Sunday, October 31, 2010

Music in Life, Music is Life!

The heart yearns to sing, the songs in our heart!
WOW! A fantastically musical Sunday it was today!

When I got to do what I love to do - sing all day long. The singing session went on from 2 PM to 7 PM with a few breaks in between! Listening to other amazing singers - some quite renowned and some newly discovered talent in our fold within the bengali community. Truly love the bengali community 'get-togethers' for being so culturally rich!! Music comprised of Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti and many other bengali genres including songs of SD Burman and other styles, several hindi oldies and melodies galore... It was actually Bijoya Sammelani - a get-together that happens post Vijaya Dashami!

Venue: Jayamahal Samiti building - the newly inaugurated 2nd Floor.

When I reached, Rishi - the newly discovered and a very talented singer was performing, I joined him for a while and then several other artists. Later on I sang a Nazrul Geeti (Aruno Kanti Ke Go which I again sang for a second time in the evening although it is in Raag Ahir Bhairav - a Bhakti song dedicated to Lord Krishna composed by the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam), Raina Beeti Jaaye from Amar Prem, 'Kehna Hain' from Padosan, Saghana Gahano Raatri (a Rabindra Sangeet again which I had heard in the voice of Kishore Kumar), Ami Chini Go Chini Tomaare (that Rabindra Nath Tagore composed in memory of Victoria Ocampo - the Argentine poetess), Yeh Jawaani and Woh Shaam by Kishore again! 'Kahin Door Jab' from Anand. I concluded with 'Chalte Chalte' but not before topping it up with 'Aaj Jyotsna Raate' (a Rabindra Sangeet) in chorus with a few other talented singers!! Although an informal gathering what enthuses me most is that this was my public performance after a long time!

Thoroughly enjoyed the day! The accolades and words of appreciation along with the company of like minded folks all drinking the same nectar of music and getting intoxicated was indeed a sight to behold! Happy to spread the joy through music, and three cheers and hope for more such sessions to follow - sooner or later!

And more performances to follow!