Of Cabbages and Kings

April 15, 2007

Fireflies Festival of Music

Filed under: Music, Personal — Chinmayi @ 4:38 pm

It was held at the Fireflies Ashram near Bangalore. I can’t think of very many better ways to spend a night than this – sitting back against a granite step, stars shining in the clear sky that is revealed every time the dark leaves above you sway apart in the breeze, beautiful music wafting up from the stage below the banyan tree that stand in the centre of the arena. Beautiful music all night!

A haunting violin, a Baul with a voice like the wind*, a Balkan song by a Serbian guitarist that makes you want to weep, Quawwali from Nagpur, Veena from Bangaloreaccordians, a sitar with a harp, and the  friendly neighbourhood band from the cafe on church street.

[A blog post by somebody who was also at the festival]

A song by Karthick Das Baul can be downloaded from here

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