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    "Jai Ho" to all!!

    I've found now what I can call "world music". The diverse instrumentation from a Sitar from India, all the way to Taiko Drums from Japan, "Jai Ho" thrills me viscerally with the strong rhythmic thrusts from the percussion, the stringed instruments, to the very muslim-esque (if that's an effective description) vocals. There's even a "rock" trap-set providing rhythmic underpinnings in some sections, along with rhythm guitar. I just wished that I'd DVR'd the Oscars.


    It's very exciting, and all I want to do is hear more.

    The only small downside is that all the available recordings of "Jai Ha" are severely compressed, robbing what should be the intensely broad dynamic range in the performance. Maybe we'll be graced later with an un-compressed version, with as-they-be dynamics!!

    Stevemitchell

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    Re: "Jai Ho" to all!!

    It's "Jai Ho". Sorry.

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    Re: "Jai Ha" to all!!

    Hmmm. I guess I'm in the minority here. That is, unless folks here have no idea what the heck I'm talking about.

    The song "Jai Ho" is the Oscar-winning song from "Slumdog Millionaire", by A. R. Rahman, a composer from India.

    If this work IS well-known here, and gets this lack of response, then I have to say that I was hoping for a little better reception of diverse works.

    Stevemitchell

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    Re: "Jai Ha" to all!!

    Hi Steve, I found a youtube video here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejKfQpzIdIY

    It certainly has an exciting drive. John

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    Re: "Jai Ho" to all!!

    Haven't seen the movie yet, but I hear it's very good.

    Stevemitchell

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    Re: "Jai Ha" to all!!

    While at Skywalker Studios we saw a screening of Slumdog Millionaire. The film, and especially the music, was fantastic.

    The instrumentation certainly was diverse and it was quite an unusual mashup from around the world. Bollywood meets Hollywood and beyond. This song eminently deserves the global praise it has received.

    You may be interested to know that some of the instruments you hear in "Jai Ho" will be in the upcoming World Instrument library.

    Gary

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    Re: "Jai Ha" to all!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    an unusual mashup from around the world. Bollywood meets Hollywood.
    mashup is a good description. i've been exposed to lots of contemporary indian music via a friend who brought back tons of cd and cassette(!) compilations from his trips to india. it really is a kitchen sink art form: traditional indian instruments and styles meshed with their interpretation of just about every western style under the sun (although these days mostly house/dance music)...the indian film industry has been going strong for over 30 years now, and iirc bollywood actually produces more films per year than hollywood...most of them musicals.

    so when does the beta for garritan world instruments start?

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    Re: "Jai Ha" to all!!

    Everybody sing along! :

    Jai Ho!

    Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley
    Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley
    Jai Ho!
    Ratti ratti sachchi maine jaan gawayi hai
    Nach Nach koylon pe raat bitaayi hai
    Ankhiyon ki neend maine phoonkon se udaa di
    Gin gin taarey maine ungli jalayi hai
    Eh Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley
    Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley
    Baila! Baila!

    Jai Ho!
    Chakh le, haan chakh le, yeh raat shehed hai
    Chakh le, haan rakh le,
    Dil hai, dil aakhri hadd hai
    Kaala kaala kaajal tera
    Koi kaala jaadu hai na?
    Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley
    Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley
    Jai Ho!
    Kab se haan kab se jo lab pe ruki hai
    Keh de, keh de, haan keh de
    Ab aankh jhuki hai
    Aisi aisi roshan aankhein
    Roshan dono heerey hain kya?
    Aaja aaja jind shamiyaane ke taley
    Aaja zari waale neele aasmaane ke taley
    Jai Ho!

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    Re: "Jai Ho" to all!!

    A loose English translation of the lyrics (apologies to purists):

    Jai Ho, Jai Ho, Jai Ho, Jai Ho

    ("Hallelujah", "Hallelujah", "Hallelujah", "OH Hallelujah")

    Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

    (COME ON MY LIFE, JOIN ME UNDER THE BIG ROOF)

    Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

    (COME JOIN ME UNDER THE GLITTERING BLUE SKY)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

    (COME ON MY LIFE, JOIN ME UNDER THE BIG ROOF)

    Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

    (COME JOIN ME UNDER THE GLITTERING BLUE SKY)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    Ratti Ratti Sachi Maine Jaan Gavayi Hai

    (NIGHT AFTER NIGHT I TRULY DIED..)

    Nach Nach Koylo Pe Raat Bitayi Hai

    (SPENT THE NIGHTS DANCING ON HOT COALS..)

    Akhiyon Ki Neend Maine Phoonko Se Uda Di

    (I BLEW AWAY THE SLEEP IN MY EYES..)

    Neele Neele Tare Maine Ungli Jalayi Hai

    (I BURN'T MY FINGERS TRYING TO TOUCH THE STARS..)

    Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

    (COME ON MY LIFE, JOIN ME UNDER THE BIG ROOF)

    Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

    (COME JOIN ME UNDER THE GLITTERING BLUE SKY)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    [In Spanish]

    Baila! Baila!

    (Dance! Dance!)

    Ahora conmigo, tu baila para hoy

    (Now with me, you dance for today)

    Por nuestro dia olvidas,

    (For our day, just forget..)

    los problemas que sean

    (whatever problems there may be)

    Salud!

    (Cheers!)

    Baila! Baila!

    (Dance! Dance!)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah ..OH Hallelujah !)

    Chakh Le Ho Chakh Le Ye Raat Shahad Hai Chakh Le

    (TASTE IT, O TASTE IT, THE NIGHT IS HONEY, TASTE IT)

    Rakh Le Haan Dil Hai Dil Aakhri Had Hai Rakh Le

    (KEEP MY HEART, IT IS THE LAST LIMIT, YEAH KEEP IT)

    Kala Kala, Kajal Tera Koi Kala Jadoo Hai Na

    (DARK, THIS EYELINER OF YOURS, IS LIKE A MAGICAL SPELL)

    Kala Kala Kajal Tera Koi Kala Jadoo Hai Na

    (DARK, THIS EYELINER OF YOURS, IS LIKE A MAGICAL SPELL)

    Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

    (COME ON MY LIFE, JOIN ME UNDER THE BIG ROOF)

    Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale, Jai Ho, Jai Ho

    (COME JOIN ME UNDER THE GLITTER BLUE SKY,.. Hallelujah !Hallelujah !)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah !..)

    Jai Ho Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah !..)

    Kab Se Han Kab Se Jo Lab Pe Ruki Hai Keh De

    (FOR SO LONG, YES FOR SO LONG, WHAT'S BEEN KEPT FROM YOUR LIPS, SAY IT)

    Keh De Ha Keh De Ab Aankh Jhuki Hai.. Keh De

    (SAY IT, O SAY IT, NOW THAT YOUR EYES ARE SHOWING IT..SAY IT!)

    Aisi Aisi, Roshan Aankhe, Roshan Dono heeray, Hai Kya

    (SUCH, AH SUCH LIT-UP EYES (OF YOURS), BRIGHT AS DIAMONDS, AREN'T THEY? )

    Aaja Aaja Jind Shamiyane Ke Tale

    (COME ON MY LIFE, JOIN ME UNDER THE BIG ROOF)

    Aaja Jariwale Nile Aasman Ke Tale

    (COME JOIN ME UNDER THE GLITTERING BLUE SKY)

    Jai Ho.. Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah !..OH Hallelujah !)

    Baila baila (Spanish)

    (Dance! Dance!)

    Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah !..)

    Baila baila (Spanish)

    (Dance! Dance!)

    Jai Ho

    (Hallelujah !..)


    Stevemitchell

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    Re: "Jai Ha" to all!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0EMb...C9519&index=33

    Here's an other one that's got a good vocalist.

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