“Children smile, Flowers blossom, Sunlight shines into our window. Smiles gone, Flowers withered away, Gloom fills the day. Let’s keep peace in the world, So Happiness stays.” — Hua Jing
What does it mean to be free?
To know that you may leave home, never to return? To say goodbye to a loved one everyday, knowing this may be the last time you see them? To not have access to information or the ability to go where you please, when you please? What happens to the dreams, the hopes, the aspirations of millions of people that try to live their everyday lives in the face of an unrelenting, brutal and oppressive reality that was never of their choosing?
Mat Ro Bachhe is based on the poem “philistini bacche ke liye Lori” by Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
The video is a 360 (VR) performance of the song.
Dastaan LIVE is a art-rock project (co-founded by Anirban Ghosh and Sumant Balakrishnan) that brings together the world of the aural and the visual to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences. We constantly strive to discover new ways to make this project increasingly immersive for our audiences , creating spaces for dialogue and interpretations and compelling people above all, to think…
*Tech Quartet (with Pranshu Shrimali)
Anirban Ghosh (Co-Founder / Composer / Bass Guitar)
Sumant Balakrishnan (Co-Founder / Composer / Guitar / Vocals)
Jagtinder Singh Sidhu (Hindustani Vocals)
Nikhil Vasudevan (Drums / Backing Vocals)
Subhanshu Singh (Guitar / Backing Vocals)
Sudheer Rikhari (Vocals / Spoken word poetry)
Varun Gupta (Tabla / Percussions)
Rahul Sharma (Percussions)
Pinak Mokashi (Backing Vocals)
Track recorded at:
Ghar ka studios
Track mixed and mastered by:
Ritwik De & Amar Pandey
Track artwork by:
Executive Producer (Dastaan LIVE):
We would like to thank:
Faiz Foundation Trust
Malvika Nanda (The Big Beat)