Bavra Mann — dedicated to Aisha
At INK2011, celebrated musicians
Swanand Kirkire and Shantanu Moitra perform their hit song Bavra Mann dedicated to beloved INK speaker Aisha Chaudhary. Aisha touched our hearts with her talks at INK2011 and INK2013, and sadly passed away in January, 2015 battling Pulmonary Fibrosis throughout her life.
Recorded at INK2011, Jaipur, India
About the Speaker
Music Director, Composer
Folk music is rapidly disappearing from mainstream music, but never fear! Shantanu Moitra is a man on a mission to save folk musical traditions. Shantanu is a renowned Indian music composer and restorationist. With a father as an accomplished sarod player and his mother as a talented artist, creativity naturally runs through his veins. He has worked on many landmark Bollywood films, including "Parineeta", "3 Idiots", and "Madras Cafe".
In 2014, he received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction (Background Score) for Na Bangaaru Talli. With his compositions and exploration of lost musical traditions, Shantanu constantly contributes to what he strongly believes is the best way to "see" a country — by experiencing its music