Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has devoted a tune titled “Nilamani” to the individuals of her house state, Odisha, and different individuals who braved the tremendous cyclone Amphan.
The music video of “Nilamani” celebrates the resilience of these affected by Amphan, whereas placing a highlight on conventional arts and artistes. It’s a tune she sang in Oriya, which she recorded earlier than lockdown however is releasing it now after modifying it through the lockdown interval. Sona created and edited the music video alongside together with her husband, composed Ram Sampath.
“We just braved the Amphan cyclone and I feel proud of the manner in which the disaster relief administration managed to evacuate over 3 lakh people in time. Also, the state has not only contained the Covid pandemic well but shown a great humane example by successfully providing state-run free buses to the migrant workers walking to reach the neighbouring states of Bihar and West Bengal,” Sona Mohapatra stated.
She continued: “My friend, cinematographer Deepti Gupta and director of ‘Shut Up Sona’, shot this footage of the beautiful countryside of Odisha during my travels there for a music concert. We decided to edit it during lockdown as a music video and created this song with Ram Sampath at home as an ode to the resilience of people against adversity and also to put a spotlight on the folk artistes of our land who carry the heritage of our civilisational ethos.”
The singer feels one “shouldn’t forget those who create beauty and give our lives the ethereal quality” throughout discussions of survival and financial system.
“I wanted to celebrate all of this through this video and song. This video showcases the 1200-year-old ancient Gotipua dancers in their Gurukul, the Patachitra painters community of Raghurajpur and also the brilliant, progressive sculptures, carvings and architecture of the temples of Odisha. A testament to a glorious artist legacy and commitment to creating beauty against all odds,” she stated.
Decoding the which means of the tune, she stated: ” ‘Nilamani’ (identify of the tune) is ‘the blue jewel, a sapphire’, one other type to deal with the beloved of the land, Lord Jagannath. His legend is claimed to return down from the tribes of Odisha. A wood log with animalistic eyes is a reminder that bushes, animals and nature should be taken care of it together with human wants for steadiness and prosperity. This worldwide well being disaster can also be a reminder of the identical for humanity. I felt this love letter within the type of this tune and video would do so much to uplift the spirits of all.”
She is going to launch the tune later this week.
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