Balio Charaag - The Light Within


This CD contains shabad kirtan, devotional poems set to music. The words were written in Punjabi between the 1400s and 1600s by some of the Sikh Gurus and by the saint, Kabir. These poems investigate the soul?s yearning for the Divine and emphasize the importance of peace and universal love.

The six shabads on this CD were set to North Indian raagas and taalas. A raaga is a structure of notes and musical phrases that is associated with a particular mood, time of day, and intention. Taalas are foundational rhythmic structures which are improvised upon to fit the way a particular tune is organized.