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Music For The Starry Nights

May 6, 2020
Vaishali Adwant

Today I found the missing link for the ‘Starry Nights’ in the most dramatic fashion. Like a fairy feather sailing swiftly through the rocky boulevards, dark fantasy nights, piercing thunderstorms, without changing its pace or rhythm ushered into the bliss of a new light. Beyond the rave parties of Parvathi Valley and Kasol, lies a macrocosm, uncategorized, undefined, and unified through music.Music traverses you between different worlds and bridges everything in the cosmos with a rhythm and a beat. Within the beats of the fantasy music is a story of how your emotions raise their bar experiencing the better of everything. Music from the mystical lands where fairies and angels exist, and all things softer and dulcet, with a spirit of wilderness and poetic mind, gliding through the empire of angels, above and beyond all realms, is a fete for the soul.Talking of classical poetry of Yeats, Tennyson, and the celebrated ilk, they gave a rythm and music to thoughts, facts, history, philosophy, and more. They told the world in verses musical, how the human evolved, how emotions felt in myriad stages and moments.Coming to a standstill, watching meteor shower and starry nights, the cosmos is beckoning us to a new wave of thought, a food for gumption, symphonies your hearts yearning to sing, and get back to the basics.Love so tender and sweet, sewn through the tapestry of melodic verses, reminding time and again , we are hear to love and live with compassion. Not a ideal world yet, but the moments spent looking at the dreamy universe above us, are moments of beautiful surpless emotions, unhinging your soul into boundlessness.

Hariprasad Chaurasiya- World Music- Ushering Harmony

October 9, 2018
Vaishali Adwant

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiya started his sojourn in music since the age of 15. The flute maestro breathes life into world music with the composition of flute and a mixed bag of digital and classical music. The mood his flute playing in the world music sets you in is, here and now, enjoying the serenity of the present, that the present wants to present to you. Romancing flute with tabla, and other stringed instruments, this discography is a blend of esoteric with an urban twist, for the new and the old, and the one that loves to celebrate life through music.

The sitar in the background bespeaks of the 80s puritanism in emotions that inspire music. Settling in the harmony of flute music based on Indian ragas and the background of world music symphony is what your soul might get nourishment from early morning. Flute ragas have a reason to be the early morning glory, because each day welcomes a new inspiration to be an extension of your better self beating the banality of existence per se. Indian ragas and western classic romantic music are a world apart like oil and water; but in the cosmos of music, this oil and water find an avenue to blend through symphonies and portmanteaus.

Celtic flute music is enamoring, and has a different beat. Celtic flute music usher you into a dream state of transcendence. Indian ragas in flute let you stay in the here and now of existentialism, for that is what we are here to be, to exist in harmony. When you listen to the bliss hidden inside the Indian ragas through the Maestros flute compositions, you are not thinking, you are sailing to a higher philosophy in your mind that disconnects inessential.

The land of Uttar Pradesh has some magic, legends are born in that sacred land and they give the world ecstatic music. Unhurried, at its own pace letting you know how life takes its own journey pace by pace. The music you listen to has a psychological effect, more of a ripple effect. Not that rock is a bad genre of music, its dynamic, that contrasts with the peaceful instrumental music. As much as the fiery rock music minus the negative lyrics (a lot of rock music has positive, meaningful lyrics too) has its own element, flute music sets a rhythm to the subconscious mind.

Early morning ragas are a melodic feat, a symphony from an eon older than the Earth. Exploring the mysticism of the aura these ragas beget, seeps a calm of the sacred mountains, dew of the leaves in lush jungles, and the salute to the morning sunrise that is a gift of every mortal. You know when that happens, and often, it opens avenues, new paths, asking you to explore them, seeking all that is unheard to unravel them.

Or maybe just enjoy the moment, if depth has still not touched your happy soul. When you are happy and content, its like you are not looking for new beginnings, and nobody can judge if that sort of limitation is intimidating. Nirvana is not the only key to bliss. When you live in the moment in peace, unruffled, its a higher state to ascent. World music with a magic of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurisiya ascends you to that higher realm.

Away from the cosmos of item numbers, EDMs, and commercial music, is this sacredness of this music of the mountains, river streams, and an admission into a natural world to a novel beat.

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