Chakh Ke Dekho (Hindi)-- Various Artists (CD)
Chak ke dekho is a good buy for anyone looking for a refreshing new take on Hindi Christian music. Set to modern beats and percussion, the album is based on the Psalms which proclaim the love and goodness of the Living God. This is eloquently expressed through the lyrics of Arif Dehlvi.
What is unique about this album is the roping in of some well-known singing celebrities to perform a majority of the songs. Anil Kant, well known for his Christian songs - Meri Ruh Khuda Ki Pyasi and Pray for India has contributed his vocals for this project.
The album begins with Dono Alam Me Kaun Tujhsa Hai sung by Shaan, one of India's leading playback and pop singers. His signature voice immediately brings the lyrics alive and sets the tempo for the songs that follow.
Abhas and Jamie Lever, daughter of Johnny Lever, sing another simple yet upbeat song Khuda Ke Liye. Ghazal singers Pankaj Udhas and Jagjit Singh add soul to Milkar Jo Hum Rahenge and Ho Karam Mujhpe based on Psalm 133 and Psalm 102. This is followed by songs by Anil, Reena and Shreya Kant, all of which are extremely well sung. Toshi concludes the album with Khudawand Do Alam sung in darbar style.