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Rock Versions of National Anthem For the Young and Dynamic India

June 5, 2018
Vaishali Adwant

National Anthem’s original tune and intent melts your heart, and evokes patriotism no matter in which part of the world you have settled. A.R Rahman came up with his version of Vande Mataram a few years back. The best part of the new era musicians is they explore and come up with tunes and compositions with oomph and dynamism. That is what the rock versions of National Anthem do to you, raise your energy and vibration, and beckon your attention into your very identity and the soil you were born into.

We yap about government and politics mindlessly, and pass away time, without giving a forethought about change starts with us, and our will to bring transformation within. The metal version of National Anthem is bombastic and deep. It connects you with a feeling of solidarity, and the fact that what we are regardless of the urbanisation is still not lost and retained ubiquitously as a reminder of times that people forgot.

Struggle and devotion were divine virtues that time of digital world has forgot. Rock and metal versions of National Anthem delineates a time and values through wonderful renditions and compositions that we still inherit the virtues of this land and through our arms open for a revolution that brings a better change in the very thought of the citizens to open up and explore and yet not forget who we are originally and where we belong.

We as a diverse culture bring variety and traditions in its utmost sweetness and welcome ethnicity from any dimension to expand our consciousness. We as a country are a mass of consciousness and not populace alone. When you hear the scared tunes of National Anthem in rock and metal versions, the folksy inside you aligns with the earnestness of what progress in thought and consciousness.

Enjoy this wonderful version of our National Anthem


India Needs More Creativity in the Orchestral Music Genre

June 1, 2018
Vaishali Adwant

The symphony of orchestral and chamber music in India is at an incipient stage. Musicians are so ga-ga about going mainstream, overtone of this genre is blissfully  brushed aside, only making episodic appearance. Orchestral music is a genre so vast, you could spend a lifetime exploring and innovate music never heard before. Chamber and instrumental music is epic and a platform for innovation to create symphony so dulcet, it would take the listener to higher realms.

Chamber and instrumental music is purity in the art of making music and composition. A true musician at heart will wilfully attempt symphonies, even if not bitten by the classics of Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, and the ilk of the classic romantic era of music where renaissance in art and music was limitless and had no commercial bearing.

This is the music that time forgot amidst synthesizers and auto-tuners. Chamber and instrumental symphonies show the love of the musician for its art at its heart. You do not need an opera setting, only talented musicians who like to explore and not stick to the commercial nitty-grittes alone.

On any given day, classics of Mozart, Beethoven, Maurice, and many other classic Italian composers of the romantic era introduce you to finer world than what the sorry likes of Bollywood item numbers did to the very essence of music. “Munni Baadnam Hui” and the grade of such songs are not music, but an ugly trace of the sorry state of commercial music.

Apart from individual bands, musicians have stopped exploring music, running behind record labels, selling their talent and their soul in the name of commercial music, and lost their art amidst the rigmarole. Chamber music is not as celebrated as commercial music but deserves its place in the heart of music. If only this genre is explored, the world will have a new wave of compositions and something new to hear.

The drama of emotions through the overtures and symphonies that only orchestral music can create. enjoy the fantasy epic orchestral piece.

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