Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ghananjani '09

Shakti foundation's annual fund raising concert, Ghananjani '09 was a spectacular show with 5 legends, Ustad Zakir Hussain, U. Shrinivas, Sivamani, Dominique Di Piazza and Stephen Devassy!! It was a great experience to be there in the crowd and watch these 5 maestros perform! and well, what do i say about Stephen Devassy? The youngest and probably the least experienced of the lot...... but wasn't any less than the others in the way he performed. His music just captivated the audience and his solo..... i have no words to express it! but to simply put it as short as i can, it was mind blowing!! His fingers move across the keys with ease and he's probably faster than Adnan Sami (may be, may be not! its my personal opinion!!). But i'm sure he got a real loud round of applause at the end of it..... And i must mention this... He's way too modest and humble. Blessed as he is, he knows to use it well and even for a moment, doesn't forget to thank his god! Hope he'd get a Grammy sometime in the near future for all his hard work and commitment! Anyway, to sum it up... it was a great show with amazing performances :) I enjoyed every bit of it. Lucky me :D !!