National Anthem created with the elements of folk!

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Just Tunes aims to bring the best musicians of the time under one roof to give the audience an extravagant music experience. The idea is to bring forth the folk sound of the rural lands and the modern cosmopolitan sound of the urban areas of our country. Every state, every city, every district, every region, every street of our country has their own tune and music. Every culture in India has their own unique sound. Original and full of life. Just tunes focuses to bring those sounds forward.

On the eve of the 73rd year of Indian Independence, Just Studio offers to the nation and to Indians across the globe, our National Anthem created with elements of folk music from rural India. Just Studio is a young audio-visual production house that integrates film-making, innovation with creative responsibility. To celebrate yet another dimension of the Indian spirit, Just Tunes presented this version of The National Anthem which has been sung by the Bauls-folk singers from Bengal and is supported by indigenous instruments like ektara, dotara, shehnai, Indian flute, sarinda, dhaak, dhol, kansor, dhamsa, sankh, khanjira, khamak, ghungru, mandira, shree khol and real sounds from daily Indian folk culture. We presented to all the countrymen a new adaptation of Jana Gana Mana made with elements of folk from rural India. We are from the land of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore whose creations highlighted and empowered the folk culture of Bengal and rest of India and World. With the music arrangement of folk artist Abhijit Acharya, renowned Baul artist, Raju Das Baul and Rina Das Baul sung the song. These three musical artist stayed with us through out the video shoot. This music video was inaugurated by Kiran Bedi, the lieutenant governor of Puducherry, at Rajnivas on 14 th august, the previous day of 73rd Indian Independence. Just Studio through this creative rendition aspires to evoke the sense of peace and showcase the talent and diversity in the rural sectors of our motherland, India. If we look at history of India, The Indian Association Building, locally known as Bharat Sabha, on Bow Bazar street in Kolkata where Jana Gana Mana was first sung during the annual conference of the Indian National Congress on december 27, 1911. It was then a single – storeyed structure.
The year was 1911. India, particularly Bengal, had just come out of the political crisis of partition and was coming to terms with the British decision to shift the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Amidst all-around protests against the partition, people of the country were recharged once again to fight for ‘freedom’. And then, quietly, a song took birth at a corner of Calcutta, Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya Hey, penned by Rabindranath Tagore. The purely indigenous song, which has enchanted and has been saluted by billions of people for the last 100 years. Was first sung on the second day of the annual conference of the Indian National Congress in Calcutta on December 27, 1911. Soon after the Congress Conference , in January 1912, the song first appeared before the public under the title Bharat-Vidhata in Tottovobodhini patrika ( official organ of the Brahma Samaj), of which Tagore was editor. Later that month, in a Maghotsava ceremony, it was sung again at the the bard’s Jorasanko residence.