Thursday, August 20, 2009

When veteran relives his youth

Manohar Majithia, 67, is the eldest member of the Harmonica Club of Gujarat. Before he joined the club, he had cut a CD in a professional sound recording studio. However, after he heard some of the players perform in a public park in Ahmedabad, he realised that he needed a lot of improvement. First of all, he had to change his instrument, the Chinese make 'Hero', to a chromatic one. After he bought Chromonica 280 from M Hohner, Germany, Majithia started practicing rigorously.

He has acute respiratory problem and runs out of breath while playing. However, this did not deter him from playing. Whenever, the club decides to stage a public performance he is among the first to enlist. So enthusiastic he is that he submits a list of 4-6 songs that he wants to play at the public function.

Here he presents one of the oldest number sung by Lata Mangeshkar:

video

5 comments:

AMRISH said...

Manoharuncle,
As per your name man + har, apne to man mohit kar diya. Balle .. Balle..
AMRISH SHAH

AMRISH said...

Manoharuncle,
As per your name man + har, apne to man mohit kar diya. Balle .. Balle..
AMRISH SHAH

Nitin said...

Dear Mr Manohar,
Very very well played. If you have any breath problem, it never showed here at all.

Would love to hear some more oldies from you. Keep up blowing... it is a way to good health.

I am 63 and have been blowing on harmonicas from the age 12. keeps me young and never lonely.

Nitin

apoorvabhatt said...

Who says u are asthamatic? Playing entire song with the music part also calls for severe practice.One notices that throughout the song there was no break of note and that is why the song sounds so sweet.I dont know who was tabalchi but u should thank him too.Play one more song please.

amjadkhan786 said...

MANOHAR SIR....EXCELLENT PLAYING.....GOOD TIMING MAINTAINED THROUGH OUT THE SONG AND THE MUSCI PART PLAYED WAS REALLY GOOD CO-ORDINATING WITH THE MUKHDA AND ANTRA.....WELL DONE SIR.........AMJAD KHAN. VADODARA