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Anup Jalota-Asha Bhosle Join Hands With 209 Singers  For Lockdown Song



Singer Anupa Jalota is  keeping himself very busy during the lockdown. While his Bhajans are  being  played across  Hindu homes  in India and  abroad,Anup, has joined hands with  210 other singers  for what we can ‘safely’ consider the ultimate lockdown song.

 Shedding  light  on  the grand project Anup Jalota who is  the unofficially designated  Bhajan Samrat  of Hindustan says, “The idea for the song came  from several brainstorming and  jamming sessions on  telephone and video conferencing.It’s a song entitled Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam. It is composed  by Shankar Mahadevan  and the words are written by Prasoon Joshi.”

Aur mazey  ki baat  yeh hai ke  iss  gaane mein 211  gaaayak hai.

“Jee haan, there are 211  of us singing  in  this historic song. I am happy to  inform  you that Asha Bhosleji  has also sung with us, and what a privilege to have her enthusiastic vocal  presence at her age. She is incredibly motivating. We all sang our lines from our homes which were then merged  into one  free-flowing stream  of  collective  emotions,” says Anup who feels music has  the power to heal during these troubled times.

“We all need  hope.We  all need to believe in that dawn after a dark night. Our song Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam will hopefully  provide that hope,” says Jalota.

All the proceeds  from this historic song will go to needy singers.

Says Anup, “The song  is an initiative of  the  Indian Singers  Rights Association. So much is done  for  lyric writers  by the Indian Performing Rights  Society Ltd. But  nothing is done  for  singers. We feel it’s  time we did something  for our fellow-singers specially at a time like this when many singers are  jobless.”

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