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Jagadhodharana Aadisidalu Yeshoda is a beautiful and a very famous composition in Kapi Raga by Purandara Dasa. Kapi raga, also known as Rag Pilu in Hindustani music, is a gorgeous melody that fills your heart with compassion and devotion. That is the essence of Kapi raga.

In Carnatic music, Kapi raga is known to be derived by the 22nd Melakarta raga, Karaharapriya. Typically the melodic scale or the arohanam (ascending scale) goes: S R2 M1 P N3 S and Avarohanam (descending scale) goes: S N2 D2 N2 P M1 G2 R2 S. This raga is a bhashanga raga, meaning in addition to the notes in the given scale, it can also have D1 or G3 to add to the beauty of the raga.

Hope you enjoy!








New Year, New Day!

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Happy 2018!!!

Wishing my SoulFam a very happy, bright and a blessed 2018! I thank you for all the love and encouragement in my musical journey!!

This year starts out with a song to Lord Shiva that I sung recently at a Saraswati Pooja. It is in Raga Madhyamavati set to Adi tala, and is a composition in Kannada by Purandara Dasa.

I hope you enjoy…lots of love and best wishes for the New Year! #soulfam #soulfulchirps

Love and Cheers, Archana





Jiya Re

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Happy Navaratri everyone!

Navaratri is a beautiful Indian festival to honor and celebrate the divine female energy in all her manifestations and forms. The beauty of this festival is it is nine days of celebrating women essentially. Wish everyone the strength to make the journey within and to get to know, love and embrace all of you in all your heartaches and glory for that is truly the journey we all are on.

My latest project has been a special one and will remain near and dear to me always since it is my very first project with my daughter, Siri. We were listening to this track, Jiya Re, on our way back from school one day and Siri got really excited by it and said, we should sing this song together. First, I was delighted. I loved her enthusiasm and her idea. What followed was fear and doubt of doing something I had never done before. I got overwhelmed by how I was going to bring this creative idea of hers to life. The only way I managed through my fears was by diving right into it. Thus began our Jiya Re journey. Somehow little by little and after many do’s and re-do’s, things started to shape up. Hope you like our little venture!

Courage. Determination. Perseverance. 

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Challenges are part of life. Some big, some small nevertheless, we come across them every day. My latest project, Yeh Honsla, is very much aligned in this thought space.

It is a song that I had been humming for quite some time now. It is a beautiful melody from the movie Dor. The original music is flawless in every sense by music composers and directors, Salim-Sulaiman. I also loved the creative interpretation by Aakash Gandhi and Jonita Gandhi team. The lyrics to this song is so meaningful and applies to facing life’s tough terrain.

Courage. Determination. Perseverance. To me, that’s the essence of this song.

Incidentally, it so happened I watched a movie recently, Hidden Figures. I was blown away by it. It put a whole new perspective on life’s challenges, overcoming them by rising above it, and coming out stronger. This song, Yeh Honsla fit the spirit of the movie Hidden Figures perfectly, with the pulse of both being extremely uplifting and inspiring.

Hope you enjoy! 😊


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I had fun singing this melody from the recent movie Dangal. It has a light hearted and fun feel to the song. The lyrics is very poetic. It is about a girl who has moved to a big city away from her family for the first time. It expresses her playfulness, her innocence of the unknown, her excitement of experiencing life in all its crazy flavors.

Presenting Gilehriyaan…hope you enjoy! 🙂

Sawaar Loon

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Here’s a beautiful melody that I fell in love with from the movie Lootera. I love the old class era feel of this Hindi song. It’s simply a gorgeous song! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this lovely romantic song! 😉 Without much further ado, here’s Sawaar Loon!