A Qawwali took over the world's most most famous Christmas carol- the classic Jingle Bells.
'Jingle Bells' met with a fusion of alaaps and sangams, when a group of Hindustani music artistes juxtaposed it with the classical Hindustani Qawwali on the occasion of Christmas.
Percussionist Mayookh Bhaumik said the idea of "some Hindu boys getting together and singing a Muslim form of music for a Christian holiday was quite interesting."
"It wasn’t or isn’t a political statement. But, when I did get the idea to treat the famed carol differently, it was so interesting that I just couldn’t resist,” The Indian Express quoted him as saying.
Keeping the spirits of secularism and festivities around Christmas high, a rendition of the Christmas carol was also played at a Music Academy in Chennai.
Christmas morning concert of the great T N Krishnan at Music Academy, Chennai... here he plays Jingle Bells! Merry Christmas folks! pic.twitter.com/J3FXkisNR7— Raghuvir Srinivasan (@srirags) December 25, 2017