Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pleasures of Life - Part 3


Last Saturday evening, I went to a concert held by Chennai Rotary Club in Music Academy,Chennai. The Show was full of hindi music of 60’s,70’s and 80’s era. It was an awesome event compered by Anurada Shriram and singers were Anil Bajpai,Ganesh,Jaya Rajagopalan and Anuradha herself.

Anil Bajpai practically eats,drinks and sleeps with Rafi’s voice as he sings only Rafi’s songs and has a voice almost same as Rafi. Anyone listening to him for first time might mistake that they are listening to Rafi.

Ganesh sings mostly Kishore Kumar’s songs and has an equal charm and fun in his voice as Kishore Kumar’s. Jaya sings a lot similar to Asha Bhonsle, but surprised many by changing her voice to Shamshad Begums’ while singing “kajra mohabbat waala”

Anuradha,yet again, proved how versatile singer she is!! She sang both Lata and Asha’s songs and made the evening with the way she compered the show!!

I had an awesome evening, completely lost in all those charming old songs, i grew up listening to!
Music is divine. Each person has different tastes and likes to listen to some form of music.It varies from movie songs to pop to rock to classical to folk songs etc. But be it of any form, they touch our soul.

I personally love old songs(both hindi and tamil) though i know more hindi songs. I listened to carnatic music too. I’ve not even ventured into the pop and rock music.
Whenever I feel lonely, all I need to do is to pick up a book and put on mu I-Pod and listen to rafi or kishore and i come back to life.

I thought of listing out a few favourite songs of mine by a few singers but then as i started making list, I didn’t know which song to pick and which song to leave. So I left the plan with that.
We can not compare music directors of any generation - From M.S.Viswanathan to Illairaja to Rehman or From Burman’s to O.P.Nayyar to Shankar Jaikishan to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Nor can we compare any form of music and say which is better!
I would like to end today mentioning a few lyrics which i always remember and its apt to our lives.
—— Zindagi,kaise yeh paheli hai,kabhi to hasaye,kabhi toh rulaye!
—— Zindagi,ek safar hai suhana,yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana.
—— Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi…Kal ho na ho!

Enjoy Life and Enjoy Music :)