The Sound Of Folktronica : Hari & Sukhmani
What we see as the Folktronica duo today – Hari & Sukhmani, is an aftermath of a journey of two extremely talented individuals who trotted the globe exploring, experiencing and creating music.
Hari & Sukhmani doesn’t need an introduction but still for those who have never heard them before, Hari & Sukhmani is a duo band creating fresh and eclectic sound, fusing traditional punjabi folk music with ambient electronic, inspired by famous Sufi poets like ‘Bulleh Shah’, ‘Baba Farid’, ‘Kabir’ and ‘Shah Hussain’.
Their collaborations with artists such as Noori (Pakistan), Arshad Khan (Israj Player), Thu Le (Vietnam,Western guitarist), Trilok Gurtu (Percussionist), Fakhruddin Ghaffari (Iran, Percussionist) and Earthstage (Indian Jazz Band) have allowed their music to cut across various platforms, genres, audiences and even borders and be heard around the world.
Here’s the list of their songs you should not miss if Folktronica is your love!
1. 10 seconds Of Wisdom (Ft. Mandeep Sethi)
’10 seconds of wisdom’ (feat Mandeep Sethi) is a fusion track beautiful composed and produced by Hari & Sukhmani’s collaboration with Mandeep Sethi, a well-known Hip Hop artist from the Bay Area.
Give it a hear below:
‘Madhaniya’ is a Folk wedding song which is narrative of the bride’s feelings as she leaves her parents’ house and moves to her new home. Listen to Hari & Sukhmani’s rendition of the same.
Listen to the song below:
3. Challa Dubstep
‘Challa Dubstep’ by Hari & Sukhmani is the Dubstep version of Gurdas Maan’s - ‘Challa’ which addresses the ring given to her beloved which is the token of love.
Check out the song below: