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Shabir, The TENG Ensemble

Release Date:2020-07-09



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Vana R

Shabir takes a timeless Tamil poem by Mahakavi Bharathiyar and makes it into a timely musical mantra suited for the struggles of our times. With the help of his talented team and in collaboration with The TENG Ensemble, Shabir showcases the universality of the original verses and his own versatility with accompanying instruments you wouldn't typically expect partnering a Tamil composition. Even then, it works seamlessly and his healing voice is the one instrument that ties them all together. What's ultimately unique is how Shabir's musical adaptation manages to reincarnate the righteous anger often associated with the original poet's verses into something a little gentler, more compassionate and filled with faith for those listening - all virtues our music and society could benefit greatly from.