Dil Chahta Hai : Berklee Indian Ensemble Ft. Shankar Mahadevan | T-Series

Dil Chahta Hai : Berklee Indian Ensemble Ft. Shankar Mahadevan | T-Series

The incredible Shankar Mahadevan joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble in an exciting new version of “Dil Chahta Hai” featuring 112 artists from 21 countries. Presented by Berklee India Exchange (BIX) and T-Series, this #BIXCovidFund initiative supports marginalized Indian artists whose livelihoods have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the world has turned to art for solace, Indian artists from folk musicians to instrument makers are in dire need of help.T-Series will donate all proceeds from this song to the cause.

To Donate:
T.M. Krishna’s Sumanasa Foundation

COVID Fund: Supporting Marginalized Artists – Donate


Salim-Sulaiman’s Zariya Foundation
https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/daily-folk-musicians-with-salim-sulaiman-and-Nikhil?payment=form

BIX hopes to amplify the work of these foundations and galvanize even more global philanthropic support for this oft-overlooked community. Once their fundraising goals are met, other organizations supporting the Indian music fraternity will be identified by BIX.

A total of 112 musicians, actors, industry leaders, and Berklee students sent personal messages of hope, resilience, and optimism relating to “Dil Chahta Hai” (what our hearts want), gratitude, and post lockdown hopes. Those who are able to have been encouraged to match their creative contribution with a pledge of financial support to these foundations.

We are grateful to our extended BIX family from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Dubai, India, Israel, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Mexico, Japan, Jordan, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and USA for making this video possible.

Song: “Dil Chahta Hai”
Composers: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonsa)
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Producer/Arranger: Guy Bernfeld
Additional vocal arr: Annette Philip
String co arr: Inna Dudukina
Horn co arr: Nerya Zidon

Artistic Director, BIX: Annette Philip
Asst Manager: BIX: Rohith Jayaraman
Asst, BIX: Lydia Renold
Senior Director, Global Engagement, Middle East & India: Clint Valladares

Choir
Agney Mulay (New Delhi, India)
Amira Gill (New Delhi, India)
Annette Philip (Kerala, India)
Belyana Hristova (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Blake Johnston (La Center, WA)
Harshitha Krishnan (Lagos, Nigeria & Chennai, India)
Ishita Sinha (Patna, India)
Katyayani Krishnan (Singapore)
Purvaa Sampath (Bengaluru, India)
Rachel Singh (Mumbai, India)
Rohith Jayaraman (San Jose, CA)
Sahaj Biyani (New Delhi, India)
Sanjana Raja (Chennai, India)
Shai Portugaly (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
Srishti Biyani (New Delhi, India)
Swarathmika Swaminathan (Mumbai, India)
Vasundhara Gupta (Kolkata, India)

Band
Yogev Gabay (Israel) Drums
Guy Bernfeld (Israel) Bass
Annette Philip (India) Piano
Ronojit Chaliha (India) Rhodes
Yotam Ishay (Israel) Keyboard
Shai Portugaly (Israel) Moog
Aleif Hamdan (Indonesia) Guitar
Yoel Genin (Israel) Guitar
Lior Tzemach (Israel) Guitar
Giri Subramaniam (India) Tabla
Daniel Feldman (Mexico) Percussion
Takafumi Nikaido (Japan) Percussion

Horns
Ron Warburg (Israel) Trumpet
Nerya Zidon (Israel) Alto Sax/Flute
Yuval Sorkin (Israel) Tenor Sax
Yoshie Nakayama (Japan) Trombone

Strings
Layth Sidiq (Jordan) Violin I
Bengisu Gokce (Turkey) Violin II
Dan Lay (USA) Viola
Cristobal Cruz-Garcia (Mexico) Cello

Berklee College of Music
Mark Wessel: recording/mixing engineer
Cal Brockie: recording engineer
Yair Amster: recording engineer
Reuben Cohen: mastering engineer, Lurssen Mastering, LA, CA

Production House: BToS Productions
Creative Director: Nazeef Mohammed
Post Supervisor: Allan Fernandes
Offline Video Editor: Sagar Parikh
Online Video Editor & Grade: Parth Reshamwala

Press & PR: Lily Ahluwalia
Berklee Media Relations: Colette Greenstein

Gratitude to our video collaborators from the Indian arts community
Aamir Khan
Ameen Rahman
Andrea Jeremiah
Benny Dayal
Bianca Gomes
Brian Tellis
Clinton Cerejo
Farhan Akhtar
Haricharan
Jonita Gandhi
Louiz Banks
Merlin D’Souza
Neeti Mohan
Raju Singh
Rhys D’Souza
Salim Merchant
Sangeeta Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
Shalmali Kholgade
Siddharth Mahadevan
Shivam Mahadevan
Shweta Pandit
Sulaiman Merchant
Vijay Prakash
Vivienne Pocha
Viveick Rajagopalan
Zakir Hussain

Berklee Family
Aarya Ganesan
Alexia Riner
Aman Sagar
Amogh Agarwal
Anika Chandra
Anoushka Kotak
Apoorva Krishna
Avanti Nagral
Bharathi Palivela
Bhrigu Sahni
Caitlynn Savari
Cimone Rajan
Danny Godwin
Dhruv Goel
Esha Nijhoff Asser
Gayathri Karunakar Menon
Gayathri Krishnan
Geet Barua
Inna Dudukina
Janani Sharma
Kanika Patawari
Karan Pandav
Levin Valayil
Medha Nair
Meghna Rajaram
Nalini Krishnan
Pankhuri Singhal
Payal Kumar
Priya Mani
Prithvi Prajosh
Priyant Sundas
Ranajoy Das
Richa Saran
Rishabh Sharma
Sai Raman
Sahana Simha
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya
Shilpa Ananth
Shradha Ganesh
Shrivant Singh
Shwetank Gupta
Sumeet Sarkar
Tanya Myrick
Thara Dhishay
tea
Vikram Bam
Vidushi Goyal
Zoya

Special thanks
Susan Whitehead
Tamilyn & Bodo Liesenfeld
Mirek Vana

 Dil Chahta Hai : Berklee Indian Ensemble Ft. Shankar Mahadevan | T-Series

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