Andholan from 'Live At Baroda'

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'Andholan,' from the record 'Saptak' has long been a live staple tune in Mekaal Hasan Band's repertoire. One of the band’s most popular songs, 'Andholan' is a largely instrumental song with a central vocal section.
The song features solos from all members and has become a favourite with music fans over the years.
Andholan is an Eastern Classical term for a singing style which involves expressive use of 'Meend' or slides from one note to the next in a raag or melody.
This live version is an uptempo rendition of the song, super charged by Gino Banks' driving drumming, along with Sheldon D'Silva's nimble bass lines. Each band member takes a notable solo spot in the tune and acquits him/herself with finesse.

lyrics

Lyrics (Translated from Purvi)

There is no peace without you
I am in agony over memories of you
I spend the nights counting the stars
Your absence pains my heart
And brings suffering to my being
There is no peace without you
I am in agony over memories of you.

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from Mekaal Hasan Band 'Live At Baroda', released July 12, 2017
Personnel

Sharmistha Chatterjee- Vocals
Mekaal Hasan- Guitars
Mohammad Ahsan Papu-Flutes
Sheldon D'Silva-Bass
Gino Banks-Drums

All tracks written and arranged by Mekaal Hasan Band

Recorded Live At Baroda, India

Mixed and Mastered by Mekaal Hasan at Digital Fidelity Studios, Lahore, Pakistan.

Produced by Mekaal Hasan for Dfs Records

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Mekaal Hasan Band Lahore, Pakistan

The only Indo-Pak band of it's kind featuring the best contemporary musicians from both India and Pakistan!

Mekaal Hasan Band (MHB) was formed in 2000 by guitarist/composer Mekaal Hasan.The music that MHB plays is a progressive mix between the traditional melodic sensibility of the East and the harmonic sophistication of the West.
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