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Khwajababa - Shantanu moitra feat Bonnie Chakravarty & Pranav Biswas, Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2



A long time ago, in Bengal and the regions around, there were two sects that existed. The Mahawats believed in celebrations through song & dance and idol-worship; and the Shariyats believed that prayer through song & dance was disrespectful. Shantanu was intrigued by this rift and decided to make this theme a part of his set.

This song was suggested by Bonnie Chakravarthy's as Shantanu wanted to do something really traditional, about a side of Bengal that people had forgotten. Bonnie sings the song Baul-style which sets the perfect tone for its treatment & arrangement.

Credits:

Composer: Abul sarkar boyati with additional parts by Shantanu Moitra
Producer: Shantanu Moitra
Language: Bengali
Lyrics: Traditional Lyrics
Vocals: Bonnie Chakravarty & Pranav Biswas
Drums: Darbuka Siva
Keys: Aman Nath
Keys: Daniel B George
Bass: Brennon Denfer
Guitar: Shantanu Moitra
Guitar: Ankur Mukherjee
Guitar: Shubham Moitra
Percussion: Franco Vaz
Saxophone: Shirish Malhotra
Backing Vocalist: Rajdeep Chatterjee
Backing Vocalist: Ankush Chakraborty
Backing Vocalist: Meghodeepa Gangopadhyay
Backing Vocalist: Mirande Rajeev Shah
Recorded by: Steve Fitzmaurice, Ashish Manchanda (Flying Carpet Productions, Mumbai), assisted by Thorsten Muller
Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice at the Pierce Rooms, London
Mastered by Bunt Stafford Clark at the Pierce Rooms, London

Lyrics:
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba,
geye chilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba
geye chilen nobeer guno gaan

Ek din abar bodopeere
daakiye koy Khajare
baba tor bodon keno eto moleen
Ekdin alar bodopeere
daakiye koy Khajare
baba tor bodon keno eto moleen
Peerere koye Khajare din jaye onahare
Khaja koye peerere din jaye onahare
Ruherer khoraq shama qawwali gaan

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba
geye chilen nobeer guno gaan
Geye chilen nobeer guno gaan

Peerer haathe laathi diya
Zomi tare loye thamaiyya
Daan haath uppore koira
Thekaillo aashman
Peerer haathe laathi diya
Zomi tare loye thamaiyya
Daan haath uppore koira
Thekaillo aashman
Peere koi allah-e-allah
La-illaha-illelah
Peere koi allah-e-allah
La-illaha-illelah
Hoye jaey fanaa filla
Roohe qurbaan

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba
Geye chilen nobeer guno gaan
Geye chilen nobeer guno gaan

Gaan amar ishqer gaanjaa
Gaile hoye ruhu taaja
Na gaile paey shajaa
Banchena praan
Gaan amar ishqer gaanjaa
Gaile hoye ruhu taaja
Na gaile paey shajaa
Banchena praan

Aabil koy ei gaane
Aasheq hole mashek mile
Aabil koy ei gaane
Aasheq hole mashek mile
Aasheq mashek-e-mile
Shuddho kore parn

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Geychilen nobeer guno gaan

Magan magan tan man dhan hari gun gao re
San san san sanana sanana basuri bajao re
Magan magan tan man dhan hari gun gao re
San san san sanana sanana basuri bajao re
Marhaba hoye marhaba ho khwaja marhaba
Marhaba hoye marhaba ho khwaja marhaba
Gao prabhu gaan gun gao re gun gao re

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
geychilen nobeer guno gaan

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
geychilen nobeer guno gaan
geychilen nobeer guno gaan !

Meaning:

A beautiful traditional sufi praise for the workings of a great Sufi Saint, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty. A spiritual healer, Khwaja Baba was known for prayers through his spiritual songs and soulful music. He being an Enlightened Soul used these lyrical strings to pray and connect to the Almighty.
Song mentions a very touching conversation between an elder Peer and Khwaja. Peer enquires about Khwaja's frail state of the body, Khwaja beautifully responds by explaining that the love of The Almighty keeps his soul satiated, and thus he loses track of time.
Song moves forward to explain the workings of The Almighty...as to how he appoints Peers, to be his representatives on earth. How they uphold the light of his eternal truth and spread his messages to the earthly beings and how these enlightened souls beautifully connect heaven and earth, sacrificing their entire lives for the well being of humanity.
Khwaja reiterates the fact that, his songs are intoxication of divine love...and if this true love is not understood and pursued, life becomes an uphill task.

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Comments:

Author Mohammad Reaz Uddin (5 months)
This song does not show the meaning of affection to Hazrat Khaja Baba.
Please dont try to convert Spiritual Song to commercial song.

Author mokarrom hossain Sabuz (3 months)
কত রকম musical instrument আছে ...

Author Naiem noor alam (5 months)
realy awesome songs.......

Author Kazi Yeahia (5 months)
omg !! khaja baba rocz.. :)

Author riyad chowdhri (4 months)
so nice??????????????????????????????///

Author Jayanti Bhattacharyya (2 months)
wonderful mixing of bengali folk and Indian classical music .

Author Raeed Qureshi (2 months)
THIS IS CLASSIC,,,,,,, PRAN AMAR PACHE SHAJA

Author kishore mitra (18 days)
Nah...jomlo na thik. Moving on...

Author cisco manthan (3 months)
this is classsssssss

Author shuvo love (4 months)
Shuvo

Author Subhajit Nayak (2 months)
awesome.. cheers shantanu

Author Madhurima Deb (6 months)
yuuuu.... nt good :(

Author Shamim Ahmed (4 months)
gan tar 12ta bajaya chayra dise

Author Russell Brunson (1 month)
Purai Faul Gaise. Gan tare eivabe na pochaileo hoito. Faul kottogula.

Author Rizwan Khan (2 months)
khaja baba khaja baba
gaja khaba tho pinic ee pabaa

Author Mohan Roy (8 months)
good

Author Hasanur Rahaman Khan (8 months)
fu*kinOsammm .. kotthin

Author Pinaki Das (8 months)
Those who relly wants to make good experimental muzic..plz
watch...dehototto' r gaan bolte ki bujhle plz comment..sei to abar folk e
firte holo..my dear folks...

Author shuvo love (4 months)
Shuvo

Author mohdjahangir mohd (2 months)
verynice

Author Eng. Zaman (1 month)
Though it is commercial, I love the musical synchronization. (Masha Allah).
Please dont take it spiritually :)

Author Neil Chitnis (1 year)
Interesting! Wish I could get lyrics for this though!

Author ezrideroftp (1 year)
Does anyone know what the instrument at 4:22 is? Looks like a little drum,
but is being played from the inside. Reminds me of Austin Powers.

Author ezrideroftp (1 year)
That's the stringed instrument being played by the singer, isn't it? I'm
talking about the one being played by Franco Vaz

Author Ar shajib ahmed (1 year)
nice

Author avijeet bose (1 year)
koooooooooooooool

Author Mahbub Shahriar (1 year)
খাজা বাবা খাজা বাবা , মারহাবা মারহাবা

Author Bid Min (1 year)
long live bengali guba !!

Author Rajibul Ronie (1 year)
bewildering !!!

Author sangeethsagar (1 year)
all the raagas and the music orginated from Hinduisim---Sama Veda.. there
is not khwaja baba at that time.Shantanu don't bluff... Music is Vedas!
nothing else. Mughal corrupted it. this is real BS

Author DEEP0033 (1 year)
sup lyk'khwajababa'...R D

Author roma suvarna (1 year)
amazing

Author roma suvarna (1 year)
cant get over this video....good song

Author prashantjohn (1 year)
Excellent!

Author Riddho Chaudhuri (1 year)
besi korte gie ch#de geche!! jinis ache finish nei!

Author sackadoodle (1 year)
It's actually a brazilian cuica

Author ezrideroftp (1 year)
I assume you mean Argentinian/Argentine? If so, the only instrument I could
see from Google Images that looks like it, is called a Bombo, but I haven't
found any sound clips that sound like the instrument in this video.

Author samajder4u (1 year)
Awesome...BAUL, Ektara...a completely different rendition of this famous
song...

Author Pratik Choudhury (1 year)
never thought of such a jugalbandi of saxophone and dugdugi.....!!! just
awsome one..!!! thnx shantanu da for presenting such a concept...!!!
Bonie-- D NAGAR BAUL

Author NEWTAN PODDAR (9 months)
NICE SONG

Author raju ahamed (11 months)
Nice it's a Bangladeshi baiati song...

Author tamalster (1 year)
The Baul's of Bengal are Pir's or Fakirs. Heavily influenced by Bhatiyali ,
which are sons of Majhi's and also from Hindu Kirtan and Sufi. Baul songs
often speak of Krishna and in the same breath will speak of Khwaja and
Allah. So its pretty difficult to put a finger on specifics in this genre.
Is one big original melting pot of fusion. The best way to understand Baul,
is simply enjoy it!

Author Srimon Chatterjee (1 year)
Pathetic rendition of a wonderful song :(

Author Jayant Parashar (1 year)
This comes from the Baul Fakir foolk music of Bengal. Baul Fakirs are also
Sufi and so this too is sufi music.Expand your knowledge and get out of the
bollywood defined sound that they call 'sufi' .

Author Shampa Bhattacharjee (1 year)
beautiful composition

Author Bid Min (1 year)
bangla gubar joi hok !!!

Author nazrul islam (1 year)
The name of the instrument which bonnie playing is called : KHOMOK

Author kaykay (1 year)
well thanks, I appreciate you telling me that in a decent way! :)

Author Bid Min (1 year)
bangla guba rocks !!!!!

Author Kundan Kumar (1 year)
very good song

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