Saturday, September 24, 2016

A soulful singer and a surreal evening

It was one of those evenings I wished to wrap it all up as soon as I could and hit my sack. Well quiet understandably the escape route wasn’t going to be an easy one. Considering the fact that it was the sun down event of a half a week long brand summit I was participating in.



A few awkward moments and a good strong drink later the urge to escape was subsiding. Yet I was a tad unsure the mild intoxication could hold me in that place for long. The sound of the sea waves hitting the rocks by the beach of Kovalam and the breeze of wind blowing across was helping me calm down and sink in to the surrounding.

Just then an unknown, unheard artist came on the stage. It was a band comprising of a vocalist and a music mixer AKA DJ. It was only a matter of time before the soulful voice of the vocalist signing some of the best indie classics, sufi songs and ghazals filled the open air gathering.

I could feel the music slowly growing on me. Well it wasn’t me alone, a careful look around and it was evident that the vocalist had made a strong connect with the audience. The co-artist and the vocalist seemed like a great team, making the crowd wanting more of that surreal music they been dishing out.

It was only later, post the performance I got to catch up with the artist duo. They were an absolute pleasure to talk to. The conversation was the much needed trigger, to rekindle the passionate music lover in me to write a thank you note through this blog post.

For all those who wondering who the artists were, Madhuparna Vaidya the vocalist and her accompanying music producer DJ Aar. The vocalist in particular was an absolute delight, a trained singer with a mystical ability to make people stay engrossed and melt away in the sea of musical notes.

Mere words can never justify the portraying of my experience. I am only glad to share the link for all of you to check out some of the songs sung by her.





Go ahead and discover for yourself this amazing singer and her brilliance in dishing out really moving songs. She has a good collection of many covers and a couple of originals to her credit. A fusion artist you should have on your radar and not miss out on listening to her live if you were to ever get a chance.

- VJ Says ~ Cheers and Peace

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