SRINGARA (Upcoming Release July 2020)
SRINGARA is the first song in Terrenaissance’s upcoming EP, Earthology . It’s release as a Single, is timed to precede that of the full EP , which launches in August 2020 . The launch date for Sringara is carded for July 23rd 2020, at which time it will be available for download and streaming, across all major online music platforms.
About the song…
So what is ‘Sringara’…. What does it mean anyway?
The word ‘Sringara’, according to any Sanskrit dictionary translates loosely to ‘love’.However, like most direct translations, it contains elements of truth, while falling far short.Sringara is much more than just romantic love. According to Tantric mystical practice, sringara is every state in which something new is created, the highest emotional state of all. Sringara is less love and more everything that inspires the feeling. (Taken from this article which does a far better job of of explaining the term that we ever could)
Sringara is a unique experiment in sound. The song emerged after Trevor introduced Avianne to elements of South Indian classical music theory. Inspired by one of the ragas (Indian classical musical modes), Avianne developed the mode into a song , which was later expanded with Trevor’s complementary melody. A powerful African-styled chant, rich double bass and percussive mix of cajon and congas, provide great depth and drive, while the contrasting and enticing voices of Trevor and Avianne weave a timeless narrative, reminiscent of the feeling of two persons falling in love for the first time. Finally, the interplay between flamenco inspired lead guitar accents and the dreamy notes of the tenor pan, transports the listener on a musical journey, to that elusive state of ‘Sringara’ that, we all dream of.
[Terrenaissance fact: The decision was made during the composition of this song, that its essence should be expressed through the music alone, as similar to the emotion, ‘Sringara’ has no words. ]
TERRENAISSANCE MEANS REBIRTH OF THE LIVING WORLD.
The portmanteau band name combines Earth (Terre) and rebirth, or reawakening (Renaissance). Forging new routes with its home-grown sound, Terrenaissance is the first act of its generation to compose and perform totally acoustic music spanning the wide range of languages, oral artforms and vocal styles that co-exist in the Caribbean. The mystic Terrenaissance sound emerged and evolved through open air jam sessions at the University of the West Indies in St Augustine. Founded in the late 2006 by Avianne Callender, the band’s members were brought together from different parts of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and vastly different musical backgrounds. Over the years, these ‘Children of the Big Bang’ have created a vanguard of sound through experimentation, improvisation and a constant search for beauty and quality..
MEET THE BAND
Steel Pan / Steel Drums
Lead vocals (Indian raag)
Rhythm Guitar (Fingerstyle)
Djembe / Dumbek Drums
Rainstick / Shakers
Lead vocals (Spoken Word)