BIS #6242 Amrutdhara Kapadvanj releases 'આનંદના વધામણા' Gujarati Christmas

by BISMumbai Correspondent

Amrutdhara Don Bosco Animation Centre Kapadvanj, through its Studio Don Bosco, has released 'આનંદના વધામણા' [Joyful Greetings], a 02 and 03-clap non-stop Gujarati Christmas 'garba' album 2020, with adapted Gujarati folk-garba music to lyrics penned by the acclaimed Gujarati 'pearl', poet-writer, lyricist, musician and National Sahitya Academy Award 1989 winner, Shri Josephbhai Y. Macwan.

Music has been provided by prominent Nadiad-based musician Shailesh Jadhav, together with rhythm by his colleagues Birju Upadhyay, Dinesh Vaghela and Sashwat Mehta. Singers led by Mukesh Mac with Deepa Vaghela, Loma Darji, were assisted by chorusers Palak Mishra, Abhishek Tripathi and SunilSolanki.

The idea for this audio album during Christmas 2020, was mooted by the artists who were rendered totally jobless during the COVID-19 lockdown. They wished to utilize their musical talents in some way and pitched the idea to Amrutdhara. Director Amrutdhara Father Mayank Parmar says, "the wish of the artists and the exclusive availability of the lyrics by Shri Macwan provided the impetus to act upon the composition based on Gujarati folk-garba music. The result is Anandna Vadhamna!"

The album is available on the Amrutdhara Don Bosco YouTube Channel: