I cannot remember a time when I was not surrounded by music. Amma, my mother and a trained musician, always had a song on her lips. She would often be joined by Appa, my father, who though not a formally trained musician, was very knowledgeable about music. Though I have learnt music formally, it is the informal learning that I have imbibed over the years that drives my instinctive passion for music.
Music is a quiet passion for me. It is a passion of the heart and one that I prefer not to talk about or get into discussions on the merits or demerits of one system of music over another system for music, or one singer over another. I cannot also explain or rationalise why I like one form of music and dislike another. All I know is that some music does not affect me while others touch my heart, nay soul, like the ones listed below.
- Kahat Kabir suno bhai saadho …
- Love and poetry through the ages: A Bharatanatyam performance by Alarmel Valli
- A Sufiana experience for the mind, body and soul
- The incredible music of Salim Khan and Sikander Langha
- Of music and memories in Pune: 22 years on
- The magic of the Peony Pavilion
- The incredible music of the Thar at Suryagarh
- Tyagaraja’s tambura
Music is also inextricably intertwined with my faith and belief in the divine and in is an ongoing journey. Perhaps a lifelong journey too.
My “now” song: This is a song that is stuck in my head. And just refuses to go away. For some time at least. The “now” song could be a song, an instrumental piece, a jingle, etc. and the “nowness” (pardon my English here) could be for any length of time.
- Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi woh barsaat ki raat
- Abhi naa jao chhod kar
- Pachelbel’s Canon in D
- Phir wohi raaste
- Raske bhare tore nain
- Jithe sagara
- The silent anthem
- Ve chori chori tere naal
- Apni toh har aah ik toofan hai
- Kangna in Raga Malkauns
- Maula maula maula mere maula
- Yesterday once more
- Baabul moraa naihar chooto hi jaye
- Zindagi mere ghar aana
- Nimbonichya zadamage
- D.K. Pattammal singing Jana Gana Mana
- Prathama tula vandito
- Ya Ali
- Daya Ghana
- Anjan ki siti
- Oh re taal mile nadi ke jal mein
- Kuchh toh log kahenge
- Ab ke baras bhejo
- Kabhi neem neem, Kabhi shahad shahad
- Aao balma
- Piku’s background score
- Umraah langiyaan / Chhan chhan chhankan
- Ambwa talay dola rakh de niharwa
- Allahvai naam thozhudaal
- Allahu Akbar
- Baisara beera
- Like a Winter’s Dream
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Nice thoughts on music. Just wanted to know what this kind of music means to you.. Please check this link and comment..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFf54tCyQak
Welcome here, AJ Mithra, and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Music is music and it lies in the ears of the listener. Which is why there is acid rock as well as classical music. 🙂 I loved the music you have created with the birdsong and what a coincidence, a friend posted the same video on her FB page as well today.