Everything goes still

Jayashri and her ensemble perform at Lifehub@Jinqiao in Pudong New Area, Shanghai on May 4. Photo: Cai Xianmin/GT

“My darling, the apple of my eye. Go to sleep, my dear precious one…Sleep humming…Sleep humming…” In the film Life of Pi, every time the young Pi was facing difficulties at sea, the song “Pi’s Lullaby” would ring in his ears. The song was sung in Tamil, a language from Pi’s hometown in southern India. It was as if the spirit of Pi’s dead mother was encouraging him.

The song was actually sung by a real Indian mother, Bombay Jayashri, from Mumbai, who is also a famous Carnatic vocalist (a classic music system popular in southern India). The song earned these musicians an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

‘Pi’s Lullaby’

It was also because of “Pi’s Lullaby” that Jayashri and her six-member Carnatic music ensemble became much more

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