It’s been a while since we’ve heard from talented Shankar Tucker, but he’s back along with sisters Vidya and Vandana Iyer for the song "Rang Lo".
The song embodies the spirit of the colourful festival of Holi which this year takes place towards the end of March. The festival is traditionally celebrated by Hindus primarily in India and Nepal, with the highlight being the throwing of coloured powder and water over each other to celebrate the coming of spring.
"Rang Lo" is a Hindi song composed by Shankar Tucker, with lyrics by Vishal Brambhatt. Sisters Vidya and Vandana Iyer – who have worked with Shankar Tucker before for tracks such as "Nee Nenaindal" – provide the vocals for this song.
Shankar Tucker is a clarinet player from the USA who became interested in Indian classical music whilst in high school. He went on to study music at university, after which he was awarded a grant to study with renowned Indian classical flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia. To read our exclusive interview with Shankar, click here.
In the artistes’ own words, here is what the song depicts: "This is the story of a girl, restless in thought, who wants to take the road less traveled. A girl who refuses to let her feet touch the ground and desires independence from the path that was chosen for her. She packs her belongings and wants to fly, away from her constraints and bonds. She wants to let her thoughts fly with her through a path like the one a kite takes in the wind. On her journey, she sees the world shimmering with color and all things living, dancing and singing to the tune of freedom."
Check out the colourful video for "Rang Lo" below…it looks like the group had a brilliant time making it!