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Ganga Ma

by New Healing Sounds

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Laher Laher 03:50
Istata 03:44
Boom Shanka 02:56
Dhire Dhire 04:17
Fast Mantras 17:07


Music recorded for the film Ganga Ma during the Kumba Mela 2001 in Benares. Kyal singer, Druhpad singer, Bhajan singers, temple prayers, sadus were recorded by Marc Liebeskind in his mobile studio installed in a hotel in Kedhar Ghat in Varanasi.

All photos by © Melitta Tchaicovsky

About the film

Following the holiest pilgrimage of the Hindus, from the Bay of Bengal to the Himalayan's glaciers, this 58 minutes documentary filmed along the Ganges River shows a vivid and insightful vision of India, as seen through the eyes of a pilgrim.

Ganga Ma, A Pilgrimage to the Source, presents with striking images festivals, funeral ceremonies, art and the daily life of the ancient Hindu culture thriving along the banks of the River. The funeral of the last Maharaja of Benares, the Kumbha Mela 2001 - the largest gathering of people in the world - and the Himalayas are shown in an intense and engaging narrative of visuals and music.

The images, aided by spontaneous statements of holy and ordinary men, invite the viewer to a journey of spiritual introspection. Issues of life, death, peace and human values are brought up in an inviting meditative space.

In blatant contrast to the present times of turmoil and unrest, Ganga Ma inspiring message reaches the audience with a timely, deep and joyful approach to a different reality.The sounds from the surrounding locale, music from festive events and original compositions recorded in Varanasi merge with the stunning visuals to take the audience through a feast of beauty.


released March 3, 2008


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New Healing Sounds Geneva, Switzerland

New Healing Sounds is a label created in 2009 by Marc Liebeskind to release the music he plays as a musician & as a producer & sound engineer.
All the recording were made by the "Nomad Hip Studio" in different places in the planet. Some recording were made in India, either in Africa or in Europe.

Banner photo © Melitta Tchaicovsky
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