It’s Diwali time, everyone is preparing to make this festive season more memorable amid covid-19.
To enhance this more, popular American singer Mary Millben on Wednesday released a rendition of ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’.
As her Diwali greetings to people across the globe.
With music given by Canadian Screen Awards and Grammy-nominated composer Daryl Bennett.
And this was possible with a diverse creative team of Mary Millben.
Particularly in India and the US, people celebrate the festival of lights, this song is by Mary Millben for them.
The creative team consists of Sony pictures producer Tim Davis, award-winning engineer/mixer Jorge Vivo, executive directors John Schaus.
And Trent Massey of Arizona-based production company Ambient skies, and BridablyDeena owner Deena Mali.
Mary Millben on ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’
The singer said, “Om Jai Jagdish Hare”, a beautiful Hindi hymn commonly sung during Diwali. And in Indian households across the world, is a song of worship and celebration.
This hymn continues to move me, touch my spirit, and stir my passion for Indian culture.”
Also in a statement, she said, ” As a daughter of retired ministries, my singing roots originated in the African-American church.
And this upbringing shaped my faith. As a woman of faith, I value the diverse ways much worship across the world.”
“India the people of India and the Indian-American community are very special to me.
What a blessing to perform virtually for Diwali 2020- an annual Indian festival of lights.
Where India, Indian Americans, and people from all over the world gather this year virtually.
To celebrate the new harvest, gratefulness for prosperity and celebrate light over darkness through the beauty of lamps.”
“My relationship with Indian culture and love for India has grown through my learning study of Hindi…I have been immersing into the culture, cinema, and music of India.
The last several months for learning ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’ has been a true blessing to my life.”
“Patriotism is a universal virtue…The United States and India, the world’s two largest democracies, share the value of freedom,” says Mary Millben.
The video has been shot at the picturesque The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona.
“My mother Reverend Althea Millben was the first one to encourage me to consider recording and performing this song.
During these times, we all need spiritual reinforcement that unifies our souls,” she said.
More about Mary Millben
Millben became a known voice in India following her moving performance of India’s national anthem.
For the 74th Independence Day on August 15 this year.
As an independent artist, Millben has become one of the world’s new celebrated voices.
Who performed for three consecutive US President- George W Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump-and world leaders.