‘Lead, Kindly Light’ in 24 Indian languages


Basic Hymns, Chennai, collaborates with choir teams throughout the nation for a rendition of the well-known hymn

Basic Hymns, primarily based in Chennai in affiliation with Indian Christian Affiliation (ICA) and Good Governance Discussion board ( GGF) launched a canopy of ‘Lead Kindly Mild’ on August 15. The track is part of Basic Hymns “Sing for India” venture.

2 hundred singers from 24 States have sung the hymn in 24 Indian languages. “Expertise has introduced many individuals collectively for this track,” says Binu Joshua Thomas from Basic Hymns. “A pipe organ, piano, sarod, flute, clarinet, violin, recorder and tabla present the music. For the video we labored with choir teams from every state sharing the rating and observe. Every group then recorded the track as per our wants and despatched it again to us. The contributions had been then edited and put collectively by the music director, Augustine Paul. The hymn was translated to allow the singers to sing it in their very own language”

Basic Hymns, which has produced 250 songs since its inception in 2008, took two-and-a-half months to place the hymn collectively. “We selected this specific hymn for its relevance within the current time and in addition as a result of it was Gandhiji’s favorite hymn. The goal of this video is to inform folks not to surrender hope. The video is accompanied by lyrics.”

The Kannada half (at 3.48 seconds) is sung by the Bengaluru-based choir Stuti @ Andrew’s. The video is on YouTube.


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