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Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Shankar Mahadevan - Dil Chahta Hai (Official Audio)

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The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present “Dil Chahta Hai” featuring virtuoso Indian composer and vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan. Written by renowned Indian composer trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, “Dil Chahta Hai” was one of the most popular songs from the movie of the same name, released in 2001.
In 2016, when Shankar Mahadevan joined the Berklee Indian Ensemble for the fourth Berklee India Exchange (BIX) Artist Residency, we used the opportunity to reinterpret this iconic youth anthem in typical Berklee fashion, including musicians from over 10 countries in a brand new interpretation, celebrating the classic “Dil Chahta Hai” melodies combined with modern day jazz and Global nuances.
The final outcome was a delight and honor for Berklee Indian Ensemble musicians to perform and collaborate with Shankar Ji.
We also offer this piece in celebration of India’s Independence Day on August 15th, especially to all the youth of India!
About the Berklee Indian Ensemble: Founded in 2011 by faculty member, Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. Apart from performing original compositions and arrangements, the Berklee Indian Ensemble tours internationally, presents a wide array of South Asian folk, classical, and popular music, and has collaborated with various world renowned artists garnering over 85 million views for their viral videos.
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“Dil Chahta Hai" written by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Arranger: Guy Bernfeld
Additional vocal arrangement: Annette Philip
String co arranger: Inna Dudukina
Horn co arranger: Nerya Zidon
Producer: Guy Bernfeld
Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange: Annette Philip
Assistant Manager, Berklee India Exchange: Rohith Jayaraman
Managing Director, Berklee India Exchange: Clint Valladares
Vocals:
Sahaj Biyani (New Delhi, India)
Srishti Biyani (New Delhi, India)
Amira Gill (New Delhi, India)
Vasundhara Gupta (Kolkata, India)
Belyana Hristova (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Rohith Jayaraman (San Jose, CA, USA)
Blake Johnston (La Center, WA, USA)
Harshitha Krishnan (Lagos, Nigeria & Chennai, India)
Katyayani Krishnan (Singapore)
Agney Mulay (New Delhi, India)
Annette Philip (Kerala, India)
Shai Portugaly (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
Sanjana Raja (Chennai, India)
Purvaa Sampath (Bengaluru, India)
Rachel Singh (Mumbai, India)
Ishita Sinha (Patna, India)
Swarathmika Swaminathan (Mumbai, India)
Rhythm section:
Yogev Gabay - Drums (Israel)
Guy Bernfeld - Bass (Israel)
Annette Philip - Piano (India)
Ron Cha - Keyboard (India)
Yotam Ishay - Keyboard (Israel)
Shai Portugali - Moog (Israel)
Aleif Hamdan - Guitar (Indonesia)
Yoel Genin - Guitar (Israel)
Lior Tzemach - Guitar (Israel)
Giri Subramaniam - Tabla (India)
Daniel Feldman - Percussion (Mexico)
Takafumi Nikaido - Percussion (Japan)
Horns:
Ron Warburg - Trumpet (Israel)
Nerya Zidon - Alto Saxophone, flute (Israel)
Yuval Sorkin - Tenor Saxophone (Israel)
Yoshie Nakayama - Trombone (Japan)
Strings:
Violin I- Layth Sidiq (Jordan)
Violin II - Bengisu Gokce (Turkey)
Viola - Dan Lay (USA)
Cello - Cristobal Cruz-Garcia (Mexico)
Recorded at Berklee College of Music
Mark Wessel: recording and mixing engineer
Cal Brockie: recording engineer
Yair Amster: recording engineer
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.
Design: Berklee Marketing and Communications, Design
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