Praful shares a track (and a remix) from his latest Sufi-infused album ‘Mirror of the Heart’
In the video above you can listen to the original and opening track of the album. The chant is a new mantra inspired by my now two-and-a-half-year–old daughter Isha and was composed in the period after her birth. Looking at Isha, I always feel I look into the Eyes of a Miracle.
When I came to know that so many people were touched by this song, I decided to create a version for dancing. I asked DJ Kareem Raihani for a modern remix and he came up with a contagious hip-moving world-groove.
And once the remix was done, last December I had the idea to ask my fans and friends to film themselves while dancing and singing to it. After a few weeks I received lots of clips from all over the world; we started to put them together and made a video clip. It was great fun to see all the lovely people enjoying themselves and being creative.
So what came out? See for yourself (video below).
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Credits for the remix:
Vocals, guitars & keyboards: Praful
Backing vocals: Sudha
Percussion: Afra Mussawisade
Video Edit: Eddie Boschma
Composed by: Praful
Remix by: Kareem Raihani
Read Amareesh’s review of the album Mirror of the Heart
Praful grew up in Germany and studied Jazz Sax & Flute at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 1992 he came to Pune where he took sannyas. In the meantime he has become a world-renowned sax and flute player, producer, performer and pioneer, feeling at home in many different musical styles. Some of his albums sold more than 100.000 worldwide, with a #1 hit (Sigh) on the US Jazz radio. He has also composed many of the famous Mantras for Deva Premal. When not touring, Praful lives and works near Cologne in Germany. www.prafulmusic.com