“I started singing at the age of 7 in a little suburb in Durban, South Africa. Since then I always wanted to be a singer. When I was 12 years old, a famous singer from India toured our country and heard me sing. He remarked that I was born in the wrong country and should be in India. I yearned all my schooling years to go to India. Is it karma? I eventually went to India after high school but music still seemed far away. Once I was wandering in a village in Northern India, hot with fever and in desperateness to find my voice. I came across a temple of Lord Krishna and sat down to sing. It was quiet and only myself before the Deity of Krishna. But when I opened my eyes the priest was sitting nearby. He said to me ‘in your voice lies the sound of Krishna’s flute’ Then I began to understand my journey with the mystical flute player.’
While this album is surely my life’s journey …… when you listen to the music, you will embark on your own journey of life. Dive deep into it and experience wondrous things happen to you.
Each track tells a story …..
The album is intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It can be used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, dance, ramp music, as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in your home or other environments.
Yet each track is not slow and meditative…..each track carries a different element from slow, to waltz, to street dancing and more.
The compositions include both electronic forms and acoustic forms, featuring instruments such as flutes, piano, acoustic guitar and a wide variety of non-western acoustic instruments such as the bamboo flute, sarangi, bulbul tarang and batajon.
And off course it is all tuned up with my vocal arrangements. My voice weaves in and out of the sound of different instruments and dives deep into your soul.
KRISHNA, THE FLUTE PLAYER
Composed and Arranged: Rajeev Mahavir and Shashika Mooruth
Lyrics: Rajeev Mahavir and Shashika Mooruth
Flute: Rakesh Chaurasia and Atul Sharma
Sarangi: Sandeep Mishra
Batajon: Rajeev Mahavir
Bulbul Tarang: Pradeep Pandit
Chorus: Yash Mahavir, Malhar Mahavir, Saahil Sultanpuri
Concept and design: Shashika Mooruth
Produced, Published and Marketed by URJA MUSIC
1) The Flute Breathes - Shashika Mooruth feat. Rakesh Chaurasia
Composer: Rajeev Mahavir Time: 7:52
2) Conversations with a Flute - Shashika Mooruth
Composer: Shashika Mooruth Time: 3:40
3) On the Beat - Shashika Mooruth feat. Rakesh Chaurasia
Composer: Rajeev Mahavir Time: 6:26
4) Deep in the Forest - Shashika Mooruth
Composer: Shashika Mooruth Time: 3:57
5) It's Sa Ga Sa Ga Ma - Shashika Mooruth
Composer: Rajeev Mahavir Time: 5:55
6) The Inner Calling - Shashika Mooruth
Composer: Shashika Mooruth Time: 3:37
7) Kirtan Mela - Shashika Mooruth feat. Rajeev Mahavir
Composer: Rajeev Mahavir Time: 4:53
8) The Master and His Magic - Shashika Mooruth feat. Rajeev Mahavir
Composer: Rajeev Mahavir Time: 5:29
9) The Soul Dances - Shashika Mooruth
Composer: Shashika Mooruth Time: 3:29