top of page
Picture26.png
CIRCLE plus dote design 1 (1).png
krishna village final with line.png
Mahamaya Princess, Mahamaya Experience, Ranjit Makkuni
circle_edited_edited.png

HOME

Chagall1.png

Village Songs

The song asks urban society, steeped in rational determinism, to abandon mass industrial consumerism and mass automation, and, instead, realize: the power of traditional arts, crafts and music performed in nature-based communities, and in doing so, experience the value of sustainable village living.
Picture7bbb.png

Mahamaya Experience’s “Village Songs”: A Sonic Ode to Ecological Consciousness and Ethereal Melodies

Jacob Aiden   January 4, 2024

Village Songs urges a reevaluation of our consumerist tendencies and automation obsession, advocating for a return to traditional, sustainable living practices present in village life. This ethical stance is a call to honor and preserve our planet’s natural resources, embracing simplicity and mindfulness in our actions.

On a social level, “Village Songs” becomes a poignant narrative, symbolizing the inter-generational exchange of wisdom. Through the lyrics sung from the village leader’s perspective to their urbanized offspring, it bridges the gap between two divergent worlds.

This song subtly challenges societal norms, encouraging a re-connection with the roots, traditions, and values that urbanization often obscures. It champions the importance of preserving indigenous knowledge and encourages an appreciation for the richness embedded in communal living and shared experiences.

Spiritually, “Village Songs” delves into a realm of introspection and enlightenment. Its melodies and lyrical essence evoke a sense of reverence for the natural world, transcending the mundane and inviting listeners to contemplate the interconnectedness of all life forms.

 

This spiritual journey, guided by the music’s ethereal tones, prompts reflection on the essence of existence and our place within the cosmic order. It becomes a medium for seeking harmony, not just with nature but also within oneself and the larger universe.

 

“Village Songs” acts as a catalyst, sparking conversations about ethical consumerism, societal paradigms, and spiritual connectedness. It underscores the need to reassess our values, rediscover lost wisdom, and forge a harmonious balance between technological progress and ecological preservation.

With an unwavering commitment to artistic ingenuity, Mahamaya Experience crafts music that transcends boundaries, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in a realm brimming with sonic marvels, profound introspection, and enlightenment.

 

“Village Songs” stands as a testament to their visionary approach, inviting all to embrace a world illuminated by profound musicality and ecological consciousness.

Village Songs

Pastoral Bliss

193414352_518156912765692_6047234531414960758_n.jpg
56_0000_Layer-1b.png
Picture10.png
Picture4.png
Picture23.png
Picture16.png
Picture12.png
Picture24.png

Nature's Love and Power

Searching  the  forest  
I can’t really rest  
until I hear the singing flowers 
to feel Nature's love and power!     

You dont need make up!

Picture7bbb_edited.png

let my songs, let  my songs   
restore your soul's  shine

let my songs, let  my songs   
restore your suns—hi—n--e

 

You  don't need that make up!
‘coz you are already bea—ut--iful !!

 

No more plastics

No more cosmetics!

Picture7.png
Picture23.png
Picture15.png
Picture16.png
Picture7bbb.png
Picture12.png
Picture9.png
Picture3.png
Picture24.png
krishna kheti file 4.png
CIRCLE plus dote design 2 (1).png
Picture12.png
Picture7bbb.png
Picture10.png
Picture9.png
CIRCLE plus dote design 2 (1).png
Picture2.png

Review

The pop-oriented concept track “Village Songs” features radiant female vocals, spacey keyboard synths and, as expected, some STELLAR sitar work from Ranjit Makkuni in the background.

 

Sung from the perspective of a village leader asking her daughter what she learnt from her experiences in the city, “Village Songs” emphasizes on the rejection of mass automation and consumerism (I couldn’t help but see the song’s line “We don’t need no big roads” as a subtle tribute to the timeless opening line of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2”) and embracing of traditional, sustainable village living. The end result is a heartfelt and surprisingly upbeat song which stands as one of Mahamaya's  most memorable tracks.

Mathew Bailley

Picture7bbb.png
project 32 png 2.png
dotes 4 match sitar (1).png
Picture6.png
krishna kheti file 3_edited.png