Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Magic with Mouth Organ: A La Ashok Bhandari

I met Ashok Bhandari, my college mate, after 35 years. Three years ago, he had found me through the Internet and since then we have been in touch with each other over phone, e-mail and chat. I had seen his performance on Youtube. Some harmonica players, after watching his videos, had expressed doubt that Ashok used some digital editing tools to create special effects.

However, when I met him face to face at his studio apartment in Delhi and heard him play I was wonderstruck by his talent and skill.

Listen to the Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago that he played for me:


video

4 comments:

Tapan Bhatt said...

Guruji,
I am not in a position to comment on the rendition.
I envy Nachiketabhai.
Do come to Ahmedabad and bles the club with some useful tips on different styles of playing Harmonica.
Salutations At your lotus feet wishing you a very Happy Diwali

reallity in magic said...

Tapan Bhi Adesh karay I am a part of
Harmonica club thanks for your kind comments its Harmonica magic not slit of hand its all inspirations from my friend Nachiketa during my stay in BHU regards Happy Diwali to all Harmonica club members and there family
Ashok Bhandari

apoorvabhatt said...

MASS HYPNOTISM without water of India!! Conjuring up tricks in the Mouth organ play also. To produce such a mesmerising effect I dont know in how many holes u blow at a time. Horror movie specialist Mr.F.U RAMSAY should introduce such hair raising themes as a background music in a situation where suspense multiplies fourfold. Sounds very strange. Man's biggest invention is a wheel and this technique of play. I go in trans....Bhandariji

debasis said...

Kya baat hai. Only Harmonica and pure majic with it. Loved it. Thanks Raman for the information.Debasis