Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Guru Draun from Delhi Shishya Eklavya from Ahmedabad : E learning !!!!

Ashokji, there are students who follow your playing. I am one of them. This is an effort to learn and reproduce. Do guide me.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

12th song of Kankaria Carnival : Jane kaha gaya

Rohini Jhala and Manohar Vaidya.



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Monday, March 23, 2009

Milon Gupta: The Maestro


I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email from harmonica player Vinayak from Hyderabad this morning. He had sent me a few photographs of legendary mouth organ player Milon Gupta along with scanned copies of notations of a few film songs written by the maestro himself in his own hand writing. Thanks Vinayak for sharing such a treasure with all the harmonica lovers.

Vinayak has also uploaded some of the classic numbers played by Milon Gupta on his esnips page.





Saturday, March 21, 2009

E Malik Tere Bande Hum

Recently we were invited by Shri T. D . Joshi. Sanjay Agarwal wanted to meet all the Harmonica friends in Vadodara. We were treated with special dinner by Joshi Family and this lovely song by Apoorva Bhatt and Dilipsinh Chawan.
E malik tere bande hum.......
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Magic of Mouth Organ


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He popped up one day on my chat window saying, "Kyon Raja Mujhe Pehchaana?". I could hardly believe that Ashok Bhandari, my classmate in Banaras Hindu University, would find me after almost 30 years. Since we left the university in 1978, Ashok had become a professional magician, performing all over the world - Italy, Germany, Japan and Russia.

Ashok found me from my esnips page where I had uploaded some of my mouth organ numbers. He told me that he has been also playing mouth organ in all his magic shows. I had heard Ashok play mouth organ when we were in college. But, he was not a great player then. After almost 30 years of practice and performing on stage, Ashok had become a maestro - a wizard, a magician of music. He is a master of special effects - a one-man orchestra.

Ashok was so much inspired by the Harmonica Club of Gujarat and its blog that he decided to devote full time on playing harmonica. I was shocked when one day he told me that he is giving up performing magic shows and has decided to start a mouth organ training academy in Delhi.

"Mouth Organ is a magical instrument," he says. Ashok has turned this handy musical instrument into a wonderful object of performing art.

Harmonica enthusiasts can call him at 9999333104.

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