Like a River to the Sea – the flow begins…

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Last night I got to present the first preview of my upcoming album ‘Like a River to the Sea’ at the Between the Notes festival at RichMix arts centre. 

It was truly a joy, though a lot of nerves beforehand, as we were challenged by power failures, visits to A&E, cancellations and delays. It was also the first time I have ever tried to play some of the tracks live, and I learnt very quickly that recreating an arrangement that has been recorded in layers is not an easy task. Turns out it’s not really necessary to try and replicate it exactly. Somehow the live versions, with all their imperfection and spontaneity, were much better. 

The festival theme was ‘Bengal and Beyond’ exploring the arts of the Indian diaspora. As I looked over our group I thought it very fitting – our music inspired deeply by the Bhakti yoga tradition emerging from Bengal with Shri Chaitanya, and spreading beyond to every continent, by the efforts of Swami Prabhupada. 

I was so proud and honoured to be joined by friends and loved ones singing and playing instruments. Seeing their joyful, encouraging faces was a gift that I have to remind myself to never take for granted. 

Presenting devotional music in the secular or mainstream sphere is something new for me, but it was a stimulating experience, and faith renewing, to see that music from the heart will always speak for itself. 

I’m looking forward to sharing more of the album – the mixing is coming to an end soon, and then it will just be a matter of weeks. 

Stay tuned!

2 Comments

  1. Awaiting for release of this album. Your Kirtan always Stirs the soul and connects to Krishna !! Hari Bol.

  2. I attended your performance at Rich mix today (thats the 11th of march, at the night curated by Soumik datta), and one of the things i LOVED about your music was it’s imperfections. It wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t meant to be. Every flaw only added to the exquisitely human timbre that bridges true devotional music with our own humanity and experience, and Every note was passionate, and alive, and filled with the warmth of love and memory. It wasn’t perfection, and, like people, BECAUSE of its blemishes, to me was so very poignant and beautiful. Personally, i hope this kind of imperfection and spontaneity lingers in your music, because your music is perfect to me as long as it remains so.

    Ms Harrison, i am your fan.

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