Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thank you for the music...

The last couple of weekends have been literally 'musical weekends' for us...

Last week I had written about the 'Billy Joel-Elton John' face to face concert that D and I attended and so thoroughly enjoyed.

This weekend was different but just as musical and beautiful ...it was a more informal,laid back musical evening at a lovely dinner party hosted by a very dear friend(in blogospshere and outside), RJ, ...in fact as I have grown to know her more,I wish I had a sister like her ;-).

RJ had friends and family visiting her, all musical greats and genius' in their own right, who treated us to a medley of beautiful melodies...like she mentions in her post, the party included two well known artists, 'M' and 'L', and another talented musician,'S', while the rest of us, novices, chipped in by singing along whenever those ever eluding lyrics of songs we thought we knew so well , finally came back to us, in bursts...

'M' sang some of his own eloquent and melodious compositions, in addition to other well known songs.'L', in her beautiful, effervescent voice, treated us to some lovely Assamese and Bengali songs that I had not heard in a long, long time, yet I seemed to relate to immediately. Music comes so naturally and effortlessly to both of them...it's just amazing ! I was mentioning to RJ the other day that having spent more than half our lives outside the north eastern part of India, there are times when D and I feel a sense of disconnection from our beloved land of birth. M and L's simple, melodious voices and music has kind of bridged that disconnect, that has this tendency to creep in ever so often, at least for the time being...

'S', on the other hand very deftly, strummed some all time Western favorites on his guitar, while RJ sang along in her husky, sexy voice :-)...'Starry Starry night','Boxer','Baby can I hold you tonight','Dust in the wind' and many more...aah filled D and me with nostalgia...believe me in the era of Britney Spears, Beyonce and Jonas Brothers, you don't find too many people appreciating those evergreen melodies anymore...and it was wonderful to be in likeminded company ,buzzed and tipsy with just the right amount of alcohol, enjoying this lovely, musical evening...

There was another thing different about this particular 'musical' evening...the only accompanying instruments were two acoustic guitars...and I am sure a lot of music lovers will agree with me that there is a different kind of charm associated with music that's created with just the simple strumming of a guitar and beautiful voices to render the vocals...with absolutely no exotic, electronic paraphernelia to enhance the experience !!

So that was a lovely evening for us...good food, great drinks and of course amazing, beautiful music that encompassed us with a sense of serenity and bliss...how can 'paradise on earth' be ever lost when there are people around to create magic with instruments and melodies!!

Lovely party and good times ! Thank you for the music, folks !

6 comments:

SBora said...

yoo-hoo...sexy and husky voice..not bad at all...thanks! and yes. you are my little sister.
i am glad u had fun!

Priyanka Rajkhowa said...

@Rhimjhim ba:

ha ha ha :-)...you are most welcome!

GNSD said...

Seems very nice.. music does this, even if we might not understand the language.. we all connect to one another without us knowing it.
Definitely seems like a beautiful musical evening!!!!

SBora said...

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Shuchi said...

Nice post. Keep going

Priyanka Rajkhowa said...

@Shuchi:

Thanks yaar...kahan hain tu? HAve completely lost touch...Just sent an email to your yahoo account that bounced back...mail back yaar...