Embrace each other and let the body swing on gentle yet purposeful rhythms. And know that the words you hear are a mantra for love and life:
“Tumare Darshan Ki bela
Ye mausam ras rachane ka.
Liye ullas ki sanse
Samai masti me jine ka.”
“The season has arrived where,
I will finally see you and dance with you.
With the breathing in of joy,
it is time to live in bliss.”
Deva Premal has, for decades now, put her voice and skills in service of adapting mantras to Western audiences, mostly by elegantly adding orchestration that is popular over here, such as additional percussion and the occasional synthesizer. All her art is a joy to listen and I warmly recommend you to seek it out.
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