Pahari culture, as we all know, happens to be a very laid back culture. But it resonates a lot of colors. Here we have compiled a wonderful list of some classic songs that will definitely bring out some memories. If you love are the easy-on-the ears type pahari listener you should also read this GARHWALI GANA ARTICLE.
1. Aam ki Daali maa ghughuti naa baasa
This song is the quintessential example of the melody of the mountains. Penned by our very own Gopal Babu Goswami (who BTW is the most influential Pahari songwriter), this song is the most essential song to have in any pahari song-list. No matter in which part of the world you are, this song will pull you back to the place where you truly belong (The Hills of Garhwal and Kumaon)
2. Bedu paako baaramaasa
Again, a song as beautiful as Bedu paako baaramaasa comes in ages. I have a very faint idea about the writer of the song. In my knowledge it is the great Gopal Babu Goswami but wikipedia shows otherwise. So I am not taking any confirm stand on this one, but I am posting a link to this song below. Just sit back and enjoy the pure beauty of it.
3. Kaile baaje murali
I don’t know if I am a Fanboy or what but this (in my knowledge) is the third song in this list which happens to be written and sung by Gopal Babu Goswami. He has made such a huge impact on the culture of the hills with his songs that this list might just end up being a tribute to him. Anyways, I am not posting a regular song link for this one as I found a very beautiful acoustic version of the song here:
4. Jhumka giri go
An upbeat song with amazing lyrics to compliment the music. This song is a beautiful expression of the love of a guy and how he fantasizes about his girl . Hear it here:
5.Babli tero mobile
And then there is “Babli tero mobile”. One of the most famous songs by gajendra rana, who brought the crudeness of voice to the pahari song circuit and took it to a whole different level.
I have tried to keep the list short but all of these songs are legendary. They reflect the true essence of the hills. Also I have tried to paste links to artists who are trying to create something new out of the older version of these songs, so that their great work gets the recognition it truly deserves.
I am so much immersed in these songs right now that it is almost impossible to bring me out of it……..I am listening to kaile baaje murali from the above list (by these two guys, who by the way are doing something great. I think I should just do an article on these guys as well coz you know, acoustic covers of pahari songs are soooo hard to find (and I crave for them). These guys are actually doing a service to the society… (or atleast me)