Showing posts from July, 2008

Tribute to Rafi Sahab on 28th. Death Anniversary

As one of my good friend, Ali, said, am sharing and paying my respect and tribute to the Sahensha of Music....Great Mohd Rafi Sahab.... ....................................................>> July 31st, 2008 marks the 28th death anniversary of 'Saatwan Sur' Rafi-saab. Twenty-eight years have passed and he continues to shine as the brightest star. There was never anyone like him, and there never will be anyone like him. He was in a different league, level, and class. As Lata-ji said, with his passing away, "music was orphaned". The Rafi-Pancham association was filled with variety. As a tribute to Rafi-saab, I am listing one song from various genres to showcase their (Rafi-Pancham) fantastic variety: Romantic - Chand Mera Dil (HKKN) Pathos - Zamane Ne Maare (BKS) Ghazal - Tumhein Dekha Hai (CKP) Folk - Kitna Pyara Wada (Caravan) Qawwali - Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Hamara (TBT) Rock n' Roll - Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera (Teesri Manzil) Pop - Churaliya Hai Tu

Pancham, One of a Kind: Rediff special from 2003

This article is quite a good read, from 2003 archive, truly brings out the genius of our BOSS.... enjoy... January 5, 2003 Sukanya Verma I t is hard, very hard, to list my favourite melodies of Rahul Dev Burman, a man who left behind a legacy of rich, melodious, lively music that transcended the barriers of time and age. How can you pick just a few from a treasure trove? Of course, today, the fact that his music has transcended time, also makes him the remix people's delight. But that's a different topic. Perhaps one of the most noteworthy aspect of R D music was its spontaneity. More important, the ability of his music to connect with people. R D Burman understood the mystery and magic of music. He was, is, and will always be one of a kind. January 4 marked his 10th death anniversary. A tribute to the baby-faced man who made me and most of my generation fall in love with the radio. R D's mellow creations win my vote over his rhythmic, hip-shaking chartbus

A Review : An Evening With Pancham – June 29, 2008

Following is the Review of the event by our very Swapan Das..... A Review : An Evening With Pancham – June 29, 2008 Venue :Kalamandir, Kolkata. With the passage of time, the popularity of R.D. Burman – Pancham da has grown and posthumously (its 14 years now) his music has become more popular and admirable. You cannot fathom his contribution to music with the statistics of the awards he has won. He was never awarded a national award though the singers of his films has won. May be during those days, the jury has given much attention to the `vocals' – to the good melodies, and paid lesser attention to the `non-vocal' part. May be they were not ahead of their time to fathom the hidden beauties of orchestra, rhythm and the total music arragement of our Pancham da. So its not RD Burman who was unfortunate with awards, its literally our `shame' that we have not given our due respect and recognition to this genius when he was alive. Or it took us these many years to understand t

Ananda Bazar Patrika - June 29 Show Review

here's a clip of most popular daily newspaper from Kolkata, after Euphony's June 29 Show....