Sunday, June 21, 2009

Live performance per request

Per a previous request by a kind patron, I'm putting up some videos of a performance at the ILP Fest 2009 on March 8th of this year.



The last one is almost silly and confusing, but I thought after so many years of yakking and just putting up sound files, I should put up some videos as well. Hope you like.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Melodiens in concert on May 30th @ 8 pm at the Golden Peacock Restaurant in Fremont

Every now and then an opportunity comes along where you are just stunned at the sheer grace that is bestowed upon you. Being in the company of stellar talent humbles me, and I think brings out the best in me. I'm about to be involved in such a concert that's coming up on May 30th @ 8 pm in Fremont's Golden Peacock Restaurant. Please see the details in the included flier and try to make it out there!

Your Abhinetri

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tumhare Anjuman Se Uthke Deewane Kahaan Jaate - A Milestone

A recording done on a whim. I'm in love with Chitra Singh's voice right now and just cannot get enough of her. Singing her songs is like tapping into a different part of my nature; no one can take my goddess' place, but Chitra Singh is unlike any other. Guess what, I have yet another cold right now - seems like nasal voices are perfectly suited to these type of renditions. There is no music, merely me and an assist from reverb. Pardon any mistakes please. Thank you.

The poetry is as follows:

Tumhare anjuman se uthke diwane kahaan jaate
Jo waabasta huye humse woh afsane kahaan jaate......

Tumhari berukhi ne laaj rakh li baadakhane ki
Tum aankhon se pila dete to paimane kahaan jaate
Jo waabasta huye humse woh afsane kahaan jaate......

Chalo achchha hua kaam aa gayi diwaangi apni
Wagar na hum zamaane bhar ko samjhaane kahaan jaate
Jo waabasta huye humse woh afsane kahaan jaate......

I have two more songs I will be recording soon. One is an English song by one of my favorite artists and another is a Lata Mangeshkar favorite. Stay tuned.

Moonlight Sonata

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Aap Ko Bhool Jaaye Hum - Echoes

Heartbreak leads to such potent poetry....I love this ghazal so much. The words are pure tragic romance. I cannot resist; I must post the words for your eyes:

Aap ko bhool jaayen hum itne to bewafaa nahin
Aap se kya gila kare aap se koi gila nahin

Sheesha-e-dil ko todna unka to ek khel hain
Humse hi bhool ho gayee unko koi khata nahin

Kaash wo apne gham mujhe dede to kuch sukoon mile
Woh kitna bad-naseeb hain gham hee jise mila nahin

Jurm hain gar wafa to kya, kyoon kar wafa ko chhod doon
Kehte hain is gunaah ki hoti koi saza nahin

This is one of my favorite ghazals by Chitra Singh. Her voice has minute shards of heartbreak woven through it, making your own eyes glisten with unsuppressed feeling. This was recorded at the same time as that last ghazal and yes I was deathly ill here as well. I promise I will put up stuff that's not tainted with a cold for once. This is my broken voice and Abhijit's melody....We were both feeling around the melody; me trying to guide my broken voice and Abhijit trying to follow the chords. I have to do my own crisp recording soon, one with a good song that is contemporary for once....


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Upcoming Concert on March 8th: India Literacy Project presents ILP Fest 2009

Hello friends,

I'm very happy to share this event with you; it's a show my band Jigary is doing for the India Literacy Project on March 8th. We are super happy to be able to help out with such a worthy cause, but we cannot do this without your help. Jigary's prime passions are it's friendships, it's music and it's charitable causes. In doing this show we are able to enjoy all three.

I realize you guys come out to support me for several concerts and I appreciate that. I'm urging you to come out for this show as well; it's a labor of love for our band. We have toiled for months on this material and have worked on minute details of each and every song. Please come out and support this wonderful cause and enjoy the show. You won't be able to resist tapping your feet. We promise not to disappoint.

Tickets are available at the following link: PLEASE BUY TICKETS HERE!

Best wishes,