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In Sonny Singh's solo album Chardi Kala, a juxtaposition of eternal optimism and speaking truth to power
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In Sonny Singh's solo album Chardi Kala, a juxtaposition of eternal optimism and speaking truth to power

The Brooklyn-based musician discusses the themes of his solo album, and drawing musical inspiration from kirtans and shabads.

In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive
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In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive

In Vaishnavism, the sun is believed to be a manifestation of Krishna, and in the Bengali month of Kartik, the kirtan verses sung at dawn by kirtaniyas is known as 'bhorai', which is derived from term 'bhor', meaning dawn.