Life at Sonagachi

Lyrics & Chords

Lets go inside the hearts of these poor souls at Sonagachi (Calcutta, India) for the next couple of minutes….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonagachi

Originally sung by: Meera Manohar & Hricha Debraj Nee Mukherjee
Backing Vocals and Harmonies: Meera Manohar
Composed and Produced by: Balamurali Balu

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Chondryma Chakrobortti (inactive) said

Brilliant piece of work……. Straight away goes to fav……
You have added a personal touch on the theme of Sonagachi…. Lovely lovely composition…. Loved the vocals by Meera and Hricha….
Great team work….
- Chondryma

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Ajeesh Kumar said

Mindblowing Bala, Meera and Hricha. Tears trickled down my eyes!
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Rahul Soman said

Bala….

Without words you evoked a lot of emotions. A stamp of a wonderful composers…. it really feels nice that you took on a genuine issue…. will surely spread this song mate….
Regards,
Rahul Soman‍
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Please listen to the original compositions for which I have penned lyrics

1. Entey Vismaya Keralam

2. En kaNNil niRayum daivam – A tribute to Amma

3. Urukumen manamoru

4. Makara Nilaavin

5. Akshararoopini Saraswathi

6. Ponaryanpaadam – Onam Song

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Rahul Soman said

Bala….

Without words you evoked a lot of emotions. A stamp of a wonderful composers…. it really feels nice that you took on a genuine issue…. will surely spread this song mate….
Regards,
Rahul Soman‍
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!!!”

Please listen to the original compositions for which I have penned lyrics

1. Entey Vismaya Keralam

2. En kaNNil niRayum daivam – A tribute to Amma

3. Urukumen manamoru

4. Makara Nilaavin

5. Akshararoopini Saraswathi

6. Ponaryanpaadam – Onam Song

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Tha Kathir bye bye my dearest ppl forever said

Creative. Classical. Practical. Different. Meeravin issayil puthu Athiyayam?
Great and Do more like this and share.
Great to listen the music too.
Great Meera and Balamurali Balu.
Tha

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Shibasis Dutt said

Great composition Bala, I am deeply touched.
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Karthick Gopalasubramanian said

The percussion part is awesome!!
Intro reminds me about Nithyasree ma’m (0.12 to 0.16)!!
Vocals…vow!!excellent mix of two voices.
Mourning is lil bit unreal.
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Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Bala, Meera & Hricha!

I am speechless… Brilliant is all I am eligible to say! Indeed a touching one!

I must specially mention somethg here Bala… Offlate I have been really impressed with the orchestration of your songs! You have really come a long way bro!

Awesome work by the trio and indeed a very touching one!

All the very best!

- Sushanth

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Tara Balakrishnan said

awesome work guys!!! loved it! excellent vocals…
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Roshine Gnanatharshan. said

Perfect……
I felt like I was melting inside.
Awesome team Work Guys.
Keep them coming……

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“இன்னா செய்தாரை ஒறுத்தல் அவர் நாண நன்னயம் செய்து விடல்”

Follow You Heart !!!!

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Bala (composer/producer) said

Thanks everyone :)

Kuhoo, You are right! The processed vocals are by Hricha and the clean vocals are by Meera :)I haven’t heard harmonies on sargam on any song so far . But I think it adds disturbance to the listener which is ultimately required there…. The laughing and crying sounds are from my sound libraries.
- Bala

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Ibolya Horváthné orbán -away.. said

This is AWESOME!Very interesting piece-from the first sound to the end!!!!!

Music has no boundaries !

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Sushane Shankar said

NO WORDS….
Sushane

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Srinivas Panda said

Very nice one bala !! it feels exactly….

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Kameshwaran Sevugan (yippee..finally back to india) said

Really no words to express my feelings after hearing this composition guys!!…I can imagine how the ppl life in sonagachi is a real hell in earth!!

Really hats off to Bala for the composition and special kudos to Meera and Hricha for the background scoring!!…

Mindblowing and brilliant piece of this month!!…This composition will be in my heart forever:)…

Thanks & Regards

Kameshwaran Sevugan

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Jaishree Pro user said

Great work!…Enjoyed it!

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Anup said

take a bow….brilliant work guys….enjoyed it…

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Kedarnath R said

Excellent work Bala and the team. Keep going….;-)

Meera one more feather in ur crown….nice work

-Kedar

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Kala Vijay Pro user said

brilliant work by all three of you.wonderful team work.cannot be better than this.

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Swati Prasad said

OMG!!! what a work

Touch the heart directly
its the exact feel…. very emotional loved it

Regards
Swati

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Saroj Nair said

it is Amazing, excellent piece of team work
well done Bala, Meera and Hricha

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Shreedhar Ganapathy said

Very unique ad brilliantly thought out. Excellent composition and rendition, Bala, Meera and Hricha.
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Rinu Srinivasan said

Great work…Amazing!
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George Kuruvilla said

Nothing short of BRILLIANT! Hats off to you guys!
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Satish Vammi said

Good job team. Concept and presentation is very well thought. Didn’t find the need for two singers (by i meant voices are not distinguishable). In my opinion if the female crying and male laughing overlapped that would be even more effective….great job on mixing. orchestration/arrangement can be improved.

hmm….one more thing female crying though is a conveying the idea it may prevent some sensitive audiences from listening again.
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Babu Nm said

GOOD TEAM WORK NICE LYRICS . GREAT MUSIC AND GOOD RENDERINGLIKED IT
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Vijay Raj said

Nice work………. Congrats Bala
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Smitha Passanha said

Excellent work! Loved it all the way……very unique indeed!
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Venkatesh Perumal said

Awesome BM….Great piece of work from all of you with a very good concept!! Splendid….keep it up!!!
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Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

This was an awesome piece of collab.Great job!!!

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Sarada Pro user said

Very moving, I must say. Creative & brilliant collaborative effort. Congrats to the team!
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Meera Manohar said

Thanks to all of you for the encouraging feedback…It was a pleasure to work with you again Bala, thank you for the opportunity!

Cheers,

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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

This diturbed me very much. Enough said I think !! Great piece of work Bala, Meera and Hricha.

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Harshan Nambiar - (busy till end of this week) Pro user said

Awesome musical package ….on a sad subject ….very heart touching !!!
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Praba Balakrishnan said

wow nice composition…. nice changes…. Loved the feel…. Hats off…. to the team…

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Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

am dumbstruck!!! and very much moved…….excellent team….
Cheers
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Murali Venkatraman said

Very nice work Bala and team. Keep it up.
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Maruthi said

its actually brilliant bala……great to see compositions like these……very few out there like u to even imagine and come up with such a finish
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Sachin said

NICE WORK…….


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