For Tarali her
latest album ‘Mukoli’ is a labour of love. She has spent a
significant amount of time to get the right feel and sound to
her latest album. The result is a magical amalgamation of
scintillating melody, traditional folk, experimental music and
lyrical beauty, truly a poetic and aural masterpiece – a
listening pleasure beyond comparison.
Tarali has managed to bring together some of the India's best
in the field of music to give the album just the right touch –
Dilshad Khan in Sarengi, Rakesh Chaurasia, Ashwin Sriniwas,
Dipak Sarma in Flute, Pawan Bordoloi in Tabla, Pawan Rasaily
in Guiter, Pulak Nath Rajeev Hazarika. Lyrics by eminent poet
Hiren Bhattacharya, Hemanta Dutta, Goutam Sarma, Saurav Saikia
and Tarali herself. All of them have contributed to make the
‘Mukoli’ is a complete album, in the sense that it embraces
myriad emotions and human situations.
The Title track
Mukoli is an experimental song. This is a song about freedom,
hope, peace and happiness of the heart. This is a thought
provoking song which also brings a smile and hope to the
listener. This song can take the listener to a completely
This is what
she has to say about ‘Akou Rati Puwal’ one of the songs in the
album – “The sun brightens up everything in this world but it
cannot lighten up the dark recesses of the heart, the heart
that is bleeding because of broken relationships and
‘Mon’ is about love, about a sense of oneness with your
beloved. The lyrics written by the famous Hiren Bhattacharya
is a wonderful composition, a mature rendition on the subject
of accepting individual faults and short-comings of one’s
explores the loneliness of the modern man in today’s context,
being lonely in the maddening crowd.
Another haunting lament on bereavement is ‘O Mor’ which has a
floating flute motif by Ashwin Sriniwas and a moaning guitar
piece by Pawan Rasaily.
the other hand is an adaptation of Assamese Folk music which
talks about human struggle and the victory of the human spirit
against all odds. Rakesh Chaurasia’s flute sets the tone for
this one and Dilshad Khan on the Sarengi takes this song to
‘Riniki’ is a
mischievous love song that adds another interesting dimension
to the wholeness of the album.
résistance is ‘Anurag’, a beautiful composition that takes the
place of the jewel in the crown of the entire album. This song
is a love ballet.
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, presenting the award for
the Best Female playback singer to Tarali Sarma, for her
song in the film Akashitorar Kothale (Assamese), at the
National Film awards function in New Delhi
on February 2, 2005.
Photo: Sandeep Saxena Photographer : Sandeep saxena Credit: THE HINDU Creation Date: 03-02-2005 City: NEW DELHI Country: INDIA