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Words by Tina Palaić

My Life, My Music with Kanika Gupta

Radio Slovenia International hosted art historian Kanika Gupta, activist-in-residence at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, in the show titled My Life, My Music. Kanika spoke about her residency which included cataloguing and investigating artifacts and images from the Museum Indian collection, as well as creating an authorial artistic performance, and a documentary film. In the interview, we can hear also a little bit about Indian history and contemporary challenges, and enjoy quite a few music pieces from Indian traditional to folk as well as modern styles and film themes.

The interview is available here

Playlist:                                                                                                                                                                                 We share a list of songs in their exact order:

  1. Prem Jogan ban ke, Mughal e Azam
  2. Ketaki Gulam Juhi * Spring and names of Indian flowers
  3.  Dil hoom hoom kare, Bhupendra Hazarika
  4.  Rajasthani folk, Nitu Khair Manga by Mukhtiyar Ali
  5.  Neele neele ambar par, under the blue sky
  6.  Mehbooba, from famous film Sholey
  7.  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sochta hun ke wo kitne massom the
  8.  Maar Dala, the grand finale, the not so happy love story, the eternal Devdas