‘Geejaga Hakki’ From Coke Studio Is Inspired By Tales Of King Harishchandra
MUMBAI, (IANS) – The recently released song ‘Geejaga Hakki’ from Coke Studio Bharat, which centers around the themes of truth and justice, draws inspiration from various retellings of Raja Harishchandra’s story, including the 1965 film ‘Satya Harishchandra’. It weaves a narrative based on the legendary tale of Raja Harishchandra, who symbolizes truth and justice, incorporating elements of the Yakshagana folk art form.
For this song, Sanjith Hegde, Charan Raj, and Prassanna Hegde have come together, transcending the boundaries of traditional and contemporary music. Sanjith Hegde, expressing his excitement about collaborating with Coke Studio Bharat, said, “‘Geejaga Hakki’ is a very special song that draws from the folk style of Yakshagana and tells a unique story. Through this collaboration, we aim to showcase the power of music in conveying stories that resonate with audiences of all generations.”
Each track from Coke Studio Bharat appeals to the mindset of the younger generation by providing a connection to their roots while incorporating sounds, notes, and musical genres that are familiar to them.
Prasannakumar Hegde, the Yakshagana singer, stated, “Working on ‘Geejaga Hakki’ with Coke Studio Bharat has been an incredible experience. Through our musical collaboration, we hope to pay homage to this timeless story and encourage contemplation on the significance of upholding our morals in a world that constantly challenges them.”
The song is now available for streaming on YouTube.