Musical maestros, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have been trailblazers and creative forces for over three decades. Not only for their thunderous body of work over the years, but also for their innovative ideas and projects that have taken the nation’s music industry to newer heights, collectively.
One such beautiful brainchild of theirs has been “Bhoomi”, a pan-India annual musical movement that that brings together some of India’s finest artists across genres and regions on a common platform. A movement that began in 1999, is all set to wow global audiences with its 2022 edition, “Bhoomi, 2022”!
What sets “Bhoomi, 2022” apart is the depth and scale at which it promises to showcase India’s spellbinding musical richness that reflects her diversity in language, culture, heritage, and influences; drawn from across the length and breadth of the country. There’s something for everyone. A mesmerising buffet of 10 versatile tracks for the soul and mind that covers genres from traditional folk and classical ragas to pop and hip-hop.
“Bhoomi, 2022” is also another grand chapter in the ongoing musical journey of the Merchant brothers as they continue to work and re-work on unique ideas, concepts, styles, genres, and melodies.
“Bhoomi 2022, as the name suggests, is about the convergence of unique musical influences and identities; in terms of styles, melodies, and lyrics from all across our very own ‘bhoomi’. Working and collaborating with such talented artists from across India has been a terrific and humbling experience. An experience driving a movement that has grown from strength to strength and added many layers of authenticity. There’s so much to explore, learn, pack, unpack, and present…as this cumulative musical pallet of 10 different hues, painted by amazing artists of our country.”
10 songs in Bhoomi 2022
1. Doob Ja – Sunidhi Chauhan, KING
2. Ruk Ja – Sonu Nigam
3. Laut Aa Mere Des – Shreya Ghoshal
4. Salam – Ayisha Abdul Basith, Salim Merchant
5. Koi Bole Ram – Salim Merchant, Harshdeep Kaur, Vipul Mehta
6. Nazneen – Raj Pandit, Noor Mohammad
7. Janoki – Anurag Saikia, Vivek Hariharan
8. Duniya – Vijay Prakash, Salim Merchant
9. Ab Mori Chhad – Pratibha Singh Baghel, Muheet Bharti
10. Bedu Pako – Pawandeep Rajan, Shor Police.
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