences to the music, featuring lyrics written by Neeraj Rajawat. She says about teaming up with Baruah, “I the truth is enjoy labored with a bunch of producers, but with him [Baruah] it became like a lope – it became resplendent easy and that’s primarily the most simple thing about the blueprint in which all of it got right here together. He in actual fact played to my strengths and pushed me in a brand contemporary direction with this music.”  

Hanjura terms the mix of rock and ghazal styles in “Madano” as the “sweet plot” of genres she loves. “In actuality, the music started in a out of the ordinary direction, in Kashmiri, and then I wished to ship Hindi into it. But I became particular the soul of the music has to defend ‘Madano,’ which strategy ‘beloved’ in Kashmiri. Additionally, in Hindi, ‘Madan’ is additionally a title for Krishna, the quintessential lover,” she says.  

Because the dreamy, uplifting sound and words of “Madano” took shape, Hanjura had already pictured “a in actual fact neat panorama in its video.” That got right here to fruition even before the pandemic, when she performed on the Reth Competition in Jaisalmer in early 2020 as section of her India tour. She adds, “K.P. Singh, who organizes the Reth Competition, helped me to bag this wonderful space [resort hotel The Bordi] and I entirely fell in love when I saw it and I knew it became the put I’d shoot ‘Madano.’”  

Helming the manufacturing, blueprint and styling of the music video, she known as on filmmaker Sujish Das from manufacturing house Imagine Buddha in Bengaluru to work on modifying and animation. All in all, Hanjura says she continuously enjoys leading music videos as an self reliant artist. “I resplendent love the total process, I the truth is enjoyed it and I hope people will like this video. It’s very varied from my varied videos,” she adds.  

Gaze the video for “Madano” below.  

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