Sunday, August 30, 2009

If Music Be the Food of Love...

Yesterday's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" (the only show I have watched on TV since 2007) was a Qawali special with the "Wadali Brothers" as 'Guests of Honor' for the day. The show ended with a live performance by the two brothers, on their song "Tu Maane Ya Na Maane". Watching them sing on stage was a phenomenal experience!

Actually, music always has a strange effect on me (and everyone else too, I'm sure)... sometimes soothing, sometimes inspiring, and sometimes recharging the tired soul!

I remember, my sister and I always did our Math homework with some music playing in the background. Even walking becomes so much more fun when I have some steady beats playing on my cell phone.

In fact, the food seems to taste better too, on days when I play some music (usually Ricky Martin or Elvis Presley) while cooking, and sing along with it!

But watching the Wadali Brothers' performance yesterday... it was something totally different!



Those guys seem to have a perpetual smile pasted on their faces as they sing! As if it's some kind of special treat for them... that they've been given the opportunity to sing!

Honestly! The way they were singing... it seemed as if they truly believed that they were performing live in front of God!

And their overflowing joy was so infectious... my Dad and I were simply mesmerized!

Dad said it seemed as if a waterfall of music had suddenly started flowing! And I could actually visualize all the devi-devtaas gathered up in the skies... looking down from the heavens above... each one with a "Colgate grin" sparkling on his/her face... relishing every moment of their performance!



You can see the original video of this song above, but it's not even remotely close to watching the brothers perform live!

Their stage performance yesterday seemed to transport you to a completely different era... where time seemed to stand still!

Oh... but time is always still isn't it? Like a stationary point... one point for '29th August 2009 - 10:34:45 pm'... another point for '29th August 2009 - 10:34:46 pm'... and so on!

And it's us who keep moving from one point in time to another!

Or *our minds* rather... that keep hopping back-and-forth between the past, present and future!

So let me rephrase the above then...

Their performance yesterday seemed to transport you to a place where YOU stood still!

No past... no future... only that particular point in time!

And their performance in that point of time!

Their 'celebration of life'... which made YOU feel like celebrating too!

Celebrating the fact that you could be witness to such a performance... that you could watch them, listen to them, and even smile with them!

So much so, that you began to share the same kind of insane joy with them!

Yupp! I-N-S-A-N-E! That's exactly how it felt! :D

I guess this must be the 'living in the now' phenomenon they keep talking about...

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Here's more in Music and in Videos!


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20 comments:

Shreesh said...

Yes i agree..i saw it too..they sang soul stirring number, n i somehow found myself appreciating lyrics the most ..about khuda n banda..it was awesome...!

Kaddu said...

Shreesh:
Hmmm yeah... they said they compose all their songs themselves. I kinda like that particular genre of music btw... fills you with faith and hope!

iblogoneverything said...

Yeah, you are right...music does give you that awesome experience, the moment of being in the 'now.' To 'live' in it is completely a different experience...i just love your post, its full of truth, your experience. BTW, this is Jay from Moka (but no Moka now :(

Dhiman said...

Ohh ... missed it !!! Hope Zee re-runs the episode or the show might be put in youtube....

Kaddu said...

Jay:
Heyyyyy! That's a really nice surprise visit! :D It's so good to hear from u again! No Moka now? Hmmmm. The economic melt down I guess. So what are you up to these days? Do send me a mail! And in the meanwhile, I'll chk out ur blog! :D

Kaddu said...

Dhiman:
Do you download stuff through torrents? If yes, then I can send you the torrent for that episode... the other performances were also good... being a Qawali special episode.

preposterousgirl said...

Hey kaddu..
Yeah U bang on!! that was such a phenomenal experience.. Infact I was also thinking to blog on this.. ;-) U won.. hehee
and ur power scene?? whats on that front??

Kaddu said...

PG:
The transformer was finally changed yesterday afternoon. So we have power now! Are you on Facebook?

Vishal said...

that's true.....
both are Sufi singers....and Sufi music is closer to God....
It's a kind of Music you can relax with....
Hyeee you know who loves Sufi music are emotional and close to God....
Basically sufi music shares spirituality......

Dhiman said...

Yeah sure send me the torrent link I'll get it :D

Kaddu said...

Vishal:
Hmmm yeah! Sufi music sure has some strange quality... makes you feel more connected to God in some way.

Kaddu said...

Dhiman:
Yaar... what is your email id? Can't find it anywhere on your blog! Send me an email on the ID given in my blogger profile.

Sugandha Gupta said...

hey i didnt watch teh show ... bt it sounds so interesting ... I will watch it on youtube for sure :)

Kaddu said...

WSST:
Yupp! I don't know about YouTubes, but it's there on Zee TVs website... although it's not the complete performance. If you use torrents for downloading stuff, let me know your email ID... I have downloaded the entire show and I'll be able to send u the torrent link for it.

preposterous girl said...

No I'm not.. :-) will let u know if I'll be there.. :-)

Kaddu said...

PG:
Oh ok. My FB link is given in my sidebar... just add me whenever u come on it! :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Awesome! Thats the power of Sufi music...

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
I know! It's enigmatic, isn't it?

AS said...

hii kaddu ! ( LOVED UR NAME !! )

yup! i lovee this song ..its too soulful :)
and ur blog is too gud...loved every bit of it :D

Kaddu said...

AS:
Thanks for your kind words AS! :) Glad u liked it!

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