Jogan is an album of folk songs in the Hindi language that enthralls the listener with an uplifting experience. Shashika Mooruth is an independent artiste from South Africa. Her lineage extends to her forefathers from India hence the dynamic Indian traditional influence on her music style. Under the auspices of her music label, Urja Music, she displays her holistic musical artistry at every level of production. Her voice, however, is her main instrument.
In Jogan, she has rendered her voice to compositions based on styles that are popular in North India, particularly the state of Uttar Pradesh, which praise Krishna and Raam as the Divine. In such compositions, the music arrangement is kept simple as the focus is on the voice, lyrics (which is in the Hindi language) and melody.
With the exception of the acoustic violin by Jitendra Javda in track 2 the remaining arrangement is programmed with synthesized electronic music which is the popular style of rendering folk composition nowadays. Released on 26th June 2017, the album sold around 350 copies in physical cds during her recent tour in S.Africa and US which in today’s world of digital downloads is an amazing feat that there is a demand for physical cds. The title Jogan means a woman who leaves all worldly pleasures, mostly for someone, a beloved or God.
Shashika’s singing is her soul connection and hence she treats her music as her sacred life’s journey. Hence she best describes herself as a conscious, independent artiste. In any genre that she renders her voice, she aims to make a shift in the consciousness of her listeners. Blessed with the natural ability that involves communicating, teaching, healing, and entertaining that suits her personality and interests, Shashika also conducts workshops, music therapy sessions, voice classes and delivers motivational talks all through her unique, holistic approach.
For more info. on SHASHIKA MOORUTH and her music links visit her site at www.shashikamooruth.com Album available for sale at: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/ShashikaMooruth incl. Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oInbVC2HEqk https://youtu.be/8bJII8f4aq4
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