One Love Raaga

Prompted by the invitation to contribute some music to a project, and divinely ‘poked’ by feeling the need to revisit the, (actually NOT all so happy), lyrics of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love. One Heart’. In these ‘pandemic’ days ‘getting together’…

One Love Raaga

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Prompted by the invitation to contribute some music to a project, and divinely ‘poked’ by feeling the need to revisit the, (actually NOT all so happy), lyrics of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love. One Heart’.
In these ‘pandemic’ days ‘getting together’ is becoming increasingly difficult and nothing, as yet, seems clear.
I found myself wondering what his song would sound like in a MINOR key?
That, in turn, jumped me back to India and the, often melancholy, Indian scale.
I once studied classical bansuri (flute, taught in a similar way to voice) in Benares for a short while, (over 30 years ago!), so have the very, very basics….
My guru, of then, would be appalled at this. Like martial arts, each tone/stroke/phrase must be practised for many, many years, before such experimentation can even begin!! I also, more recently, attended a wonderful raaga learning afternoon, with our very own, local, genuine, raaga STAR, Rajeswar. Pretty sure he would be appalled too!
Anyhoo… in the end….this is what was born.
A Jamaican inspired, Hindu-raag-style melody, sung by a middle-aged, Anglo-Finn, in a box room in Scotland!

ONE EARTH. ONE LOVE.

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