This was the first time I saw Indian Ocean perform. Enchanting…the voice, the music. I could not understand most of the lyrics. But maybe that is what it’s all about – they don’t want the listeners to concentrate on the lyrics…sometimes the words they say don’t make sense…linguistically speaking :).
[I don’t know why the word ‘linguist’ brings a smile to my face ;).]
Anyways, in my view, the whole idea that IO want to convey is to enjoy their music in its totality. It’s a synchrony of traditional, western, sufi and what not. In one of the songs Amit played an instrument known as gabgubi. Interesting instrument. This is what seems to have been used in the Rang De Basanti song that Dalerpaji sang.