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Govinda: Old wine, new bottle?

For the people following the hindu faith and religion, there is a bhajan (hymn) called ‘Govinda’. This is never actually taught, nor learnt. It becomes part of memory entirely on account of the innumerable repetitions of singing as well as hearing it. For folks of the non-hindu faith, this will still be familiar on account of its connection to the Beatles, Hippie Era and ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ – ISKCON Movement.

An Indian music artist – DJ_Vipin – has taken this bhajan and ‘remixed’ it with a western rhythm. In it’s original ’state’ the current generation would not want to be seen to even think it, let along sing it. ‘Totally Old, dude!’ In this westernised state, it soon catches on and becomes ‘Totally Cool, dude’!

This exemplifies the need of putting old wine into new bottles, just so that it will accepted. This is fine from the Generation X’s standpoint, but what of the traditionalist or the ‘oldies’ – will they accept these new bottles and what it does the old wine??

Earlier posted on NotJustCricket
Comments below have been moved over from NotJustCricket

Categories: Lekh Kaavya Soor
  1. January 15, 2008 at 4:59 am

    This is very nice! thanks!

  2. Hardik
    January 15, 2008 at 5:00 am

    How can i download this song.
    plzz do let me knw.


  3. January 15, 2008 at 5:01 am

    @ Hardik:

    Thank you for stopping by and taking the time and making the effort to comment.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the audio file.

    I have just sent you an email. Please check the email address you have submitted with your comment.

  4. January 15, 2008 at 5:02 am

    hey guys m glad that u liked maa work … sooon ull find more new stuff on air!!!
    u can ctach mee on dj_vipin [{at}] hotmail {[dot}] com


    DJ Vipin


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