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2009: An Astounding Evening

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com Yeshwant Natya Mandir, Matunga stood testimony in 2009 an astounding evening on 15th February - The celebration of two legendary musical stalwarts - Sitar maestro Jairam Acharya and versatile champion percussionist Burjor Lord. The occasion stamped organizing group Swar Aalap’s passionate and unfailing dedication to the cause of Hindi film musicians. Shankar Iyer...

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2007: Percussions All The Way

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com Mysore Association Hall, Matunga witnessed a special musical event on 21" July, 2007- Percussions All The Way had Felicitation of Hindi films' multi-instrumentalist Homi Mullan and leading Nepali films music director and Maadal player Ranjit Gazmer. The occasion also saw ace drummer Franco Vaz taking stage to enthral viewers. The episode embossed...

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2008: The father of percussion

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com The evening of 7" February 2008, an evening to cherish at Mumbai's Dinanath Mangeshkar Hall in Vile Parle was an evening singularly dedicated to the industry's stalwart The father of percussion player, late Cawas Lord. No were sold and the press widely publicized the 'open to all music lovers' programme. Remembrance of the genius musician: A...

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2014: 1960 Ki Lata

Atul Merchant | merchatul@gmail.com Lata Mangeshkar, the incarnation of Sharda Maa - the Goddess of Music, left for her heavenly abode on 6 Feb 2022. we arranged a show on 12 June 2015, to reminisce about the treasure of her renditions. Keeping up with its motto of “By the Musicians for the Musicians”, Swar Aalap felicitated two...

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2016: The Versatile Javed Ali

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@yahoo.com Swar Aalap, an organization committed to the cause of musicians, organized an eventful programme with well appreciated prolific Indian Playback Singer and The Javed Ali performing on stage. Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra witnessed an energetic and engaging evening filled with songs and live performances by the singer that left the audience wanting for...

Dilip Naik

Jaan Pehchan Ho with Dilip Naik

‘Aaja aaja main hoon pyar tera’ That attacking, introductory guitar solo of an iconic song. A clear, sharp guitar in the interlude of ‘Aasman se aaya farishta’ (An Evening in Paris) or ‘Tumse accha kaun hai’ (Jaanwar). Yet another fast-paced intro, interludes, in keeping with the rock and roll theme of an iconic song from Gumnam ‘Jaan...

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Drums with Leslie Godinho

Leslie Godinho was a man with exceptional knowledge and skill in music. He was a drummer beyond the extraordinary. Not only was he popular in India but he made a name for himself worldwide. But did you know that it was Leslie Godinho who introduced drums to Indian music lovers? Isn’t that quite something. Let us...

Master Ebrahim

The Master of Instrumental Music – Master Ebrahim

The book Master Ebrahim: The Forgotten Ace Clarinetist traces the journey of the legend from his hometown Ajmer to Bombay in great detail. The book contains interviews with his son Iqbal Ajmeri and his family who provided exclusive information. It has more than one hundred rare photographs and documents that have never been seen before. Professor...

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Sebastian D’Souza: A Musical Legend

Dr. Padmanabh Joshi | pkjoshi8945@gmail.com If you listen to a film song composed by maestros Shanker-Jaikishan, OP Nayyar, or Salil Chowdhury, you also hear a tune being played along with the song in the background. This parallel tune is created with Violin, Cello, Piano, Spanish Guitar, or an Organ. This ‘parallel tune for a song’...