Singer-composer, Sidhanath Buyao believes in giving his fans something more each time. This time he has come out with a new Konkani album ‘Ek Nate’ that features songs belonging to the Sufi genre sung by none other than Shankar Mahadevan and written by Sai Palondicar.
Sidhanath has produced and written some of the lyrics and has even given music for this album. This is his seventh album in the last four years.
It also features Anusha Mani, Swapnil Bandodkar, Jaanvee Prabhu Arora, Chaitanya Kulkarni and Shikha Jain.
It does not feature any Goa-based singers regarding which Sidhanath says, “This is not for any particular reason, but my type of music is different. Also, live singing is different from studio singing.”
When asked what inspired him to make this album he gives full credit to Shankar Mahadevan. “I met him when he had come to Margao last December. He happened to like my compositions and was eager to sing for me. That gave birth to this album.” Regarding the Sufi concept he mentions that its soothing music has a trance effect on the listener. “This music is relatable. It is very peaceful.”
Sidhanath is not only creative with his work, but he is also one who understands the market well. So, he is working on every aspect to make his album popular. “We have tied up with Monginis, which has 40 stores which more than any other retail store in Goa.”
There is also a music video of the fourth track, ‘Mana Savar Go’ featuring Swapnil Bandodkar and directed by Rajeev Hede. It is shot at Cab-de-Ram and Colva and is available on YouTube.
Besides composing lyrics for the album Sidhanath has also sung two songs one of which is by late Manohar Rai Sardesai. Lyricists like Shridhar Kamat, Sai Palondicar, Sanjay Borkar, John Aguiar and Chetan Acharya have also composed lyrics for the album. Sidhanath plans to come up with yet another Konkani album.
“I am planning to come up with a Ghazal album in Konkani. Also another album that will feature 10 upcoming Goan Konkani singers.” concludes Sidhanath.